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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 23, 2009

Self harm cases on rise in Britain
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of people harming themselves deliberately in the past five years in Britain, according to a new survey. ANI

Air pollution increases heart attack risk
Heart disease is not only a product of genetic factors or lifestyle choices, air pollution also puts people at an increased heart attack risk, suggests a study led by Aruni Bhatnagar of the University of Louisville. ANI

Carbohydrate-based vaccines to battle malaria, HIV come closer to reality
German scientists have developed an automated synthesizer that can enable the use of carbohydrates in revolutionary new vaccines and drugs to battle malaria, HIV, and a bevy of other diseases.r. Peter H. Seeberger, principal investigator for the research, developed the device at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. ANI

Formal education lowers AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
A new study has found that an increase in formal schooling has led to a reduction in AIDS infections in sub-Saharan Africa. ANI

Soon, anti-ulcer yoghurt
A new type of yoghurt has been found to be effective against bacteria that cause stomach ulcers, according to a new study. ANI

Cancer drug can promote tumour growth
Scientists in the UK have found that a type of drug designed to stunt tumour growth can actually encourage cancer if given at too low a dose. ANI

Proteins found in garden pea may help fight high BP, kidney disease
Researchers in Canada have found that proteins from a common garden pea could be used as a food additive or new dietary supplement to fight high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease (CKD). ANI

Exercise cuts breast cancer death risk by three times
A new study by University of South Carolina researchers has found that women who work out are three times less likely to die of breast cancer. ANI

Compound used by TV crime detectives helps detect immune inflammation in mice
A compound used by TV show detectives to make blood glow, known as luminol, is now being used by scientists to highlight the sites where the immune system attacks the bodys own tissues. ANI

Eating carrots to boost night-vision is worlds greatest food myth
Are you among those who vouch for grandmas rule eating carrots to boost night vision? Well, then you certainly need a reality check, for an eye specialist has called it the greatest food myth. ANI

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