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TV linked to asthma risk doubling

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Young children who spend more than two hours a day watching TV double their risk of developing asthma, a UK study has found. Rather than telly per se being to blame, experts believe the viewing is symptomatic of a sedentary lifestyle which may be the root cause. Taking deep breaths, such as when exercising, may keep the lungs fit. The study, published in Thorax journal, tracked the health of over 3,000 UK children from birth to 11.

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Resistance to flu drug widespread in U.S. - study

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Few doctors even test patients for flu, and Tamiflu is not widely prescribed. But the news is sobering because the pill, known generically as oseltamivir, is one of the few weapons against influenza, which kills an estimated 36,000 people in the United States in an average year. It is also considered a key weapon against a potential pandemic of a new type of influenza, and this study suggests the virus can rapidly evade its effects. This season, nine children have died from influenza, most apparently healthy before they got infected, the CDC reports.

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More Men Are Urged to Take Drug Against Prostate Cancer

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The recommendation is certain to add a level of complexity to one of the most vexing debates in medicine: how men older than 50 should deal with the threat of prostate cancer. Each year, about 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease, and about 29,000 die. A host of complications and controversies attend nearly every dimension of the disease, from prevention to diagnosis to treatment.

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Drink for Your Heart but Abstain for Cancer?

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The latest piece of evidence on the risks of drinking alcohol comes from researchers at Oxford University who studied more than 1.2 million women in the United Kingdom. They found that drinking alcohol may account for about 13 percent of all breast , liver, rectal and upper digestive tract cancers in women.

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Anger, stress may be linked to heart problems

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Other studies have also shown that if you ask patients about what happened before a heart attack, they'll most frequently say they were angry, said Dr. Charles Raison, psychiatrist and director of the Mind/Body Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Antibodies protect against bird flu and more

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The antibodies -- immune system proteins that attach to invaders such as viruses -- also might be used to protect front-line workers and others at high risk in case a pandemic of flu broke out, the researchers said.In tests on mice the viruses neutralized several types of influenza A viruses, including the H5N1 avian influenza virus.

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The DASH Diet Eating Plan

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The DASH diet is recommended to many people with hypertension (high blood pressure) or prehypertension by their physicians. The DASH diet eating plan has been proven to lower blood pressure in studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). The DASH diet is based on an eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy.

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Atkins Diet

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The Atkins diet, officially called the Atkins Nutritional Approach, is a well-known low-carb diet created by Dr. Robert Atkins from a diet he read in the Journal of the American Medical Association and utilized to resolve his own overweight condition following medical school and graduate medical training. He later popularized the Atkins diet in a series of books

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