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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 4, 2009

90pc drug users in Malaysia do not use condoms, says social activist
In a new survey a Malaysian social activist has revealed that 90 percent of drug users do not use condoms, leading to the worry that it can contribute to the rise of HIV/AIDS cases. ANI

Vaccination, social distancing may dampen H1N1 influenza effect
A new Canadian epidemiological modelling study suggests that vaccination, antivirals and social distancing may help in reducing the impact of H1N1 virus. ANI

Breastfeeding protects mums from metabolic syndrome
A new study has revealed that breastfeeding can reduce a womans risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a condition linked to heart disease and diabetes. ANI

Girl who sneezes 12,000 times a day is suffering from PANDAS, say docs
An American girl, who sneezes up to 12,000 times a day, has been given an official diagnosis, with doctors saying that she is suffering from PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus). ANI

Chinese herbal ciggies as unhealthy as regular ones
A new American study has found that smoking Chinese herbal cigarettes, which contain a mix of tobacco and medicinal herbs, is just as unhealthy as regular cigarettes. ANI

Climate change impacts global mental health- Experts
Climate change can have an adverse effect on global mental health, according to experts. ANI

Risk of blood clot after surgery higher than previously thought
The risk of developing potentially fatal blood clot following a surgery is higher than previously believed and it lasts for a longer period, says a new study. ANI

Smoking early in the morning ups lung cancer risk
Smokers who light up immediately after waking up may be at higher risk of lung cancer than those who wait, regardless of the number of cigarettes smoked, says a new study. ANI

Ciggie smoking increases colorectal cancer risk
People who smoke cigarettes over a long period of time have an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer, says a new study. ANI

Secondhand cigarette smoke exposure ups breast cancer risk
Women who are exposed to secondhand smoke for a prolonged period of time and in high quantity face an increased risk of breast cancer, says a new study. ANI

Cannabis beneficial for multiple sclerosis, confirms study
Cannabis can provide therapeutic benefits for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, says a new study. ANI

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