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A study from the UK has found that breast tissue samples from women who underwent mastectomies for breast cancer contained traces of parabens (p-hydroxybenzoic acid), preservatives commonly used in deodorants, body lotions and other cosmetic products.

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A high urinary concentration of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) has been positively associated with obesity and insulin resistance in older Chinese adults.

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A UK study suggests that living in a damp river valley at low altitude can increase the risk of developing lung problems.

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A qualitative study from the UK has analysed how self-care advice is constructed in traditional acupuncture consultations.

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Seniors who practice tai chi regularly demonstrate improved arterial compliance (the ability of arteries to expand and contract with the pumping of the heart), as well as increased leg muscle strength, according to a Hong Kong study.

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A large, prospective cohort study carried out in Japanese seniors has found that consumption of green tea is significantly associated with a lower risk of developing functional disability (problems with daily activities, such as bathing or dressing).

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A three-armed study in the Annals of Family Medicine has compared 8 weeks of mindfulness meditation, 8 weeks of moderate exercise and no intervention in the prevention of acute respiratory infections.

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A satisfying life is good for the health of the heart, shows the results from a large study of British civil servants.

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Auricular acupuncture (AA) can enhance athletes' recovery after strenuous exercise, suggests the results of a Taiwanese study.

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Auricular acupuncture (AA) can enhance athletes' recovery after strenuous exercise, suggests the results of a Taiwanese study.

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