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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 8, 2009

High-fat diet plus extra protein may lead to insulin resistance
The next time you grab a glass full of protein shake do remember this admonition: too much protein, eaten along with fat, may lead to insulin resistance. ANI

Women under 30s warned against cancer caused by Binge Tanning
Binge tanning and excessive sunbed use have made melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, the most common disease for women in their 20s, cautioned a charity. ANI

Women under 30s warned against cancer caused by Binge Tanning
Binge tanning and excessive sunbed use have made melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, the most common disease for women in their 20s, cautioned a charity. ANI

Environmental tobacco smoke exposure worsens asthma in kids
Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) can worsen asthmatic symptoms in kids, according to a new study. ANI

Altered gene may make some people prone to schizophrenia
Rutgers geneticists have announced the discovery of a specific DNA change that may make some people prone to schizophrenia. ANI

Gene therapy may safely regenerate gum tissue
University of Michigan scientists have moved a step closer to using gene therapy to regenerate tooth-supporting gum tissue. ANI

High-fat diet plus extra protein may lead to insulin resistance
The next time you grab a glass full of protein shake do remember this admonition: too much protein, eaten along with fat, may lead to insulin resistance. ANI

Exercise boosts heart failure patients quality of life
A new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center has found that heart failure patients who regularly exercise fare better and feel better about their lives than do similar patients who do not work out on a regular basis. ANI

Cognitive behaviour therapy helps ease anxiety in older adults
A new study from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston has found that cognitive behaviour therapy can significantly improve mental health in older adults with generalised anxiety disorder. ANI

Cognitive behaviour therapy helps ease anxiety in older adults
A new study from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston has found that cognitive behaviour therapy can significantly improve mental health in older adults with generalised anxiety disorder. ANI

Oral contraceptives increase lupus risk
Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus, a new study has shown. ANI

Acupuncture ineffective against menopausal hot flushes
Acupuncture may not help relieve menopause-related hot flushes, say researchers. ANI

Oral contraceptives increase lupus risk
Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus, a new study has shown. ANI

High-fat diet plus extra protein may lead to insulin resistance
The next time you grab a glass full of protein shake do remember this admonition: too much protein, eaten along with fat, may lead to insulin resistance. ANI

Oral contraceptives increase lupus risk
Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus, a new study has shown. ANI

New TB vaccine found safe in Phase I trial
A leading new tuberculosis vaccine, called MVA85A, has been found to be safe in its Phase I trial. ANI

Acupuncture ineffective against menopausal hot flushes
Acupuncture may not help relieve menopause-related hot flushes, say researchers. ANI

Exercise safely improves quality of life in heart failure patients
Heart failure patients may slightly reduce their likelihood of death or hospitalisation by exercising regularly, without any safety risk. ANI

Exercise safely improves quality of life in heart failure patients
Heart failure patients may slightly reduce their likelihood of death or hospitalisation by exercising regularly, without any safety risk. ANI

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