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  • Chocolate lovers have fewer strokes, study finds

    Chocolate lovers have fewer strokes, study finds

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    A sweet tooth isn't necessarily bad for your health - at least not when it comes to chocolate, hints a new study. Researchers studying more than 33,000 Swedish women found that the more chocolate women said they ate, the lower their risk of stroke. The…

  • Cancer is purely a man-made condition

    Cancer is purely a man-made condition

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    Cancer is a man-made disease triggered by the excesses of modern life, says a new study.Tumours were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature has found.Despite slivers of tissue from hundreds…

  • Three cups of tea daily can protect against heart attacks

    Three cups of tea daily can protect against heart attacks

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    Drinking three cups of tea daily can protect against heart attacks and stroke.A new review study shows regular drinking of either black or green tea can reduce the risk of heart problems by 11 percent.It cuts plaque build-up in arteries – a combination…

  • Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby

    Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby

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    Babies whose mothers have the flu jab during pregnancy are less likely to catch the virus themselves, finds a recent study.A flu jab protects youngsters in the first six months of life and makes them 40 percent less likely to need hospital treatment for…

  • Lung cancer linked to risk of stroke

    Lung cancer linked to risk of stroke

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    People recently diagnosed with lung cancer are at higher risk of having a stroke than those without lung tumors, suggests a large new study from Taiwan.Researchers looking at data covering more than 150,000 adults found that among those with lung cancer, 26 in every…

  • Power of suggestion affects heart arteries

    Power of suggestion affects heart arteries

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    Simply suggesting that a treatment will ease chest pain may not only dampen the pain, but directly alter heart arteries, a small study concludes.Among 30 patients having a procedure to evaluate their chest pain, researchers found that those who were told they were being…

  • Power of suggestion affects heart

    Power of suggestion affects heart

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    Simply suggesting that a treatment will ease chest pain may not only dampen the pain, but directly alter heart arteries, a small study concludes.Among 30 patients having a procedure to evaluate their chest pain, researchers found that those who were told they were being…

  • Malaria vaccine shows promise: study

    Malaria vaccine shows promise: study

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    An experimental malaria vaccine tested on children in Burkina Faso has shown "a high level of efficacy" in protecting against the disease, a study published in the United States said Wednesday.The study was initially planned to study the safety and immune response of the…

  • Scientists create 'suicide bomber' that destroys superbug

    Scientists create 'suicide bomber' that destroys superbug

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    Scientists have developed what they call a "suicide bomber" bacteria, which can detect and destroy a hospital superbug resistant to antibiotics.Researchers in the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore engineered a strain of E.coli that can detect signs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a leading cause of…

  • Brain cells protect themselves against stroke

    Brain cells protect themselves against stroke

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    Some brain cells are naturally protected against a stroke – and now we know why.Jack Mellor at the University of Bristol, UK, exposed slices of rats' hippocampi to the low-oxygen conditions typical of a stroke. Neurons in the hippocampi known to resist stroke damage…

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