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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 December 3, 2009

Super Glue may help save babies with Vein of Galen malformation
Scotland doctors have pioneered a novel technique to save the lives of children suffering from Vein of Galen malformation, which kills babies within three or four days. ANI

High-risk women hesitant to take breast cancer preventive drug
A new American study has found that women with high-risk of breast cancer are often reluctant to take the preventive drug tamoxifen. ANI

Parents encourage youngsters to drink, finds Oz study
A new Australian study suggests that parental encouragement leads to alcoholism in teenagers. ANI

Net addiction doubles teen self harm
High school students who are hooked on to the net are likely to self-harm themselves, according to a new study. ANI

High-risk women hesitant to take breast cancer preventive drug
A new American study has found that women with high-risk of breast cancer are often reluctant to take the preventive drug tamoxifen. ANI

Parents encourage youngsters to drink, finds Oz study
A new Australian study suggests that parental encouragement leads to alcoholism in teenagers. ANI

Net addiction doubles teen self harm
High school students who are hooked on to the net are likely to self-harm themselves, according to a new study. ANI

Widowed facing higher mortality risk in US
There has been a significant increase in mortality rate among widowed people in the US, according to a new study. ANI

Asthma, pre-term labour drugs may increase autism risk in developing fetus
Drugs commonly prescribed for the treatment of asthma and pre-term labour in pregnant mothers might put kids at an increased autism risk, reveals a new study. ANI

Widowed facing higher mortality risk in US
There has been a significant increase in mortality rate among widowed people in the US, according to a new study. ANI

Moist snuff high in carcinogenic content
A new American study has found astonishingly high levels of toxic and carcinogenic substances in smokeless tobacco often called moist snuff. ANI

How exercise helps patients with peripheral artery disease
Exercise has long been considered to be the single best therapy for peripheral artery disease but how did it work was a mystery - until now. ANI

Fit youngsters have higher IQs
Young adults who are physically fit have higher IQs, reveals a major new study. ANI

Chances of surviving cardiac arrest at home or work remain unchanged in 30 yrs
The chances of surviving out-of-hospital heart attacks have not changed in the past 30 years, reveals a new US study. ANI

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