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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 17, 2009

Special exercise programme could benefit migraine sufferers
Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden have developed a special exercise programme for people suffering from migraine. ANI

Low lead levels in early childhood linked to hypertension in later life
Researchers from State University of New York have found that low levels of lead found in the blood during early childhood can increase a childs risk of developing hypertension in later life. ANI

Exercise during pregnancy could boost babys health
Pregnant women could strengthen their babies lungs and nervous system by exercising, new research suggests. ANI

Scientists unveil novel approach to study Parkinsons treatment
Stanford University researchers claim that they have identified a specific group of cells that can be direct targets of deep brain stimulation (DBS), a Parkinsons treatment. ANI

Laughter is indeed the best medicine
Laughter is indeed the best form of medicine - because it is good for the heart, says a new study. ANI

Male sexual dysfunction drugs may some day help women also
A new study suggests that the drugs used to treat sexual dysfunction in men may some say also address some forms of female sexual disorders. ANI

Coffee beneficial for males, not females, with Lou Gehrigs disease
A research team including an Indian-origin boffin has found that coffee may be beneficial for men with Lou Gehrigs disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) but for women, it may have the opposite effect. ANI

Sidewalks make people more physically active
People who have easy access to stores, transit stops and sidewalks are two times more likely to be physically active than those without these amenities, says a new study. ANI

Vegans bones as healthy as non-vegetarians
A new study has found that vegan women, who eat only plant based foods, have bones as healthy as non-vegetarian women. ANI

Male sexual dysfunction drugs may some day help women also
A new study suggests that the drugs used to treat sexual dysfunction in men may some say also address some forms of female sexual disorders. ANI

Coffee beneficial for males, not females, with Lou Gehrigs disease
A research team including an Indian-origin boffin has found that coffee may be beneficial for men with Lou Gehrigs disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) but for women, it may have the opposite effect. ANI

Sidewalks make people more physically active
People who have easy access to stores, transit stops and sidewalks are two times more likely to be physically active than those without these amenities, says a new study. ANI

Vegans bones as healthy as non-vegetarians
A new study has found that vegan women, who eat only plant based foods, have bones as healthy as non-vegetarian women. ANI

Scorpion venom-nanoparticle combo slows brain cancers spread
Scorpion venom has shown some promise to slow the spread of brain cancer, say researchers. ANI

Too many hours on Twitter can harm your health
Twitter enthusiasts who spend hours on the trendy social networking could be struck with painful muscle problems, warn experts. ANI

Energy-burning brown fats presence in adults offers new obesity treatment strategy
Swedish researchers have found that adults use brown fat to convert energy into heat, a finding that may lead to novel treatments for overweight and obesity. ANI

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