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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 20, 2009

Balanced diet and sunscreen, not water, can give beautiful skin
A new study has poured cold water on the theory that drinking lots of water gives you a glowing complexion. ANI

Breaking too hard could cause lung damage
Slamming on car brakes could cause lung damage to motorists and pedestrians, says a new study. ANI

Ciggies widely contaminated with pathogenic bacteria
An international study has found cigarettes are widely contaminated with bacteria, including some which can cause diseases. ANI

Common plastic chemical contributes to ADHD in kids
A plastic chemical found in consumer products, such as toys, cleaning materials, plastics, and personal care items appears to contribute to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids, say researchers. ANI

Heres why some people cant quit cocaine
A new study from University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) sheds light on why some people fall back into drugs despite undergoing a treatment. ANI

Many pregnant African women avoid HIV screening
A large number of pregnant women in Uganda, Africa deliberately avoid being tested for HIV, increasing the risk of mother-to-child transmission, says a study. ANI

Movie popcorn + soda = calorie bomb
If you think having a medium popcorn and soft drink while watching a movie wont add much to your weight, then its time to get a reality check, suggests a new study. ANI

Simple test to predict a persons likelihood of breaking hip
Researchers have come up with a questionnaire that will help determine an individuals chances of breaking their hips. ANI

Sleep apnea ups heart disease risk in kidney transplant patients
Kidney transplant patients with sleep apnea are at an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, according to a new study. ANI

Vicks nasal sprays recalled over bacteria fears
Vicks nasal sprays have been recalled from markets in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom, after it was learnt that they contained a dangerous bacteria. ANI

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