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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 31, 2009

Tamiflu causes nausea, nightmares in kids
A high proportion of British schoolchildren taking Tamiflu are reporting side effects such as nausea, insomnia and nightmares, researchers have said.he conclusion comes from two studies from experts at the Health Protection Agency (HPA), reports The Independent. ANI

Older Brits fitter than 25-year-olds
An average 50-year-old Briton is healthier than those half their age, a new study has found. ANI

Summer heat ups risk of amniotic fluid level deficiency in pregnant women
Women who are pregnant have a higher incidence of insufficient amniotic fluid levels (oligohydramnios) in summer months due to dehydration, reveals a new study. ANI

Racial differences in rare brain tumour incidences revealed
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that the incidence of a rare and deadly tumour called primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is two times higher in black Americans than their white counterparts. ANI

New immunization method may induce fast, effective protection against malaria parasite
An international team of researchers from Singapore, The Netherlands and France have developed a novel immunization method that may induce fast and effective protection in humans against the life-threatening malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. ANI

Higher drug doses needed to fight TB, say boffins
The traditional dose of tuberculosis medication given to patients is much too low in accordance with the modern-day physiques, say researchers. ANI

Keeping slim friends helps you stay trim
Want to stay trim? Well, then do away with your fat pals, mounting evidence suggests. ANI

Bringing objects close together can boost radiation heat transfer, break physical law
In a new study, MIT researchers have determined that a well-established physical law, which describes the transfer of heat between two objects, should break down when the objects are very close together. ANI

Species barrier may protect humans eating deer, elk from chronic wasting disease
A study on monkeys suggests that people who consume deer and elk with chronic wasting disease (CWD) may be protected from infection by an inability of the infectious agent to spread to people. ANI

Shoulder taping doesnt reduce injury in footballers
Shoulder taping will not help football players avoid a dislocated shoulder, a new study has claimed. ANI

Its official: active kids sleep better
A new study has confirmed what many parents already knew - running around in the day means your child may fall asleep faster at night. ANI

Blood transfusions linked with two-fold increase in post-operative infection rates
Receiving blood from another person is linked with a two-fold increase in post-operative infection rates, according to a study. ANI

Common food additive may one day help control diabetes, hypertension
A food additive commonly used in margarine, mayonnaise, chocolates and baked goods might one day help control diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease risk, say researchers. ANI

Journal retracts sperm-creation paper over plagiarism
A report claiming that scientists have created sperm-like cells from human embryonic stem cells has been retracted by a journal that published it three weeks ago, as it has attracted controversy. ANI

Scientists gain fresh insights into virulence of pandemic H1N1 virus
Kansas State University researchers say that the studies they are carrying out with collaborators from other institutions have started to reveal the characteristics of the pandemic H1N1 virus. ANI

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