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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 September 23, 2009

New Patsari stove improves womens lung health
Using a vented stove instead of the traditional indoor open fires might improve respiratory health of women, according to a new study. ANI

Young drivers in rural areas more likely to be involved in serious crashes
Young drivers living in rural areas are more likely to be involved in serious crashes than those living in urban areas, according to a new study. ANI

Targeted heat therapy offers new hope for soft-tissue sarcomas patients
In what offers a new treatment option for people with soft-tissue sarcomas, experts have found that patients are 30 per cent more likely to be alive and cancer free almost three years after starting treatment if their tumours are heated at the time they received chemotherapy. ANI

Revolutionary drug brings new hope for adrenal cancer patients
Researchers are hopeful that a clinical trial of a new drug will help patients of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), a rare but aggressive cancer that hits the adrenal glands. ANI

Basic hygiene more effective against swine flu than drugs
A new study has found that maintaining basic hygiene like washing hands and using face masks can control the spread of swine flu more effectively than vaccines and antiviral drugs. ANI

Prostate cancer patients on hormone therapy at increased heart disease risk
Prostate cancer patients receiving hormone therapy might be at an increased risk of developing heart problems, according to a new study. ANI

US med students leaking confidential info about patients online
Facing problems recalling your medical history? Well, then try Facebook. ANI

Bike rides for women over 50 can cut 16 years off age
Post-menopausal women can turn back the time clock by 16 years with just 12 weeks of sweat on an exercise bike, a new study claims. ANI

Stem cell injections offer new hope for kids with motor neuron disease
Scientists have obtained some promising results by treating mice bred to develop a form of motor neuron disease that affects children, with with injections of stem cells into the spinal cord. ANI

Novel Switch programme found to up kids healthy eating, reduce screen time
An intervention called the Switch programme has been found to be helpful in promoting fruit and vegetable consumption among children, and in lowering screen time. ANI

Women with atrial fibrillation more likely then men to face stroke, death risk
Reviewing studies conducted in the past, cardiac experts at Rush University Medical Center have found that women are more likely than men to experience symptomatic attacks, a higher frequency of recurrences, and significantly higher heart rates during atrial fibrillation, which increases the risk of stroke. ANI

Exercise counselling, fitness centre training improve muscular strength in type 2 diabetics
A combination of exercise counselling by physical therapists and fitness centre training can prove very helpful in improving muscular strength and exercise capacity in people with type 2 diabetes, suggest the findings of a randomised clinical trial. ANI

Childbearing ups womens odds of developing metabolic syndrome
A new study has shown that childbearing makes women prone to the metabolic syndrome-abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, insulin resistance and other cardiovascular disease risk factors-and that the risk is more than twice greater for those who have had gestational diabetes. ANI

Diamonds may soon be a patients best friend by revolutionising MRI probe
Diamonds, which have been considered to be a girls best friend for long, may now turn out to be a patients best friend as well. ANI

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