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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 3, 2009

Snoring kids at increased depression, anxiety risk
Preschoolers who snore are at an increased risk of developing mood disorders, and are likely to have language and attention problems, say researchers. ANI

Milkshakes can help treat anorexic teens
Have an anorexic teen? Try feeding him or her high-calorie meals like milkshakes and macaroni and cheese until they regain a healthy weight. ANI

Snoring kids at increased depression, anxiety risk
Preschoolers who snore are at an increased risk of developing mood disorders, and are likely to have language and attention problems, say researchers. ANI

Milkshakes can help treat anorexic teens
Have an anorexic teen? Try feeding him or her high-calorie meals like milkshakes and macaroni and cheese until they regain a healthy weight. ANI

Nicotine replacement therapy could help smokers quit
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help smokers kick the habit even when they dont think they are ready, says a new study. ANI

Sex with friends with benefits common among college-goers
Almost 60 percent of American college students have been in a no commitment and no romance sexual relationship with a friend, which is also touted as a friends with benefits relationship, according to a study. ANI

Naturally fluorescent molecule may act as cancer indicator
Penn State researchers say that a naturally fluorescent molecule found in all living cells may serve as an indicator of cancer. ANI

Beverage consumption plays key role in weight loss plan
Want to shed those extra pounds? Well, then focus more on what you drink than what you eat, suggest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers. ANI

Sex with friends with benefits common among college-goers
Almost 60 percent of American college students have been in a no commitment and no romance sexual relationship with a friend, which is also touted as a friends with benefits relationship, according to a study. ANI

Naturally fluorescent molecule may act as cancer indicator
Penn State researchers say that a naturally fluorescent molecule found in all living cells may serve as an indicator of cancer. ANI

Beverage consumption plays key role in weight loss plan
Want to shed those extra pounds? Well, then focus more on what you drink than what you eat, suggest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers. ANI

Chicken soup with matzoh balls fights high BP
Chicken soup with matzoh balls can help combat high blood pressure, say researchers. ANI

Diet-rich in whipping cream, butter, oil can control seizures in epileptic kids
A diet rich in whipping cream, butter and vegetable oils can help control epileptic seizures in children, suggests a new study. ANI

High lead levels in blood raise womens mortality risk
High levels of lead concentrations in blood might put women at increased risk of death from coronary heart diseases (CHD), according to a new study. ANI

Grapefruit diet and the Pill dont mix
Too much grapefruit can swell the risk of blood clots from the Pill, it has been claimed. ANI

Gene discovery may pave way for male contraceptive
Scientists are concentrating on a newly discovered genetic abnormality, which appears to prevent some men from conceiving children, in order to develop a male contraceptive. ANI

Heart cells can develop into adulthood
In what may eventually hold great significance for patients who have suffered myocardial damage as a result of a heart attack, a study has shown that cells in a human heart can develop into adulthood and their age is, on average, six years younger than the individual. ANI

Grapefruit diet and the Pill dont mix
Too much grapefruit can swell the risk of blood clots from the Pill, it has been claimed. ANI

Gene discovery may pave way for male contraceptive
Scientists are concentrating on a newly discovered genetic abnormality, which appears to prevent some men from conceiving children, in order to develop a male contraceptive. ANI

Heart cells can develop into adulthood
In what may eventually hold great significance for patients who have suffered myocardial damage as a result of a heart attack, a study has shown that cells in a human heart can develop into adulthood and their age is, on average, six years younger than the individual. ANI

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