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EWG: Lipstick Chemicals Declared Toxic by Canadian Gov’t
While it’s common to see lipstick sales jump during an economic recession, the current global financial crisis may not produce the same result in Canada where the government today declared two chemicals used in lipstick and other personal care products to be toxic.
Feb 3, 2009 - 3:29:01 PM

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Stress may hasten growth of melanoma
For patients with a particularly aggressive form of skin cancer – malignant melanoma – stress, including that which comes from simply hearing that diagnosis, might amplify the progression of their disease.
Jan 30, 2009 - 8:43:12 AM

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Sex linked to high risk of prostate cancer
A new study in the journal BJU International suggests that having sex too frequently in the early years in a man’s adulthood could increase his risk of having prostate cancer.
Jan 26, 2009 - 11:47:13 AM

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Physical activity may not be key to obesity epidemic
A recent international study fails to support the common belief that the number of calories burned in physical activity is a key factor in rising rates of obesity.
Jan 6, 2009 - 8:31:32 AM

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Babies born by C-section more likely to have asthma
A new study found that babies born by Caesarean section were more likely to develop asthma than those who were delivered naturally.
Dec 2, 2008 - 9:58:38 AM

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Drinking green tea protects your teeth
Many  types of beverages can hurt your teeth because they contain sugar and acids, particularly citric acid.   But if you have a habit of drinking beverage, there is one type you can drink safely, that is, home brewed green tea, a study finds.
Nov 25, 2008 - 6:39:28 PM

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Physical inactivity linked to colorectal cancer
A study published in the Nov 2008 issue of Cancer Causes and Control suggests that engaging in exercise or physical activity of any intensity reduces the risk of colon and rectal cancer while being physically inactive increases the risk.
Nov 24, 2008 - 9:27:43 AM

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Exercise cuts cancer risk – new study
Physical inactivity or lack of exercise may dramatically increase risk of breast cancer, according to a new report published in the Dec 2008 issue of Cancer Causes and Control.
Nov 23, 2008 - 11:32:55 AM

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X-ray boosts breast cancer risk - study
A new study published in the Dec 2008 issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment suggests that early exposure to x-ray may be a risk factor for breast cancer in BRCA1 carriers.
Nov 23, 2008 - 8:23:38 AM

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Physical inactivity raises cancer risk - studies
Regular exercise or physical activity reduces risk of cancer, according to a new study led by James McClain of the National Cancer Institute and colleagues and reported at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Nov 22, 2008 - 10:30:28 AM

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It’s the Great American Smokeout day again
Many may not notice that the third Thursday of November, which this year falls on November 20th, is designated as the Great American Smokeout, an annual event that encourages smokers to quit for at least one day.
Nov 20, 2008 - 8:47:52 AM

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iPhone could raise brain tumor risk
News broke that the search giant Google announced on Nov 18 that it just launched a new version of Google Mobile App which allows users to enter their search query by voice.   But this new feature comes in U.S. English and for iphone only.
Nov 19, 2008 - 12:17:40 PM

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iPhone could raise brain tumor risk
News broke that the search giant Google announced on Nov 18 that it just launched a new version of Google Mobile App which allows users to enter their search query by voice.   But this new feature comes in U.S. English and for iphone only.
Nov 19, 2008 - 11:47:23 AM

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Wrinkle-fillers can be dangerous
U.S. regulator said Friday some people experienced serious and unexpected side effects such as inability to control facial muscles, disfigurement and rare life-threatening allergic reaction after using   wrinkle-fillers, bloodberg.com reported.
Nov 16, 2008 - 1:19:13 PM

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Belly fat linked to high risk of diabetes, premature death
Belly fat may be a better indicator for the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes including premature death, according to a new study of about 360,000 Europeans.
Nov 16, 2008 - 12:28:41 PM

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Sleep deprivation raises heart risk in people with hypertension
Sleeping for less than 7.5 hours a night may increase risk of heart disease and stroke and death in people with high blood pressure, according to a new study released Monday.
Nov 11, 2008 - 8:30:16 AM

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Women with low sexual desire may be less orgasmic
A study led by researchers in Malaysia found that women who engaged in sexual intercourse less frequently were less likely to achieve orgasm.
Nov 8, 2008 - 11:36:43 AM

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Exercise cuts risk of breast cancer –part 2
Physical activity or exercise may reduce risk of breast cancer in certain groups of women, according to a review study published in the August, 2008 issue of British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Nov 3, 2008 - 9:21:04 AM

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Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk
Vigorous, but not moderate physical activity may reduce risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women with normal body weight, according to a study published in the Oct. 2008 issue of Breast Cancer Research.
Nov 3, 2008 - 7:30:28 AM

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Weight does not affect women's sexual behavior
Oregon and Hawaiian researchers have found that a woman's weight does not seem to affect sexual behavior. In fact, overweight women are more likely to report having sex with men than women considered to be of "normal weight."
Oct 30, 2008 - 12:32:26 PM

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Extra hour of sleep reduces risk of heart attack
A Swedish study suggests that sleeping for an extra hour may drastically reduce risk of heart attack.
Oct 29, 2008 - 3:02:52 PM

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Hand washing saves millions of lives
The United Nations (UN) set Oct 15, 2008 as the first International Hand Washing Day to raise awareness of the importance of hand washing in more than 120 million children in 70 countries across five continents.
Oct 15, 2008 - 9:24:00 PM

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Poor sleeping raises risk of high blood pressure
A new study published in the Nov. 2008 issue of hypertension found that more Americans than ever live with high blood pressure and many of them do not know about their condition.
Oct 15, 2008 - 8:57:17 AM

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Women with higher education face higher risk for breast cancer
In the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the campaign organizers and sponsors want as many women as possible to know the risk of breast cancer in hopes that more women or even men may go to receive regular screenings for breast cancer.
Oct 14, 2008 - 9:15:29 AM

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Circumcision can't protect MSM from HIV infection
Circumcision does not seem to reduce risk of HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM), according to a new study published in the Oct. 7 issue of JAMA.
Oct 8, 2008 - 1:19:23 PM

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Smoking will kill 65 million Chinese in 30 years
There will be 65 million deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD and 18 million deaths from lung cancer in China between 2003 and 2033 if China maintains current levels of smoking and use of biomass and coal fuel in homes, according to a new study.
Oct 4, 2008 - 1:43:36 PM

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Abortion rates drop
An analysis released Monday found that the overall abortion rate in the United States has dropped 33 percent in the past 30 years.
Sep 23, 2008 - 3:26:47 PM

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Got hypertension? Just relax!
Got hypertension?   Forget about those toxic medications!   A new study suggests that to lower your blood pressure, it may only take a few sessions of relaxation by simply listening to some music or sounds of ocean waves or even a calming voice.
Sep 22, 2008 - 12:04:38 PM

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Weight loss helps hypertensive overweight people
A new Italian study shows that about half overweight people with stage 1 hypertension or high blood pressure can get their blood pressure normalized by simply losing 5 to 12 percent weight and normalizing their body mass index.
Sep 20, 2008 - 10:13:41 AM

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Watching violence video/TV could make you more aggressive
It's known that watching violence on the TV or in movies could make you more aggressive. Now a new study says that watching people being mean to others you could become meaner than ever.
Sep 18, 2008 - 2:43:29 PM

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