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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 July 28, 2009

Women respond differently to heart failure treatment than men
Women are likely to respond differently to heart failure treatment than men, according to a new study. ANI

Just a handful of genetic changes behind childhood acute myeloid leukaemia
A new piece of research suggests that only a few genetic changes are responsible for childhood acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). ANI

How Parkinsons disease spreads in the brain
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, have gained fresh insights into how a mechanism whereby the formation of aggregates called Lewy bodies-a hallmark of Parkinsons-spreads in the brain as the disease progresses. ANI

Milk, cheese boost lifespan in kids
Children who consume plenty of dairy foods such as milk and cheese are likely to live longer, say researchers. ANI

Cigarette packaging still misleading smokers: Study
Health experts from Oxford University have revealed that despite stringent efforts cigarette packaging styles are still misleading consumers over health hazards. ANI

Blue M and M candy dye may help treat spine injury
A new study has revealed that a common food dye that gives M and Ms and Gatorade their blue tint might help in treating spinal cord injury. ANI

Brisk exercise cuts cancer death risk
Strenuous exercise for just half an hour a day can reduce a persons risk of dying from cancer, says a new study. ANI

Teen pregnancy a symptom, not cause, of psychological stress
Teenage mothers suffer a lot of psychological stress in their lives, however, a new research has shown that the distress comes before the pregnancy, not because of it. ANI

Prenatal malaria exposure ups malaria, anaemia risk in some kids
A new study led by an Indian origin scientist has unravelled the mystery behind why some children are more susceptible to malaria infection and anaemia. ANI

High BP raises silent stroke risk
Individuals over 60, especially those with high blood pressure, are at an increased risk of experiencing a silent stroke, a new study has found. ANI

Lack of sunlight can cause brain drain in depressed people
Depressed people are less able to think clearly when theres a short-term lack of sunlight, a new study has found. ANI

Its official: weight loss improves depressed peoples mood
In a new study, researchers have shown that a weight loss program not only counteracts depressed mood but also reduces risk factors for heart disease and stroke in obese patients. ANI

Coming soon: 15-minute, $100 human genome sequencing
Human genome sequencing is expected to become as cheap as 100 dollars per case, and that too at speeds 20,000 times faster than second-generation sequencers currently on the market, with a new device being developed to watch DNA being copied in real time. ANI

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