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Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children
A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia, the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart, Australia and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia has found that waist circumference is a better indicator of a childs risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes later in life, as compared to BMI. ANI

Internal body temperature regulates body clock
Fluctuations in internal body temperature regulate the bodys circadian rhythm, the 24-hour cycle that controls metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions, revealed UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. ANI

Egyptian mummies discovery indicates 'cancer is man-made'
A study of ancient remains has found that cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by pollution and changes to diet and lifestyle. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for May 23, 2009

Skinny jeans can lead to tingling thigh syndrome
They are haute, sexy, and give your legs a fashionable edge. But if youre planning to slip into that super-tight pair of jeans for the night out, then heres a news flash: the skin-fit garment can cause a nerve problem called meralgia paresthetica or tingling thigh syndrome. ANI

A persons response to alcohol may help predict alcoholism risk
A person who has a low level of response (LR) to alcohol is at a greater risk of developing alcohol-use disorders (AUDs), finds a new study. ANI

Scientists unveil potential drug for liver carcinoma
Chinese researchers have identified a potential drug for liver carcinoma. ANI

Scientists identify a novel marker of colorectal carcinoma
Chinese researchers at Nantong University say that testing the expression of a protein called TSPAN1 in tissues can prove useful in evaluating the prognosis of colorectal cancer patients. ANI

Being Mr. Muscle could help cut cancer risk by 40 percent
Muscular men who pump iron are up to 40 per cent less likely to die from cancer, concludes a new study by an international team of researchers.he research, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, suggests that when it comes to protecting the body against deadly tumours muscular strength is as important as staying slim and eating healthily. ANI

Alcohol intoxication may not always be visible
Alcohol intoxication is often accompanied by trouble walking or slurred speech, however, exceptionally tolerant individuals do not show signs of tipsiness even though they are very intoxicated, says an expert. ANI

Vitamin D deficiency linked to vaginal infection in pregnant women
Expectant women with low levels of vitamin D are at an increased risk of developing a common v*nal infection that raises the risk of preterm delivery, finds a new study. ANI

Too much fast food makes kids stupid
Eating too much fast food can ruin your kids performance at school, concludes a new study. ANI

Herbal therapeutic Zyflamend shows promise in treatment of men at prostate cancer risk
A novel herb-based therapeutic called Zyflamend has been found to be linked with minimal toxicity and no serious adverse events in men at high-risk for developing prostate cancer in its phase I clinical trial. ANI

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