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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 September 10, 2008

Light-activated treatments may solve MRSA problems after surgery
Researchers from University College London, UK have suggested that using near infrared light along with killer dyes that can wipe out bacteria could effectively kill superbug problems faced by surgical patients. ANI

Community-based exercise organizations can help prevent diabetes
A study conducted at the YMCA has shown that community-based exercise organizations can help in preventing diabetes. ANI

Genetic region linked to 5-fold lung cancer risk identified
A group of researchers has identified a narrow region on chromosome 15 that contains genetic variations linked to familial lung cancer. ANI

Novel blood test can diagnose heart attacks within minutes
A new technique that measures hundreds of molecular markers in the blood can confirm within minutes, rather than hours, whether a patient is having a heart attack. ANI

Titanium work surfaces can reduce food poisoning cases
Food factory work surfaces coated in titanium are better than those of stainless steel, for they can cut the number of food poisoning cases every year, a new study has revealed. ANI

Coming soon, Mars chocolates that wont expand your waistline
Your favourite chocolate, Mars, may soon help you work, rest, play and even cut the calories, all thanks to its makers who are making the delicious bar undergo a healthy makeover. ANI

Human embryonic stem cell secretions reduce heart injury by 60pc in pigs
Experiments on pigs have shown that secretion from human embryonic stem cells can minimize heart injury by reducing tissue death by 60 per cent, say researchers. ANI

Stressed mums kids more likely to be obese
Stressed mothers from low-income households with sufficient food are likely to raise overweight kids, says a new study. ANI

Regular breast cancer screening can dramatically lower mortality in India
A new study has suggested that regular breast cancer screening of women between the ages of 40 and 59 could substantially reduce mortality in India. ANI

Disruption of gatekeeper gene may trigger colon cancer
In a study with human tissue samples and animal models, Singapore scientists have found that the absence or inactivation of the RUNX3 gatekeeper gene may initiate the growth and development of colon cancer. ANI

Teens dont use condoms due to partner disapproval, fear of less sexual pleasure
Teenagers who do not use condoms during sex believe that protection may ruin sexual pleasure, according to a new study. ANI

Protein that acts as natural tumour suppressor may offer new therapies
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a naturally occurring protein that plays a crucial role in suppressing tumour growth. ANI

New drug raises hope for cystic fibrosis patients
A new drug candidate has been found to hold promise for cystic fibrosis patients. ANI

Steroids may offer potential treatment to prevent miscarriages
Women who have repeated miscarriages could be spared the misery with a simple steroid treatment, a new research has revealed. ANI

Music therapy improves mental, physical condition of very ill patients
Music therapy can serve as a physical and psychological aid to patients coping with advanced illness, according to a new study. ANI

Coming soon, a nasal spray that blows out hay fever
Hayfever sufferers have been offered fresh hope after a group of researchers announced that they are developing a revolutionary nasal spray that could beat the condition. ANI

How hormones contribute to fatty liver uncovered
While the bodys own glucocorticoid hormones like cortisol are known to promote the development of fatty liver, scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have for the first time uncovered the mechanism by which such hormones contribute to this dreaded condition.During an experiment, research leader Dr. Stephan Herzig and his colleagues switched off the cortisol receptor in the livers of mice, which led to a considerable decline in the levels of fat in the animals livers. ANI

High calcium levels during pregnancy reduces fetal exposure to lead
Women who consume high levels of daily calcium supplements during pregnancy show a marked reduction in lead levels in their blood, according to a new study, which suggests that calcium could play a critical role in reducing fetal and infant exposure. ANI

Fish during pregnancy, longer breastfeeding key to infants development
High maternal fish consumption and longer breastfeeding can lead to better physical and cognitive development in infants, according to a new research. ANI

How celebs beat their baby bulges revealed
Want to beat the baby bulge, just like the way Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman and Jessica Alba did? Well, then here are some tips to get back in super shape. ANI

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