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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 6, 2009

Scientists uncover how metastatic cancer cells plan their relocation
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered how metastatic cancer cells select their next site of infection. ANI

No evidence to show that pneumococcal protects against pneumonia
Researchers from Switzerland and the UK have found that commonly used pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines (PPVs) do not seem to be effective for preventing pneumonia. ANI

Antidepressants pose risks to cosmetic surgery patients
A research team from New York has found that using common antidepressants and herbal medications may have potentially harmful intraoperative effects on patients undergoing cosmetic surgical procedures. ANI

New insight into effectiveness of procedure to stop heavy menstrual bleeding
Mayo Clinic researchers have offered new insights into the effectiveness of a new, less invasive procedure called global endometrial ablation (GEA) to stop heavy menstrual bleeding. ANI

Heres how you can have orgasm during childbirth
Birthing has perks beyond the miracle of life, which include - o*s. According to a new DVD, non-medicated labor possibly can be climactic. ANI

Childhood trauma may lead to chronic fatigue syndrome in adulthood
People who undergo trauma during childhood are more likely to develop chronic fatigue syndrome as adults, according to a new study. ANI

Exertion at work and play can trigger deadly asthma attacks
A new study by researchers at Tel Aviv University has revealed that physical exertion, as part of work or play, can trigger a deadly asthma attack. ANI

Half of teens discuss sex, drugs on MySpace, Facebook
In two related studies, researchers have found that 54 percent of adolescents frequently use social networking Web sites (SNSs) like MySpace as a platform to discuss high-risk activities including sexual behaviour, substance abuse or violence. ANI

Diabetic men have similar long-term mortality risks as males with heart disease
Scientists have found that men with type 2 diabetes and males with cardiovascular disease have similar long-term mortality risks. ANI

Offsprings inherit disease clues from mums
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have found that expecting mothers produce less aggressive sons with more efficient immune systems, when there is a threat of disease during pregnancy. ANI

Exertion at work and play can trigger deadly asthma attacks
A new study by researchers at Tel Aviv University has revealed that physical exertion, as part of work or play, can trigger a deadly asthma attack. ANI

Its official: Men are more physically active than women
Females of all ages are less active than their male peers, according to two new studies. ANI

How to differentiate healthy cells from those cancerous
McMaster University researchers in Canada have gained fresh insights into how therapies and drugs may be programmed to carefully target cancer, while sparing normal healthy cells. ANI

Scientists isolate stem cells from testes that change into other body tissues
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine and at UC-San Francisco claim that they have succeeded in isolating stem cells from human testes, which can differentiate into each of the three main types of tissues of the body. ANI

Understanding extinct microbes has significant implications for modern human health
University of Oklahoma researchers in the U.S. say that researching into extinct microbes may have significant implications for the state of modern human health, for such studies raise questions about the microbes living on and within people. ANI

Bulimics are more impulsive than others
Bulimics, patients with an eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors referred to as purging, are more impulsive than other people, US researchers have found. ANI

Heart failure drug in use for centuries may help treat cancer too
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine say that digitalis-based drugs like digoxin, which have been used to treat patients with irregular heart rhythms and heart failure for centuries, may prove helpful in treating cancer too. ANI

Viagra can prevent heart from high blood pressure damage
Experiments on animals conducted by Johns Hopkins and other researchers have confirmed that the erectile dysfunction drug called Viagra amplifies the effects of a heart-protective protein. ANI

Seeing someone smoke can cause quitters to relapse
A study conducted by Duke University Medical Center researchers suggests that people trying to kick the butt may suffer a relapse after seeing someone smoke. ANI

Low-carb diets can help control type 2 diabetes
After conducting a comparison of low-carb diets for six months, Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that diets that encourage eating carbohydrates with the lowest-possible rating on the glycemic index lead to greater improvement in blood sugar control. ANI

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