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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 5, 2009

Young adults struggling to cope with anxiety overload
An increasing number of young adults are suffering from anxiety overload, warns a charity. ANI

Drug-light combo effective against head, neck cancers
A combination of medications and a particular light therapy has been found to be effective in treating certain types of head and neck cancers. ANI

Novel minimally invasive technique to treat snoring
Scientists have suggested a novel, minimally invasive procedure that may help treat patients who snore. ANI

Diabetics suffering from low blood sugar attacks
People suffering from diabetes are struggling to cope with regular low blood sugar attacks, according to a new British survey. ANI

Radiofrequncy-tonsillotomy better treatment option for kids with enlarged tonsils
A new study suggests radiofrequncy-tonsillotomy, a procedure that helps surgeons reduce the size of the tonsillar tissue rather than remove the tonsils entirely, to be an effective and safe method of treating children with symptoms of enlarged tonsils. ANI

Why some women suffer breast cancer relapses
Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City have found out why some women suffer relapses years after beating breast cancer. ANI

Curcumin may protect smokers from nicotine-induced head, neck cancers
Curcumin, a compound that is found in the India curry spice turmeric, seems to be effective in stopping nicotines adverse effects in smokers with head and neck cancer, according to a study. ANI

Chinese martial arts Tai Chi offers effective treatment for dizziness, balance disorders
A form of Chinese martial arts called Tai Chi may prove an effective treatment for patients who suffer from dizziness and balance disorders, also known as vestibular disorders. ANI

Hormone replacement therapy beneficial for postmenopausal women
Hormone replacement therapy might be beneficial for postmenopausal women at increased heart risk, say researchers. ANI

1 million premature babies worldwide die every year
Over one million infants who are born too early die each year, according to a new White Paper. ANI

Adult stem cells offer new treatment for fractures that fail to heal
Adult stem cells can offer a new treatment for the 10 to 20 percent of fractures that fail to heal, according to a new study. ANI

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