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Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children
A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia, the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart, Australia and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia has found that waist circumference is a better indicator of a childs risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes later in life, as compared to BMI. ANI

Internal body temperature regulates body clock
Fluctuations in internal body temperature regulate the bodys circadian rhythm, the 24-hour cycle that controls metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions, revealed UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. ANI

Egyptian mummies discovery indicates 'cancer is man-made'
A study of ancient remains has found that cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by pollution and changes to diet and lifestyle. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for August 31, 2009

20 minutes of brisk walking can halve death risk for elderly men
Just 20 to 40 minutes of brisk walking can reduce the risk of death in elderly men by 50pct, according to a US study. ANI

An apple a day may actually keep the doctor away
Having an apple every day is even more important for a healthy diet than previously thought, suggests a new study. ANI

Breathalyser screening may help spot lung cancer early
Israeli scientists have come up with a device that can help spot lung cancer molecules on the breath of patients. ANI

Regular alcohol, coffee consumption can cause irregular heartbeat
Two recently presented studies have suggested that the intake of over ten alcoholic drinks in a week or four cups of strong coffee everyday could increase a persons risk of developing an irregular heartbeat. ANI

Soon, a simple blood test to predict severity of multiple sclerosis
Scientists from University College London have revealed that a simple blood test may soon help predict the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS). ANI

Mediterranean diets heart-protecting benefits now in a new pill
British scientists have developed a novel pill that would provide natural heart-protecting benefits of a Mediterranean diet. ANI

Brain region responsible for our sense of personal space identified
A new study led by neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) may help improve the scientific understanding of the neural mechanisms involved in social behaviour, for it has pinpointed the brain structure that is responsible for our sense of personal space. ANI

New stem cell op may prevent thousands from having hip replacements
British surgeons at the Spire Hospital in Southampton are using a novel technique that uses stem cells to repair damaged bones. ANI

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