Health News On 14 Nov 2007

  • Study: Diet High In Omega-3 Fats May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk
    If you want to ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, make sure you eat a diet rich in fish, omega-3 oils, fruits and veggies, according to the findings of a new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Babies Born Few Weeks Early Face Higher Death Risk
    Compared to full-term babies, those born just a few weeks premature are six times more likely to die during their first week of life, a U.S. team finds.
  • Most Diabetics Risk Serious Foot Problems By Wearing The Wrong-Sized Shoes
    More than six out of ten people with diabetes are walking around in the wrong-sized shoes, exposing themselves to serious foot problems that could lead to amputation, according to research in the International Journal of Clinical Practice.
  • Smoking Is Associated With Rectal Cancer
    Cigarette smoking may be a risk factor for rectal– but not colon–cancer. The evidence linking cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer risk has been inconsistent.
  • Top Cause Of Painful Sex Uncovered
    Sex is supposed to be enjoyable, but for countless women suffering from vulvodynia, that’s not the case. Characterized by pain or discomfort with sexual intercourse, rawness, stinging, itching and burning in the vagina or vulva, vulvodynia is a common condition, but it is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.