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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 5, 2009

Most New Year smoking quitters dont last more than 24hrs
Most smokers who make New Years resolutions to kick the butt are unlikely to last more than 24 hours, according to a new study. ANI

Scientists develop new technique to fuse cells for stem cell research
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a new, highly efficient way to pair up cells so that they can be fused together into a hybrid cell.The technique, which resulted from collaboration between Joel Voldman, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Rudolf Jaenisch, professor of biology and a member of the Whitehead Institute, might make it a lot easier for scientists to study what happens when two cells are combined. ANI

Diabetes linked to mental deterioration
Researchers at the University of Alberta say that diabetics may find their mental abilities slowing down soon after the disease appears. ANI

Obesity linked to ovarian cancer: Study
A new study by researchers in the US has confirmed that obesity is linked to ovarian cancer. ANI

Simple torso-rotating exercise can help patients with scoliosis
A simple torso-rotating exercise can significantly improve the condition of people with scoliosis, where the spine curves in an S or C shape, according a Kiwi researcher. ANI

Preventive antibiotics use cuts ICU death rates
Giving antibiotics to patients in intensive care units to fight bacterial infections can significantly increase their chances of survival, according to a new study. ANI

Single letter in human genome linked with elevated cholesterol levels identified
A group of researchers claims to have identified a single letter in the human genome that points to the risk for high cholesterol. ANI

Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a drug-delivery system by using tiny gold particles and infrared light, which may multiple medicines to be released in a controlled fashion. ANI

Deaf children given implants as babies can learn to speak
Experiments conducted by Australian researchers have shown that brain activity in deaf cats develops normally if they are fitted with a cochlear implant shortly after birth. ANI

Indian-origin researcher develops novel brain cancer mouse model
An Indian-origin scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies claims that his team have created a mouse model of the most common and deadly brain cancer called glioblastoma, which closely resembles the development and progression of naturally arising human brain tumours. ANI

Scientists identify new genetic markers for ulcerative colitis
An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of genetic markers linked with ulcerative colitis risk. ANI

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