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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 November 18, 2009

Poor care in hospital worsens Alzheimers patients condition
Britains Alzheimers Society has found that half of the patients come out of hospital in a worse condition than they were admitted in. ANI

Brit pregnant women not sure of swine flu vaccination
A survey of 107 GPs in the UK has found that the public is avoiding the swine flu vaccine, with only 46 percent patients, including pregnant women and those with chronic ailments like asthma, accepting it. ANI

NuvaRing, worlds first vaginal birth control ring, launched in India
The worlds first v*nal birth control ring, NuvaRing, was launched in India on Wednesday. ANI

Soon, an injectable vaccine to help kick the butt
Good news for smokers struggling to quit: an injectable vaccine has been developed that may help them kick the habit. ANI

Some obese people may have misperception of body size
A new research has shown that some obese people misperceive that their body size is normal and think they dont need to lose weight. ANI

Daily exercise at school benefits kids from lower socioeconomic status
A new study has revealed that daily physical exercise at school can significantly improve well-being of students from low socioeconomic background. ANI

Mums-to-be on prescription drugs likely to have kids with congenital defects
Expectant mothers consuming prescription drugs are at an increased risk of suffering miscarriage or give birth to kids with major congenital abnormalities, reveals a Canadian study. ANI

Depression is as deadly as smoking
Depression is as much of a risk factor for mortality as smoking, according to a new study. ANI

How do consumers choose among alternative medicines
Alternative health remedies have gained immense popularity in the health care marketplace. Now, a new study sheds light on how people choose among the various available remedies. ANI

Genetic defect linked to vitamin A deficiency in women
Almost half of the British women might be lacking an important source of vitamin A due to previously undetected genetic defect. ANI

Night shift, overtime, shortened sleep can raise heart disease risk
Cops working in the night shift, putting in overtime and having short and disrupted sleep are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), primarily heart disease and stroke, a new study has shown. ANI

Heart patients receiving folic acid treatment at increased cancer, death risk
Heart disease patients who are receiving folic acid and vitamin B12 treatment might be at an increased risk of cancer and death from any cause, suggests a new study. ANI

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