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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 February 10, 2009

Grating cheese cuts heart disease risk
Grating rather than slicing cheese could cut your risk of dying from heart disease, according to a new UK research. ANI

Mice lacking AT1A protein live longer than normal counterparts
A group of Italian researchers have found that mice lacking a protein called AT1A live substantially longer than normal mice. ANI

Clot-busting drug may extend stroke therapy window past 9hrs for some
While it is said that a stroke patient should be administered treatment within three hours of the onset of symptoms, an American study suggests that a clot-busting drug may extend this time period up to nine or more hours. ANI

Microscope that enables 3-D visualization of cells may revolutionise cancer detection
U.S. researchers at the University of Washington have announced the development of a new kind of microscope that can help visualize cells in three dimensions, an advance that could bring great progress in the field of early cancer detection. ANI

Multivitamin may not cut postmenopausal womens cancer risk
Multivitamins may offer no benefit in reducing the risk of common cancers, cardiovascular disease or overall mortality in postmenopausal women, according to a new study. ANI

How depression dramatically ups risk of death from heart attack, stroke
A new study conducted by researchers at Loyola University Health System in Maywood has explained how depression dramatically increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and death after a heart attack. ANI

Stress may trigger unexplained chest pain
A new study from University of Gothenburg, Sweden has found that stress, depression and a sedentary lifestyle might contribute to unexplained chest pain. ANI

Long-term use of popular inhalers ups pneumonia risk for COPD patients
A popular class of anti-inflammatory inhalers, if used for a long time, could significantly increases the risk of pneumonia in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), according to a new study. ANI

First-time mums at higher psychosis risk in month following childbirth
First-time mothers are at the greatest risk of developing psychosis in the month following the birth of their child - even if they have never been treated in hospital for mental illness in the past, according to a new study. ANI

Blame parents for teen obesity crisis
A new study has suggested that one of the keys to solving teen obesity crisis starts with parents. ANI

Chemical drink boosts exercise levels in mice with damaged hearts by 35pct
A group of French researchers believe that a chemical drink may reenergize heart attack patients by increasing the supply of oxygen to their damaged cardiac muscle. ANI

Mediterranean diet could cut Alzheimers risk
A diet loaded with fish, olive oil, veggies and other foods common in Mediterranean-style cuisine can protect the brain against developing Alzheimers and other memory problems, says a new study. ANI

Smokers more likely to kick the butt for pet pooches health sake
Want your partner to kick the butt? Well, then buy him a pooch, for a new study has found that smokers are more likely to quit cigarettes for the sake of their pets health rather than their own. ANI

Two-plus cans of soda pop per day can up womens early kidney disease risk
Women who drink two or more cans of soda pop per day are at an increased risk of developing early kidney disease, according to a new study. ANI

Continuing statins therapy does reduce death risk for high cholesterol patients
An Israeli study has confirmed that continuing treatment with statin drugs, which are known to lower bad cholesterol levels in people at risk of heart disease, reduces the likelihood of death. ANI

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