Health News On 20 Nov 2007

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  • Coronary Artery Disease Killing More Women Under 45
    For decades, heart disease death rates have been falling. But a new study shows a troubling turn — more women under 45 are dying of heart disease due to clogged arteries, and the death rate for men that age has leveled off.
  • Want To Lose That Baby Weight? Get Some Sleep
    Researchers presented a conundrum to new mothers on Monday, saying that women who want to lose the extra weight gained in pregnancy should try to get more sleep.
  • Migraine Sufferers Have Thicker Brain Cortex
    A US study has found that the cortex area of the brain is thicker in people who have migraines compared to those who do not.
  • Sitting May Increase Risk Of Disease
    Most people spend most of their day sitting with relatively idle muscles. Health professionals advise that at least 30 minutes of activity at least 5 days a week will counteract health concerns, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity that may result from inactivity.
  • Laser Can Spot Illness Before Symptoms Appear
    It may not rank among the top 10 causes of death, but decompression sickness can be fatal. Instead of waiting for symptoms to appear, a University of Houston professor is developing a laser-based system that can diagnose the sickness in a matter of seconds.

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