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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 20, 2009

Scientists testing vaccine to prevent colon cancer
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have begun testing a vaccine to prevent colon cancer. ANI

ASHA scheme makes health for all possible in Punjab village
In an effort to make health for all possible in Sitto village in Punjab, the Government is implementing the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) scheme under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). ANI

Barriers to effective diabetes care revealed
Eating out in restaurants, laid back attitude towards exercise, and leading high-risk lifestyles are some of the barriers that stop patients with type 2 diabetes from controlling their condition, say researchers. ANI

Baby formula, pacifier use may prevent proper breastfeeding
Researchers at Boston University School of Public Health say that hospital practices like supplementing newborns with formula or water, or giving them pacifiers, might reduces new mothers chances to breastfeed their child. ANI

Insecticide exposure may play role in obesity epidemic among women
A new study involving Michigan State University researchers has found that prenatal exposure to an insecticide commonly used up until the 1970s may play a role in the obesity epidemic in women. ANI

Spinal cord stimulator shows promise to treat Parkinsons disease
A novel device implanted inside the spinal cord might offer an effective treatment against Parkinsons disease, according to a study. ANI

Low to moderate drinking, socialization good for your heart
Low-to-moderate drinking and socialization is beneficial for cardiovascular heath, according to a new study. ANI

Soon, drugs that could stop Alzheimers in its tracks
Revolutionary new drugs that could stop Alzheimers disease in its tracks are being tested by scientists. ANI

Low doses of blood pressure medications effective against hypertension
Low doses of blood pressure medications have been found effective in treating hypertension, say researchers. ANI

Spinal cord stimulator shows promise to treat Parkinsons disease
A novel device implanted inside the spinal cord might offer an effective treatment against Parkinsons disease, according to a study. ANI

Low to moderate drinking, socialization good for your heart
Low-to-moderate drinking and socialization is beneficial for cardiovascular heath, according to a new study. ANI

Soon, drugs that could stop Alzheimers in its tracks
Revolutionary new drugs that could stop Alzheimers disease in its tracks are being tested by scientists. ANI

Low doses of blood pressure medications effective against hypertension
Low doses of blood pressure medications have been found effective in treating hypertension, say researchers. ANI

Surface material that resists biofilm growth may pave way for improved medical implants
Two Syracuse University researchers in New York have created a new surface material that can resist the growth of biolfilm, a sticky build-up of bacteria, and thus may lead to better medical implants. ANI

Lab grown transplantable tissue encourages nerve regeneration in animal model
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have announced the creation of transplantable living nerve tissue that encourages and guides regeneration in an animal model. ANI

Details of age-related blindness may be obtained from 3-D snapshots of eyes
A group of U.S. scientists have created ultra-detailed 3-D images of the eyes of more than 2,000 people from different ethnic groups, 400 of whom have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), hoping that they will pave the way for new diagnostic software that will help get a better look at the abnormalities that cause this condition, and prove useful for developing new treatments. ANI

Surface material that resists biofilm growth may pave way for improved medical implants
Two Syracuse University researchers in New York have created a new surface material that can resist the growth of biolfilm, a sticky build-up of bacteria, and thus may lead to better medical implants. ANI

Lab grown transplantable tissue encourages nerve regeneration in animal model
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have announced the creation of transplantable living nerve tissue that encourages and guides regeneration in an animal model. ANI

Details of age-related blindness may be obtained from 3-D snapshots of eyes
A group of U.S. scientists have created ultra-detailed 3-D images of the eyes of more than 2,000 people from different ethnic groups, 400 of whom have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), hoping that they will pave the way for new diagnostic software that will help get a better look at the abnormalities that cause this condition, and prove useful for developing new treatments. ANI

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