Breastfeeding has 'no protective effect' against allergies, asthma

London, Sept 12 : A new research has contradicted the findings of earlier studies by showing that breastfeeding does not protect against asthma and allergies.

The study was carried out by researchers at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) led by McGill University's Dr. Michael Kramer.

Artificial sweetener safe for humans: review

Artificial Sweetener

An ounce of dark chocolate a day may keep heart diseases at bay

Dark Chocolate
London, Sep 12 : Chocolate has already been linked with many health benefits, and now, a food scientist has given chocoholics another reason to savour their favourite sweet by suggesting that dark chocolate prevents heart disease.

But the finding doesn't call for a cocoa binge; for Professor Roger Corder says that eating 'small amounts' of chocolate each day has "considerable potential to improve health and wellbeing".

Diet rich in 'fruity vegetables' and fish reduces asthma, allergy in kids

Fruity Vegetables
Washington, Sept 12 : A seven-year study of Spanish children has revealed that giving kids a diet rich in fish and 'fruity vegetables' can reduce asthma and allergies.

The findings also support the researchers' earlier study that found that a fish-rich diet during pregnancy can help to protect children from asthma and allergies.

Generic prostate drug helps detect fast-growing prostate cancers early

Prostate Drugs
Washington, September 12 : A new study suggests that generic drug finasteride, commonly used to treat enlarged prostate, also increases the chances of an early detection of fast-growing prostate cancers.

Nicotine may increase atherosclerosis risk

Smoking Woman
Washington, Sep 12 : A new study has added to the list of health problems posed by smoking, by finding that it also contributes to atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City pinpoint their evidence to the addictive chemical in cigarettes - nicotine.


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