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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 December 19, 2009

Alcohol outlets pave way for specific problems among youngsters
Off-premise alcohol outlets and bars have a link with traffic crashes and assaults among youngsters, claims a new study. ANI

Doctors overprescribe antibiotics in fear of lawsuits
Doctors are overprescribing antibiotics in fear of lawsuits, a new study claims. ANI

Drug implant that protects against skin cancer
UK health chiefs have approved a drug implant that protects against skin cancer. ANI

Mature college students enjoy sex more than their immature counterparts
Emotionally mature students may get more positive benefits from sex than their less-mature counterparts, says a new study. ANI

How to improve postural sway among abstinent alcoholics
Postural instability during quiet standing is a common and significant consequence of chronic alcoholism, even after prolonged sobriety. Now, researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine suggest this excessive sway can be improved up to a point. ANI

Moderate fish consumption cuts heart failure risk
A new study has shown that moderate fish consumption can help preserve heart function in patients who have experienced heart failure. ANI

Added sugar in raisin bran cereals may promote tooth decay
A new study has shown that added sugar in raisin bran cereals increases acid in dental plaque, leading to tooth decay. ANI

Skull bone may help tackle osteoporosis
British scientists have found fundamental differences between the bone which makes up the skull and the bones in our limbs. ANI

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