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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 April 1, 2009

Sex workers prefer indirect screening for sexually transmitted diseases
When it comes to screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), female commercial sex workers (CSW) prefer self-collection of samples to traditional tests, revealed researchers at the University of Westminster. ANI

Sex workers prefer indirect screening for sexually transmitted diseases
When it comes to screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), female commercial sex workers (CSW) prefer self-collection of samples to traditional tests, revealed researchers at the University of Westminster. ANI

Heart attack risk increases with rise in oral bacteria
Scientists at the University at Buffalo have found that the risk of heart attack increases with an increase in bacteria in the mouth. ANI

Botox jabs can help beat the blues
By stopping the face from frowning, Botox jabs, which smooth out facial lines by partially freezing muscles, make patients feel happier, a new study suggests. ANI

Infants born to anxious, depressed women likely to have poor sleep
A new study has shown that babies born to women who suffered from anxiety or depression prior to pregnancy are likely to sleep poorly at both 6 months and 12 months of age. ANI

Alcoholism drug may curb urges of kleptomaniacs
A drug commonly used for treating alcoholism and drug addiction has been found to curb the compulsive behaviour of kleptomaniacs, say researchers. ANI

Vegetarians at higher risk of eating disorders
Vegetarians may have a healthier diet, but they are at an increased risk of having eating disorders, say researchers. ANI

Infants born to anxious, depressed women likely to have poor sleep
A new study has shown that babies born to women who suffered from anxiety or depression prior to pregnancy are likely to sleep poorly at both 6 months and 12 months of age. ANI

Alcoholism drug may curb urges of kleptomaniacs
A drug commonly used for treating alcoholism and drug addiction has been found to curb the compulsive behaviour of kleptomaniacs, say researchers. ANI

Vegetarians at higher risk of eating disorders
Vegetarians may have a healthier diet, but they are at an increased risk of having eating disorders, say researchers. ANI

Childhood abuse raises psychosis risk in women
Women with a history of childhood abuse are twice as likely to suffer from severe mental problem, suggests a new study. ANI

Masturbation may be the best treatment for nasal congestion
Masturbating or having sex may help men suffering from hay fever clear those bunged noses, say scientists. ANI

Childhood abuse raises psychosis risk in women
Women with a history of childhood abuse are twice as likely to suffer from severe mental problem, suggests a new study. ANI

Masturbation may be the best treatment for nasal congestion
Masturbating or having sex may help men suffering from hay fever clear those bunged noses, say scientists. ANI

Rosy skin does indicate healthiness and pale illness
University of St Andrews researchers in Scotland have shown that there is truth to the received wisdom that a rosy complexion of the skin represents healthiness, while a green or pale colour indicates illness. ANI

Too much of CT scans may increase cancer risk
Undergoing CT scans a number of times may increase a patients risk of cancer, according to a study. ANI

Rosy skin does indicate healthiness and pale illness
University of St Andrews researchers in Scotland have shown that there is truth to the received wisdom that a rosy complexion of the skin represents healthiness, while a green or pale colour indicates illness. ANI

Too much of CT scans may increase cancer risk
Undergoing CT scans a number of times may increase a patients risk of cancer, according to a study. ANI

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