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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 30, 2009

Oz nutritionist questions sausage and leukaemia link
Dont stop your kids from gorging on those hot dogs and salami, for an Aussie nutritionist has rubbished claims suggesting that eating cured and processed meat might put children at a greater risk of leukaemia. ANI

Exercise may be underutilized for chronic back, neck pain
While individually tailored, supervised exercise programs are found to be associated with minimizing disabilities, a new study from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has revealed that there is a lack of knowledge, and physical activity may be underutilized for chronic back and neck pain. ANI

Coating surgical implants in natures antibiotics can prevent infection
Scientists at the University of British Columbia say that coating medical devices with a mimic of one of natures antibiotics, which they have recently discovered, may prevent infection and rejection. ANI

Tom Cruise-like smile comes with a sunburn price tag
Heres a news alert for people planning to get a Tom Cruise-like pearl-white smile: dont get tricked by UV light-enhanced tooth bleaching, for it might prove dangerous for your eyes and skin. ANI

High BP during pregnancy ups hypertension, diabetes risk in later life
Women who suffer from high blood pressure during pregnancy are at a higher risk of chronic hypertension and type 2 diabetes for the rest of their lives, according to a new study. ANI

Why some people are healthy despite being fat
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a protein that may help explain why some people are healthy despite being obese. ANI

Blue light eradicates antibiotic-resistant staph infection in lab
A group of scientists have shown that it is possible to eradicate two common strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA, by exposing them to a wavelength of blue light. ANI

Teen smoking leads to depression in adult life
Teenagers who smoke face a greater risk of developing depression in later life, according to a new study. ANI

Genetic defect behind 10pct sudden cardiac deaths
A group of scientists have found that about 20 per cent of sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) in young people occur due to a cardiac gene defect. ANI

Too much TV viewing teens have poorer diet patterns five years later
High-school kids who spend hours in front of the TV end up with bad eating habits, warn scientists. ANI

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