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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 15, 2009

Paediatric vaccine found effective in preventing pneumococcal meningitis
A standard paediatric vaccine for preventing common life-threatening infections can also be effective against pneumococcal meningitis in both children and adults, say researchers. ANI

New generations of oral contraceptives may be safer, says study
A new study has shown that new generations of oral contraceptives may be safer than the early high-dose formulations. ANI

Surgical safety checklist dramatically cuts death risk, complications
A new study by an Indian origin researcher has found that using a simple surgical checklist during major operations can reduce the incidence of deaths and complications by more than a third. 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

Identification of protein that amplifies cell death may revolutionise cancer treatment
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found out a protein that helps cells commit suicide, offering a potentially new way to cure cancer. ANI

Early childhood diet linked to adult weight gain
An adults propensity to pack on the pounds is directly linked to early childhood diet, according to a new study by University of Calgary. ANI

New protein that triggers breast cancer identified
A team of Canadian researchers has identified a new protein that is involved in the progression of breast cancer. ANI

Stem cells can help realise personalized cancer treatment
Israeli researchers have reached a step closer to realising the dream of developing personalized cancer therapies by using cancer cells from an ovarian cancer patient, human embryonic stem cells, and mice to create a pre-clinical experimental model that mimics the way a tumour would develop in the patients body. ANI

Insulin chewing gum can help tackle diabetes epidemic
Chewing gums can prove very helpful in delivering insulin in the blood stream of the diabetics, say researchers. ANI

Bone marrow stem cells can be used to create artificial skin
A new study suggests that skin can be regenerated using adult bone marrow stem cells. ANI

Midlife coffee and tea drinking can decrease dementia risk later in life
A new study has revealed that midlife coffee and tea drinking reduces a persons likelihood of suffering from dementia or Alzheimers disease later in life. ANI

Down regulating an enzyme may prevent cancer from killing people
A team of researchers lead by scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has shown that down regulation of an enzyme called phospholipase C?1 (PLC?1) can revert metastasis progression of cancer-the spread of cancer cells from a primary site to form tumours at distant sites. ANI

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