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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 7, 2009

Sugar substitute may prevent cavities in toddlers
An oral syrup containing a naturally occurring sweetener called xylitol can prevent cavities in toddlers, according to a new study. ANI

Microscopic beads may revolutionise organ transplantation
If Medical College of Georgia researchers are to be believed, organ transplantation in future may include microscopic beads that create designer immune cells so that patients may tolerate their new organ. ANI

Scientists unveil prostate cancer homing device for drug delivery
Purdue University researchers have come up with a new prostate cancer homing device that can improve detection, and allow for the first targeted treatment of the disease. ANI

Family history may help predict severity of mental disease
Researchers from Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP) have revealed that family history can play a vital role in predicting the severity of mental disorder. ANI

Marriage can make you fat
People who marry are up to three times more likely to become obese than those who just keep dating, according to a new study. ANI

New drug to help Type 2 diabetics lose weight being launched in UK
A new revolutionary drug, called Victoza, for diabetes patients is being launched in Britain. ANI

Health food supplement may help treat patients with hair pulling condition
Patients with compulsive hair-pulling condition reported reduced symptoms of the condition, known as trichotillomania, after taking an amino acid commonly found in health food supplements, suggests a new study. ANI

Component of vegetable protein linked to lower BP
A new study has shown that consuming an amino acid commonly found in vegetable protein is associated with lower blood pressure. ANI

New knockout vaccine reverses rabies in mice after just one injection
A knockout vaccine for rabies that reverses the disease after just one injection may soon hit the market, thanks to promising findings on mice. ANI

Online games influence childrens food choices
Computer games can influence kids food choices whether toward healthy snacks or unhealthy products, according to a new study. ANI

Team sports participation cant compete with movies to keep kids from smoking
Participation in team sports lowers the odds of children smoking, but it cant compete with the powerful influence of smoking in movies, according to a new study. ANI

Scientists comparing human and canine genomes to find cure for brain cancer
Researchers at North Carolina State University say that comparing human and canine genomes, they have come to the conclusion that a gene commonly believed to be involved in meningiomas-tumours-which affect the meninges (thin covering) of the human brain, and account for one out of four adult brain tumours-may not be as crucial for tumour formation as previously thought. ANI

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