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Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Meta-analysis shows folic acid supplements not beneficial for heart
A new meta-analysis has shown that the use of folic acid supplements does not appear to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events, cancer or death over a five-year period. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for October 1, 2008

Food adverts not behind childhood obesity, say advertisers
The advertising industry has denied that food adverts are leading to childhood obesity epidemic. ANI

Blood clot dissolving drug could save patients even 4.5 hrs after stroke
A drug that dissolves blood clots in the brain can benefit patients up to 4.5 hours after a stroke, suggests a new study. ANI

Scientists identify new genes that could lead to gout
Two new genes have been identified and the involvement of a third is confirmed in increasing the risk of higher levels of uric acid in the blood, which can lead to gout, a common, painful form of arthritis, according to a new study. ANI

Smoking may put women at increased depression risk
Women who smoke are at an increased risk of developing depression, says a new study. ANI

Age, method of HRT governs quantum of womens heart-attack risk
Its the right method of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) taken at the right age, which can gauge womens risk of having a heart-attack, according to a new study.In the Danish study on the association between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and heart attacks, scientists have found that its not what women take but the way they take it that produces different results in women who take hormone replacement therapy. ANI

Sleepless nights can trigger depression bouts among elderly
For older adults who have a history of depression, a restless or sleepless night can turn out to be another sign of an upcoming bout of the blues, says a new University of California study. ANI

Indian-origin researcher paves way to make blindness history
A potential therapy to delay or prevent blindness in patients with diabetic retinopathy may soon be available, thanks to an Indian-origin researchers new genetic research model that can help study how insulin receptors affect the eye. ANI

Gene variation that reduces colorectal cancer risk uncovered
While a hormone secreted by fat tissue called adiponectin is known to be associated with the risk of colorectal cancer, American scientists have for the first time shown that mutations in a gene for this protein can decrease the likelihood of contracting the disease. ANI

Depression raises death risk among elderly diabetics
A new study from University of Washington has revealed that depression increases mortality risk in older adults with diabetes. ANI

Now, a dashboard to tell doctors what patients think of them
Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) have invented a novel system that can let doctors know how they are doing from the patients perspective. ANI

Why some kids turn anti-social
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a link between reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol and antisocial behaviour in male adolescents. ANI

Vitamin C may cut effectiveness of cancer drugs
Large doses of vitamin C supplements may substantially reduce the effectiveness of cancer drugs, a new research suggests. ANI

Kids who spend time with their dads have higher Iqs
Kids whose fathers spend more time with them have a higher IQ and are more socially mobile than those children who receive little attention, says a new research. ANI

Why mums high-fat diet contributes to obesity in their kids
A new study, by researchers at the University of Cincinnati and the Medical College of Georgia, has revealed why a mothers high-fat diet contributes to obesity in her children. ANI

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