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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 March 2, 2009

Hepatitis B death toll in Gujarat rises to 60
The Hepatitis B death toll in Gujarat has risen to 60, with four more deaths reported on Monday. ANI

Generation Y exercise less than previous generations Down Under
Australias Generation Y is leading a more sedentary lifestyle than the older generations, reveals a new survey. ANI

One-fifth of the sexual assaults are drug-facilitated
A new study has found that more than 20 pct of the sexual assaults are drug-facilitated. ANI

A third of Americans unable to sleep amid economic crisis
Almost a third of Americans are unable to get a good night sleep amid the ongoing economic downturn, which can have an adverse impact on health and safety, say researchers. ANI

Hostile men more likely to become obese
Hostile men are more likely to become obese than their less-hostile peers, according to a new study. ANI

Drinking wine may reduce esophageal cancer risk
Drinking a glass of wine a day may help reduce the risk of Barretts Esophagus by about 56 per cent, according to a new study. ANI

Drinking wine may reduce esophageal cancer risk
Drinking a glass of wine a day may help reduce the risk of Barretts Esophagus by about 56 per cent, according to a new study. ANI

Gene variant associated with both autism and gastrointestinal dysfunction identified
A specific gene variant that links increased genetic risk for autism with gastrointestinal (GI) conditions has been identified by scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) and Vanderbilt University. ANI

Unhappy kids more likely to have poor health later in life
Children who are unhappy are more likely to get permanently sick or disabled later in life, according to a new study. ANI

Broccoli, cabbage can help fight skin cancer
A new study, conducted on mice, has found that compounds extracted from green vegetables like broccoli and cabbage could be a potent drug against melanoma, a type of skin cancer. ANI

Scientists find new origin for a critical immune response
Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center say that an immune system response, key to the first stages of fighting off viruses and harmful bacteria, has an entirely different origin than what has been thought to date. ANI

Stem cell breakthrough may offer possible cures for diabetes, Parkinsons disease
Scientists have reached a step closer to developing potential treatments for devastating diseases including spinal cord injury, macular degeneration, diabetes and Parkinsons disease, thanks to a new method of creating stem cells discovered by researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in Canada. ANI

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