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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 17, 2009

Shared effort needed to prevent spread of infectious diseases
Everyone should share responsibility for preventing the spread of diseases like swine flu, SARS, avian influenza, diarrhoeal and skin diseases, and even the common cold, according to a report. ANI

Nasal spray can permanently damage sense of smell, warns FDA
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised consumers to stop using certain Zicam nasal cold remedy products, saying they can cause users to lose their sense of smell permanently. ANI

Opioid-induced hibernation found to protect rats against stroke
Inducing hibernation among rats using an opioid drug has been found to reduce the damage caused by an artificial stroke in the animals, say US researchers. ANI

Its official: Tai chi is beneficial for arthritis sufferers
Researchers at The George Institute for International Health have confirmed that Tai Chi has positive health benefits for musculoskeletal pain. ANI

Carrots boiled whole before being cut up better at fighting cancer
Heres a life saving cooking tip for you: boiling carrots whole before slicing them increases their anti-cancer properties by 25 percent, new study has revealed. ANI

Tumour-targeting nanoparticles may spare patients from toxic chemotherapies
Scientists at the University of Central Florida say that they have created nanoparticles that may someday come to be used for targeting and destroying tumours, marking the end of toxic chemotherapies. ANI

Statins dont cut pneumonia risk in elderly
Popular cholesterol lowering drugs such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) fail to lower the risk of pneumonia in older adults, finds a new study. ANI

Its official: Tai chi is beneficial for arthritis sufferers
Researchers at The George Institute for International Health have confirmed that Tai Chi has positive health benefits for musculoskeletal pain. ANI

Carrots boiled whole before being cut up better at fighting cancer
Heres a life saving cooking tip for you: boiling carrots whole before slicing them increases their anti-cancer properties by 25 percent, new study has revealed. ANI

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