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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 January 12, 2009

Smoking during pregnancy ups kids cancer risk
Smoking during pregnancy has long been known to cause birth complications, and now, a new research has revealed that babies born to women who smoke during pregnancy are five times more likely to develop a childhood cancer. ANI

Soon, chicken feather suits and dresses to adorn your wardrobe
Ever thought of wearing warm, cozy sweats made of chicken feathers or jeans made of wheat? Well, get ready to make some room in your wardrobe for clothing made from such durable new fabrics that are green and environmentally friendly. ANI

Study confirms overeating and obesitys link with genetics
A team of British scientists has uncovered further evidence to show that overeating could be genetic. ANI

Japans ageing population munches on collagen-rich diet to stay young
Japans ageing population is dining on collagen-rich foods in an attempt to stay young. ANI

Workers exposed to lead show more cognitive problems as they grow old
Adults exposed to lead at work are likely to develop cognitive problems when they grow older, according to a new study. ANI

Advance towards prenatal autism screening triggers debate
Prenatal tests for autism may soon be available, thanks to scientists at Cambridge Universitys autism research centre, whose breakthrough study has prompted experts to call for a national debate about the consequences of screening for the disorder in the womb, and allowing women to terminate babies with the condition. ANI

Scientists have overestimated the risks from epidurals and spinal anaesthetics
The risks of severe complications linked with epidurals and spinal anaesthetics are exaggerated, according to a study. ANI

Protein that control hormones critical to womens health found in pituitary gland
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have uncovered the location of a protein, called on Syt IV, which regulates hormones critical to womens health- the pituitary gland. ANI

Laughter the best therapy for obesity
Forget gym or dieting and tune into your favourite comedy shows to shed those extra pounds, researchers have suggested. ANI

Gene linked to Alzheimers in women unveiled
Mayo clinic scientists claim that they have unmasked a gene responsible for increasing the risk of Alzheimers in women. ANI

Common mechanism may underlie many neurodegenerative diseases
An international consortium led by Mayo Clinic researchers have announced the discovery of a mechanism that may help further scientists understanding of Parkinsons disease, and other neurological disorders. ANI

Enzyme-deficiency lets mice gorge without becoming obese
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have announced the discovery of an enzyme that plays a very important role in controlling the breakdown of fat. ANI

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