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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 12, 2008

Talking to your partners makes you feel better, even if they do not listen
Telling your partner about your day may be good for your mental health, but it does nothing for them, according to a new study. ANI

Mediterranean diet cuts cancer and heart disease risk
Sticking to a full Mediterranean diet offers substantial protection against heart disease, cancer, Parkinsons and Alzheimers, according to a study. ANI

New TB vaccine enters clinical trial in Germany
A promising live vaccine against tuberculosis has begun safety testing on volunteers in the first phase of clinical trials in Neuss, Germany. ANI

Genetic mutation that can cause mad cow disease uncovered
While mad cow disease has been thought to be a foodborne disease for years, a new study has shown that a genetic mutation also causes it. ANI

Breast cancer mutation risk underestimated for Asian women
Oncologists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the risk of breast cancer mutations among Asian women is highly underestimated. ANI

Nutritional supplements, moderate exercises combo can help elderly stay fit for long
Older people can easily maintain an active lifestyle for a long time- all they need to do is a carefully framed combination of moderate exercises and eat nutritional supplements, according to a new study. ANI

A sigh of relief for pepperoni pizza sufferers
Scientists have identified the reason behind pelvic pain, which is caused among women after they have a piece of pepperoni pizza. ANI

Breast cancer risk among Asian-American women underestimated by 50 pct
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that computer models commonly used to decide who might benefit most from genetic testing under predicted the risk of breast cancer among Asian-American women. ANI

Stem cells repair congenital heart defect in mice
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that stem cells can be used to regenerate heart tissue to treat dilated cardiomyopathy, a congenital defect. ANI

Rural HIV care still riddled with inefficiencies
Researchers at Indiana University have found that HIV care providers in rural Indiana fail to offer quality care to their patients. ANI

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