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→  May 11, 2012

New research says big-bottomed women are healthier than apple-shaped ones Conclusion could mean end of body mass index (BMI) Method is flawed as it doesn’t take into account differing heights By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 22:59, 11 May 2012 | UPDATED: 23:01, 11 May 2012 Fruity: Women with pear-shaped figures like Kate Winslet are […]

Workplace pollutants tied to kids’ asthma risk →  October 8, 2011

(Reuters) – A mother’s exposure to airborne pollutants at work during her pregnancy may increase the likelihood that her unborn child will later develop asthma, a Danish study said. The review of registry data on 45,658 seven-year-old children and their mothers found that 18.6 percent of children of mothers who were exposed to low-molecular-weight particles […]