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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 September 1, 2008

Old drug may hold promise against hepatitis C
Researchers from Stanford University say that an old drug may be effective against hepatitis C. ANI

Two new genes linked to inflammatory bowel disease in children identified
Researchers from Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia have identified two genes that are responsible for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children. ANI

BP lowering drug reduces heart attack risk
Telmisartan - a medication used to lower blood pressure - reduces the outcome of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke in people who are unable to tolerate a widely available and effective standard treatment, according to an international study led by Canadian researchers. ANI

Groundbreaking study paves way for new cancer, aging treatments
A team of scientists at The Wistar Institute has decoded the structure of the active region of telomerase, an enzyme that plays a major role in the development of nearly all human cancers. ANI

Gut-boosting molecule that can battle stubborn bugs unveiled
Researchers in New York have found a gut-boosting molecule that can be mixed with antibiotics to fight off stubborn bugs. ANI

Coffee may help reduce uterus cancer risk
A Japanese study has found that women who drink a lot of coffee may have less risk of developing cancer of the uterus. ANI

Malaria spurt sparked after the parasite learnt to switch hosts.
In a breakthrough study, researchers at Osaka University in Japan have found that the spurt of malaria in species as diverse as humans, birds, and mice occurred when the species-specific parasite strains learnt to switch hosts. ANI

Coffee may help reduce uterus cancer risk
A Japanese study has found that women who drink a lot of coffee may have less risk of developing cancer of the uterus. ANI

Malaria spurt sparked after the parasite learnt to switch hosts.
In a breakthrough study, researchers at Osaka University in Japan have found that the spurt of malaria in species as diverse as humans, birds, and mice occurred when the species-specific parasite strains learnt to switch hosts. ANI

Sex hormones make men more prone to heart disease
Men are more likely to die from heart disease than women of a similar age - courtesy sex hormones. ANI

Exposure to lead accelerates ageing by 6yrs
Lead might have been banned from petrol in many parts of the globe, but millions of people will grow old faster than they should because of past exposures to the toxic metal, according to a new study. ANI

Genetic switch in the brain that regulates body weight and fertility identified
Experiments on mice conducted at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered a master switch in the animals brain that controls both body weight and fertility. ANI

Simple antibiotics can battle Superbug breast infections in nursing mothers
New research by UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians suggests that conservative treatment can deal with breast infections cause by the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nursing mothers. ANI

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