Health-Points: Tuesday 11.25.08
- Having no stress would be great! And there’s an added perk for cancer patients. New research in Cancer claims reducing stress, by exercising and eating healthfully, can help prevent relapses and fight cancer; via NewScientist.
- China’s food safety has drawn intense scrutiny, prompting the FDA to open an office in Beijing. According to a spokesperson it will enhance the regulatory cooperation between the United States and China; CNN reports.
- A new study in Envrionmental Health Perspectives reveals women exposed to higher doses of hairspray increase their baby’s risk for a birth defect called hypospadias. Researchers blame phthalates, a chemical most often found in plastics; via the BBC News.
- Great Britain wants to ban happy hour. Health officials claim low-priced drink specials entice young adults to imbibe and this has caused an increase in liver-related deaths among young people; the Associated Press reports.
- Here’s another ban idea. Research in the Journal of Law & Economics suggests banning fast food commercials could cut childhood obesity by 18%. Findings reveal fast food ads have helped triple the rate of obesity; via the Associated Press.
- Diabetic women, younger than aga 65, have worse cardiovascular risk profiles than diabetic men of similar age. The findings in Heart claim women’s lower risk of heart attack than men vanish when they’re diagnosis with diabetes; Reuters explains.
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