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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 11, 2008

Health clubs for rural youth in Punjab villages
Several non-resident Indians, in cooperation with local residents are promoting health facilities in villages of Doaba region to motivate youth against drug addiction and encourage them to join health clubs and sport activities. ANI

Soon, a virtual reality treadmill for the wheelchair-bound
Exercising for the wheelchair bound may soon turn out to be fun, thanks to TrekEase, an arcade driving game of sorts, which is being developed by the University of Texas alumnus and students. ANI

Chromosomal abnormality behind broad range of disorders in kids uncovered
A collaborative study has revealed a submicroscopic aberration in a particular region of human chromosome 1q21.1 that is associated with a variety of developmental disorders in children. ANI

Using antibiotics for cough and cold increases superbug resistance
The British Governments Health Protection Agency is urging people not to seek antibiotic treatment for cough and cold problems that are caused by viruses, warning that this may increasingly make bacteria resistant to drugs. ANI

A soothing touch really does make pain go away
A soothing touch really can ease away pain, according to a group of researchers. ANI

Bleeding gums up heart attack risk
Poor dental hygiene and bleeding gums can put you at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, according to a new research. ANI

Immaturity of the brain can cause schizophrenia
The underdevelopment of a specific region in the human brain may be an underlying cause for schizophrenia, according to a new study published in BioMed Centrals open access journal Molecular Brain. ANI

Painkiller abuse during adolescence can lead to lifelong addiction
Adolescents who abuse prescription painkillers may be tuning their brain to a lifelong battle with opiate addiction if they re-exposed themselves to the drug as adults, says a new study. ANI

Dodgy dossier partly to blame for losing war against malaria in the tropics
A dodgy intelligence dossier is being blamed for failure of war against malaria, because it had argued that methods to tackle the disease in temperate countries would also work in the tropics. ANI

Immune responses vary according to age, sex
A study on zebra finches has revealed that immune responses amongst females matured slowly while transitioning from nest-bound juveniles to adults, while those in males showed dramatic variation potentially due to the costs of moulting into their colourful sexually dimorphic plumage. ANI

Immune responses vary according to age, sex
A study on zebra finches has revealed that immune responses amongst females matured slowly while transitioning from nest-bound juveniles to adults, while those in males showed dramatic variation potentially due to the costs of moulting into their colourful sexually dimorphic plumage. ANI

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