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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 16, 2009

Six most common sex myths busted
Despite creating a lot of awareness people are still sexually misinformed, and now a sex educator and relationship expert has debunked some of the myths surrounding the clandestine aspect of an individuals life. ANI

Potential colon cancer biomarker identified
Researchers at University of Cincinnati (UC) have identified a new biomarker that could help predict a persons risk of developing colon cancer and how aggressive it may become. ANI

WHOs safe surgery checklist can reduce deaths and surgery complications by a third
Trials conducted in eight cities around the world including New Delhi have revealed that using a surgical checklist, developed by World Health Organisation (WHO), during major operations can reduce deaths and post-surgery complications by one third. ANI

Moderate alcohol consumption may prevent seniors from disabilities
A study led by an Indian-origin University of California-Los Angeles researcher suggests that light to moderate drinking among elderly people can reduce their likelihood of developing physical problems that would prevent them from performing common tasks like walking, dressing and grooming. ANI

Walking 2hrs daily can cut breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women
Walking for two hours daily can significantly reduce breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a new study. ANI

Tax imposition may help curb alcohol abuse
Increasing the cost of liquor by imposing taxes can significantly reduce alcohol abuse, with a new study showing that less number of people are likely to drink if the cost of alcoholic beverages is high. ANI

Eating a single chocolate bar can cause problems for future generations
Eating that chocolate bar can not only give you those love handles, but also predispose your kids to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular problems, for Melbourne scientists have found that fatness is passed via genes. ANI

Mums psychological support can help mums beat baby blues
A new study has shown that psychological support from other new mothers can almost halve a womans risk of postnatal depression. ANI

Soon, a real-life Fantastic Voyage submarine to blast cancer inside body
A real-life version of the mini-submarine injected into a scientist in the 1966 Hollywood movie Fantastic Voyage to repair a blood clot in his brain may soon be available for fixing faulty cells in the body, thanks to new research by Tel Aviv University scientists. ANI

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