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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 14, 2009

Athletes at increased metabolic syndrome risk
College-age football players who gain weight to add power to their blocks and tackles might be putting themselves at an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease in later life, according to a new study. ANI

Women more likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis than men
Women are likely to suffer more from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than men, according to a new study. ANI

Influenza vaccination lessens workplace absences due to illness
Influenza vaccination has been found to enable workers, aged 50 to 64, to lose substantially fewer days of work due to illness in a new study. ANI

Cognitive rehab can help the mind after serious brain injury or stroke
Cognitive rehabilitation can be very helpful for people who have suffered a serious brain injury or stroke, say researchers. ANI

Small changes in lifestyle can solve obesity proble
By shifting our focus to small changes in diet and physical activity, we can prevent weight gain and potentially reduce the magnitude of the obesity problem, says a leading health expert in a report. ANI

No link between mobile phone use and melanoma of the eye
Mobile phone use is not linked to the risk of melanoma of the eye, according to a new study. ANI

Hitting cancer cells with chemo at right time may boost survival chances
The time of the day when cancer patients receive chemotherapy can impact their chances of survival, according to a new study. ANI

Hepatitis C linked to pancreatic cancer risk
Infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases a persons likelihood of contracting a highly fatal cancer of the biliary tree, the bile carrying pathway between the liver and pancreas, according to a new study. ANI

Fatty liver disease medication found ineffective in randomised trial
A commonly prescribed inhibitor of fat absorption called orlistat neither helps patients with fatty liver disease (FLD) lose weight nor improve their liver enzymes or insulin resistance, according to a new study. ANI

Smoking alters thyroid function of expectant mom and fetus
Smoking during pregnancy can damage both the mothers and the babys thyroid function, says a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. ANI

Bible diets dont give your health a boost
Bible is not a good recipe for a healthy diet, claims a religious expert. ANI

Too much TV not good for infants
Kids as young as two should not be allowed to watch too much TV, for it can do more harm than good to their ongoing development, according to a leading child expert. ANI

Omega-3 fatty acid may be good for female preemies brains
A new study has revealed that intake of omega-3 fatty acid, which is found in fish oil, may boost cognitive development in preterm infant girls. ANI

Study debunks herbal menopause remedy myth
Scientists have found no strong evidence proving the efficacy of commonly taken herbal remedies in relieving troublesome menopausal symptoms. ANI

Treadmill exercise boosts walking stamina in peripheral arterial disease patients
Supervised treadmill exercise can improve walking endurance and quality of life in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). ANI

Consistent pattern of brain injury behind delusions uncovered
Studying patients with certain delusions and brain disorders, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have revealed a consistent pattern of injury to the frontal lobe and right hemisphere of the brain. ANI

Too much coffee triples hallucination risk
Too much coffee not just makes napping difficult but also dramatically increases the risk of hallucinating, according to a new study. ANI

Too much coffee triples hallucination risk
Too much coffee not just makes napping difficult but also dramatically increases the risk of hallucinating, according to a new study. ANI

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