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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 October 24, 2009

Heavy mobile use raises cancer risk
Long-term mobile phone users are at an increased risk of developing cancer in later life, warns a decade-long study. ANI

Smoking can cause chronic lower back pain
Canadian researchers have linked smoking to chronic lower back pain. ANI

Childhood cancer survivors experience suicidal thoughts
A new study has revealed that adult childhood cancer survivors are at an increased risk of contemplating suicide, even after their cancer treatments have long ended. ANI

Rural women exposed to DDT likely to have boys with urogenital birth defects
Rural women exposed to DDT - sprayed to reduce malaria - are likely to give birth to boys with urogenital birth defects (UGBD), say researchers. ANI

Difficult-to-treat asthma may be due to poor use of meds
A new study by researchers in Northern Ireland has revealed that difficult-to-treat asthma often may have more to do with patients who do not take their medication as prescribed than ineffective medication. ANI

Practicing yoga or tai chi daily improves overall health
Practicing yoga or tai chi 20 minutes each morning can help reduce stress, improve strength, limberness, provide better immune function and lower blood pressure. ANI

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