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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 9, 2009

New kit to help parents check kids drug abuse by testing just a lock of hair
Parents would now be able to detect whether their kids are using drugs with just a lock of their hair. ANI

Mothers of autistic kids suffer from higher levels of parenting stress
A new study has revealed that the mothers of autistic children have higher levels of parenting-related stress and psychological distress than the mothers of kids with developmental delay. ANI

Inflammation may lead to Alzheimers disease
A new study has revealed that inflammation might lead to development of Alzheimers disease. ANI

Plastic chemical may cause fertility defects in adults
A new study on mice has revealed that exposure to chemical bisphenol A (BPA), commonly found in plastic household items like plastic cans and bottles, can cause fertility defects in adults. ANI

Fruit, vegetable intake cuts upper respiratory tract infection risk in pregnant women
Eating nutritious foods, especially fruits and vegetables, could reduce pregnant womens risk of developing an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), according to a new study. ANI

How obesity leads to diabetes
Monash University researchers have found how obesity leads to type 2 diabetes - a finding that could lead to the design of a drug to prevent the disease. ANI

WHO to address non-communicable diseases efforts in Millenium Development Goals
Non-communicable diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, cancers, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and common injuries account for the vast majority of all global deaths, but because they are not yet included as priorities in the global development agenda, donors and international organizations have yet to pledge support to help developing countries address these leading health problems. ANI

Fountain of youth anti-aging pill comes closer to reality
An anti-aging pill may just have come one step closer to reality, with researchers finding that a drug, commonly used in humans to prevent transplanted organs from being rejected, helps extend the expected lifespan of mice by up to 14 per cent. ANI

Mice study may better understanding of hereditary diseases that lead to blindness
University of Granada researchers in Spain are using a novel technique, consisting of the induction of neuronal degeneration, for intense light exposure in the mouses retina, an experimental model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). ANI

Schizophrenia linked to specific DNA region
An international group of researchers have for the first time come up with genetic evidence linking schizophrenia to a specific region of DNA - on chromosome 6. ANI

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