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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 8, 2009

Structure of key breast cancer target enzyme unraveled
A researcher at Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute has moved a step closer to a cure, and possibly the prevention, of the most common type of breast cancer. ANI

Smoking claimed 673,000 Chinese lives in 2005
A multinational research team, led by scientists at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has lent more force to the suggestion that smoking is a significant risk factor for mortality and disease. ANI

Genetic mutations can predict childhood leukaemia relapse
A collaborative study by American researchers has revealed that changes in a gene called IKAROS can help predict a high likelihood of relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). ANI

Hormone replacement therapy cuts colorectal cancer risk in women
A new study has shown that hormone replacement therapy can significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women. ANI

Black raspberries can help prevent cancer
Researchers at the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center have revealed that a component of black raspberries can effectively help in cancer prevention. ANI

Now, a porridge that promises an orgasmic breakfast-in-bed!
Forget pills, lotions and yoga, porridge is now being touted as an adult breakfast cereal, courtesy its libido-boosting qualities for early risers. ANI

Winter babies are less educated and less healthy
People born in the months of December, January and February are, on average, less educated, less intelligent, less healthy and lower paid than people born in other seasons, according to a new study by researchers the University of Notre Dame. ANI

Repeat C-section before 39 weeks puts babies at neonatal illness risk
A new study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has warned that women who choose repeat cesarean deliveries and have them at term but before completing 39 weeks gestation are up to two times more likely to have a baby with serious complications including respiratory distress. ANI

Controlling blood vessels could help combat obesity
Scientists have found that controlling blood vessel development may help fight obesity and diabetes. ANI

New York docs implant heart valves without open-heart surgery
Doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center are offering their patients to undergo an innovative procedure to implant a new aortic heart valve without open-heart surgery. ANI

Everest climbers record low blood oxygen levels offer hope for critically ill
British doctors scaling Mount Everest have recorded the lowest levels of blood oxygen in humans, far below those of critically ill patients. ANI

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