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Heart attacks and in-laws—Living with your mother in law could increase your risk of coronary heart disease. Japanese researchers carried out a prospective study, which followed more than 91 000 participants for more than 10 years (Heart 2008 Dec 9, doi: 10.1136/hrt.2008.149575). After controlling for other variables the researchers concluded that women who lived with their parents or their partner's parents as well as their partner and children were 2-3 times more likely to be diagnosed as having coronary heart disease as women who lived only with their partner. Encouragingly, the high risk group were no more likely to die from their disease than the low risk group.
Jobs and gyms—Workplace gyms lift mood and improve performance, say researchers in Bristol. They studied 201 volunteers who worked in sedentary jobs in workplaces with on-site gym facilities (International Journal