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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 3, 2009

Optical techniques continue showing promise in early pancreatic cancer detection
Optical techniques developed by Northwestern University researchers has shown further promise in detecting the presence of pancreatic cancer through analysis of neighbouring tissue in the duodenum, part of the small intestine neighbouring the pancreas. ANI

New type of vaccination may provide instant immunity against diseases
Scripps research scientists say that a new vaccination method they have developed may be used to provide instantaneous protection against diseases caused by viruses and bacteria, cancers, and even virulent toxins. ANI

Cool veggie names leave preschoolers wanting for more
Having trouble making your preschooler finish his veggies? Well, trying naming peas Power Peas and see the magic unfold. ANI

AIDS awareness campaign gains momentum in India
Vice President Hamid Ansari released a book on AIDS here last evening. ANI

Cyclists at osteoporosis risk
While cycling is said to be one of the best things people can do to stay healthy, a new study has shown a striking correlation between bicycling and the onset of osteoporosis. ANI

Well-planned vegetarian, vegan diets beneficial for pregnant mums
Expectant mothers should have well-planned vegetarian and vegan diets for healthful pregnancies, say experts. ANI

Epstein-Barr virus seems to play role in multiple sclerosis progression
Scientists at the University at Buffalo and the University of Trieste, Italy, say that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which causes mononucleosis, may also be linked with the progression of multiple sclerosis, an incurable autoimmune disease that can cause major disability. ANI

Alcohol abuse leads to depression, rather than vice-versa
A new research has challenged a popular belief after claiming that alcohol abuse leads to depression, and not the other way round. ANI

Night shifts can make you fat and play havoc with metabolism
Working at night might make you fat, claim scientists, who found that unsociable working hours slow the bodys natural metabolism.fter closely monitoring people with disrupted sleep patterns, researchers discovered that working at night and sleeping during the day affects the bodys natural rhythms and slows down the rate it burns energy. ANI

Smoking cessation drug helps reduce alcohol cravings
A popular smoking cessation drug has been found to effectively reduce alcohol cravings, claim researchers. ANI

Viewing TV two hours a day doubles asthma risk
Young children who spend more than two hours glued to the TV every day double their risk of developing asthma, a UK study has found. ANI

Broccoli may help protect against asthma
A naturally occurring compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, says a new study. ANI

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