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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 24, 2008

Red wine may protect against radiation exposure
A natural antioxidant commonly found in red wine, may offer protection against radiation exposure, according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ANI

Soybeans, legumes boost functioning of arteries in stroke patients
Researchers in Hong Kong have found that a dietary supplement containing isoflavone - chemical found in soybeans, chickpeas, legumes and clovers - can boost artery function in stroke patients. ANI

Scientists call for health-risk warnings on caffeinated energy drinks
Johns Hopkins scientists are calling for prominent warning labels on a slew of caffeinated energy drinks to inform consumers about caffeine doses and their potential health risks. ANI

New suicide gene delivery approach may pave way for pancreatic cancer treatment
Scientists have developed a novel method to effectively kill pancreatic cancer cells - using nanoparticles to successfully deliver a deadly diphtheria toxin gene. ANI

Nintendo Wii holds rehabilitation benefits too
Nintendo Wii, the popular gaming system, not just combines fun and exercise, but also holds rehabilitation benefits for those suffering from cerebral palsy, says a new study. ANI

Bunk beds should carry danger warnings, says expert
Bunk beds should carry a danger warning and must never be in the same room as a ceiling fan, urges an expert. ANI

Lung disease-inhalers can cause heart attacks
Inhalers prescribed for a lung disease can cause heart attacks, a shocking new research has found. ANI

Designer vagina trend dubbed dangerous by expert
Cosmetic vaginal surgeries, which include making the external appearance more attractive and reshaping the vagina to counter laxity after childbirth, are of dubious nature, claims a leading urogynaecologist. ANI

Honey can effectively kill bacteria that cause chronic sinusitis
A new study by researchers at the University of Ottawa has revealed that honey is very effective in killing bacteria in all its forms, especially the drug-resistant biofilms that make treating chronic rhinosinusitis difficult. ANI

Weight loss surgery may trigger bone loss
Weight loss surgery may be associated with bone loss and deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D, suggests a new research. ANI

Casual smokers 16 times more likely to become hazardous drinkers
Non-daily or casual smokers are 16 times more likely than non-smokers to indulge in hazardous drinking, according to new study. ANI

New study on dog cancer may hold promise for humans too
A new study on a deadly cancer in dogs, called hemangiosarcoma, may not only help the canines, but will also have implications in finding the treatment for human form of the disease. ANI

Compounds that prevent nerve damage in Alzheimers disease identified
In a study on fruit-flies, Duke University Medical Center scientists have found that a class of compounds, called transglutaminase inhibitors, could be used to develop better drugs for preventing nerve damage in several degenerative diseases including Huntingtons disease and Alzheimers disease. ANI

Antioxidant deficiency contributes to pulmonary hypertension
Researchers from Cleveland Clinic have found that deficiency of antioxidants in the endothelial cells that line blood vessels in the lungs may contribute to pulmonary hypertension. ANI

Soy-based supplement can undermine breast cancer treatment
A soy based dietary supplement can block the effectiveness of breast cancer treatment in postmenopausal women, according to a new study. ANI

Dark chocolate may keep heart disease at bay
Chocolate has already been linked to many health benefits, and now, a group of scientists has given chocoholics another reason to savour their favourite sweet by suggesting that dark chocolate prevents heart disease. ANI

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