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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 June 12, 2009

10 confirmed swine flu patients in India: Health Ministry
The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has clarified that India has altogether ten confirmed cases of HINI influenza cases and the patients are being property treated. ANI

National Institute of Immunology is developing anti- diarrhoea vaccine
The National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi is in a process of developing a vaccine to safeguard children from diarrhoea caused from rotavirus. ANI

First detailed snaps of deadly gastrointestinal virus may help improve vaccine design
Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the US have for the first time reported detailed molecular snapshots of a deadly gastrointestinal virus, as it is caught in the grasp of an immune system molecule with the capacity to destroy it. ANI

Excessive laptop use can fry up your chances of becoming a dad
Excessive laptop use may impact mens ability to become dads, says a new study. ANI

Scientists move a step closer to realising a contraceptive pill for men
An American researcher has for the first time come up with insights into what changes occur within sperm after it enters the female reproductive tract. ANI

Idol enzyme controls bad cholesterol
Conducting experiments on mice, researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have identified an enzyme that controls the so-called bad cholesterol, which is often linked with heart disease and clogged arteries. ANI

Nursing mums who have too much fructose-sweetened drinks have fat kids
Women who drink excessive amount of fructose-sweetened beverages during pregnancy or breast-feeding are more likely to have obese kids. ANI

Diabetes drug along with diet, exercise promotes weight loss
A new study has shown that a commonly used diabetes drug in combination with diet and exercise helped nondiabetic, obese individuals lose over three times more weight. ANI

Scientists identify waste disposal protein that is key to cancer tumour suppression
American scientists have identified a waste disposal protein, which is key to cancer tumour suppression in a process known as autophagy, in which cancer cells eat themselves. ANI

New gene therapy cuts of tumours blood, nutrient supply in mice
Researchers at the University of Florida in the U.S. have come up with a novel gene therapy that can cut off a tumours blood and nutrient supply. ANI

Bird flu virus can survive in buried birds carcasses for 2yrs
Bird flu virus can survive for up to two years in the carcasses of buried birds, according to a new study. ANI

Peculiar sex makes bacteria antibiotic resistant
The reason why some bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics can be attributed to their peculiar sex lives, according to a new study. ANI

Adults calorie-burning brown fat is actually good for health
Want to shed your baby fat? Wait, dont do it just yet, for a new study has revealed that such a fat is good - as long as it is calorie-burning brown fat. ANI

Vitamin D vital for successful weight loss during diet
Researchers have revealed that measuring vitamin D levels before the start of a low-calorie diet can help predict weight loss success. ANI

Why smoking increases risk of heart disease, strokes
A new study has shed light on why smokers are at an increased of suffering heart disease and stroke. ANI

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