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Aparna Narayanan

Western fast food tied to heart risks in Asia

Jul 20 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even relatively clean-living Singaporeans who regularly eat burgers, fries and other staples of U.S.-style fast food are at raised risk of diabetes and significantly more likely than peers to die of heart disease, according to a new study.

Study finds mismatch between kids and vitamins

Jul 06 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vitamin supplements are meant to fill-in where diet may be lacking, but a new study finds that U.S. kids may not be getting some of the most needed nutrients from their vitamin pills and the kids taking vitamins may not be the ones who need them the most.

Prostate surgery tied to need for bladder surgery

Jun 29 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in 20 men who have their prostate gland removed may need a second surgery for severe loss of bladder control, new research from Canada suggests.

Older Americans reporting fewer vision problems

Jun 22 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite a general increase in health conditions like diabetes that can harm vision, Americans over 65 are about half as likely as their counterparts a generation ago to report having seriously impaired vision, according to a new U.S. study.

Hepatitis B vaccine protects for 25 years: study

Jun 20 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vaccination against hepatitis B seems to protect against the virus for 25 years, suggesting booster shots are unnecessary, according to a new study from Taiwan.

Soccer players often recover from fractures: study

Jun 07 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most soccer players who break a bone will return to the playing field and compete at the same level as before their injury, a new study from Scotland suggests.

Pregnancy complications not cut by omega-3s: study

Jun 06 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite evidence suggesting omega-3 fatty acids might help protect women from two serious pregnancy complications -- gestational diabetes and preeclampsia -- a new study found no significant differences in the rates of those problems among women who took fish oil pills and those who didn't.

Interpreters may help shorten hospital stays

May 25 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hospitalized patients who aren't fluent in English end up spending fewer days in the hospital when they get help from a language interpreter at certain crucial times, according to a new U.S. study.

Obesity not always tied to higher heart risk: study

May 24 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An obese person isn't inevitably at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death, a new U.K. study finds.

Fish tied to lower colon cancer risk: study

May 10 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who eat plenty of fish may have a lower risk of colon and rectal cancers, a new report suggests.

World News

Hong Kong protest moves peacefully to mob-attack subway

A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as hundreds of demonstrators held a sit-in at the subway site of a midsummer mob attack.