New & Now: September 23, 2011

Must-read health news and views from around the web

New & Now: September 23, 2011

Source: Web exclusive, September 2011

Welcome to New & Now online, your source for the latest findings, innovative products and emerging trends in health, nutrition, beauty and wellness.

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Your desk job may be a health risk

Studies are showing that, even with regular exercise, sitting for prolonged periods of time can quickly lead to cardiovascular disease and a shortened life span. Sitting for hours at a time may reduce the body’s insulin sensitivity and increase fat in the blood. | Toronto Star

Dialysis needed more than three times a week

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests a need for more frequent dialysis treatments. | The Globe and Mail

Wanda Sykes reveals breast cancer diagnosis

Actress and comedian Wanda Sykes recently revealed that earlier this year she was treated for breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. | People

Non-communicable diseases killing millions worldwide

After meeting for a General Assembly meeting on chronic diseases, world leaders have pledged to take action against non-comminucable diseases and the lifestyle factors that contribute to them. | Huffington Post

Should obesity prohibit women from fertility treatments?

Whether or not obese women should be denied fertility treatments has been up for debate at a national fertility conference in Toronto this past week. | Toronto Star

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