New & Now: June 17, 2011
Must-read health news and views from around the web
Source: Web exclusive, June 2011
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A study from the Journal of the American Medical Association found a daily habit of watching more than two hours of television can increase the risk of death, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. | CBC.ca
Beginning next summer, sunscreens in the U.S. will have to filter both UVA and UVB rays, or else carry a warning indicating that the product has only been shown to prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early aging. Health Canada says it’s also reviewing sun-protection products in this country. | The Globe and Mail
It could be better for your unborn child if you sleep on your left side, according to researchers. The results of a study found mothers who sleep on their back or right side on the night before giving birth to be twice as likely to have a stillborn child compared with those who slept on their left. | The Guardian
A diet low in carbohydrates and high in protein could reduce your cancer risk and slow the growth of tumours, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Research. | The Nutrition Post
A 56-year-old British woman has agreed to donate her uterus to her 25-year-old daughter if the groundbreaking medical procedure is approved. The transplant could take place early next spring at a Swedish hospital. | Vancouver Sun
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