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New study confirms smoking, cancer link (reissue)
Taking up smoking results in epigenetic changes associated with the development of cancer, UK scientists have reported. 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

Chemicals in mother's blood linked to child's obesity
A team of scientists has revealed that babies whose mothers had relatively high levels of the chemical DDE in their blood were more likely to both grow rapidly during their first 6 months and to have a high body ma*s index (BMI) by 14 months. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for August 28, 2008

Doctors team visit Encephalitis-hit Gorakhpur
A team of doctors deputed by the Union Government, including two from the United States, visited Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh today to examine patients suffering from Encephalitis. ANI

How to distinguish a bad mood from depression in teenagers
The teenage years are a time of emotional highs and lows, so it is often difficult to distinguish whether a child is in a bad mood or under depression. Now, experts have come up with few ways, which would help in identifying mood swings and depression in adolescents. ANI

Young men with type-2 diabetes have low testosterone levels
A new study from led by Indian origin researchers has found that young men with type 2 diabetes have significantly low levels of testosterone, which can have a critical effect on their quality of life and on their ability to father children. ANI

Giving up statins doubles heart attack patients death risk
Heart patients who stop taking statins after suffering a heart attack are increasing their risk of dying over the next year, suggests a new study. ANI

A square of dark chocolate a day can cut stroke risk
Chocoholics now have a justified reason to savour their favourite sweet, for a new study has found that eating a small amount of dark chocolate every day for just two weeks could reduce the risk of heart disease. ANI

Over 10 million Americans hooked on opioids for pain relief
A new study has shown that use of opioids, a commonly administered treatment of moderate to severe pain have increased with more and more people using it on regular basis. ANI

Obese people have sick fat cells
A new study from Temple University has revealed that fat cells in obese people are sick when compared to fat in lean people. ANI

Brain changes due to cocaine addiction actually protect the addicted brain
Brain researchers at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have gained fresh insights into cocaine addiction, which may pave the way for more effective treatments for this problem. ANI

Brain chemical linked with obesity uncovered
A new study has uncovered a brain chemical involved in controlling appetite and obesity. ANI

New gene therapy may harbour deafness cure
An Oregon Health and Science University Stanford University neurobiologist in Portland, who is profoundly hard of hearing, has come up with a gene therapy may one day help cure hearing loss. ANI

Scientists unveil first gene linked with dry macular degeneration
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine claim to have identified the first gene associated with severe, dry macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 60. ANI

Mental skills decline years before death, even in absence of dementia
Older adults mental skills start declining years before death, even if they dont have dementia, shows a new research. ANI

Army personnel at increased migraine risk
Migraine headaches are very common among U.S. military personnel, yet the condition is frequently underdiagnosed, show two new studies. ANI

Cocaine flush could be a lifesaver for overdose patients
American researchers have created a molecule that can help flush a cocaine overdose out of the body, before it causes any irreparable damage to the central nervous system. ANI

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