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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 13, 2008

Countrys voluntary group organises rally for AIDS awareness
A voluntary organization in Chandigarh took out a rally on Saturday to promote awareness about deadly virus, AIDS. ANI

Indian-origin researcher unveils gene behind debilitating lung disease
An Indian-origin researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has unveiled a gene that acts as a master switch to turn on numerous antioxidant and pollutant-detoxifying genes to protect the lungs from environmental pollutants, such as cigarette smoke. ANI

Erectile dysfunction among sleep apnea sufferers is curable
Experiments on mice conducted by American researchers have suggested that erectile dysfunction among sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome can be cured. ANI

Endoscopic ultrasound can offer safer and more effective cancer therapy
American scientists are studying the efficacy of a therapeutic technique that can allow doctors to directly inject tumours with cancer fighting agents from inside the body. ANI

New approach to purify parasites with light developed
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh, UK, have devised a clever method to purify parasitic organisms from their host cells, a major advance that can allow them to gain deeper insights into the biology of organisms that cause millions of cases of disease each year. ANI

Depression doubles dialysis patients death risk
Dialysis patients diagnosed with depression are more likely to be hospitalized or die within a year, a new study has found. ANI

Now, a procedure that hides bulge surgery scars below bra-line
Tried everything but back fat rolls still giving you nightmares? Well, dont fret it, for help is at hand, thanks to a new back lift procedure that removes those unsightly bumps and bulges while hiding the scar under the bra line. ANI

New drug found to effectively fight latent TB
A new study by an Indian-origin scientist has shown that an investigative drug, called R207910, can effectively fight against latent bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB). ANI

New cannabis-like drugs can block pain without affecting brain
A new type of drug can block pain without affecting brain, says a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. ANI

Indian-origin researcher finds broccoli eases lung disease symptoms
A second helping of broccoli at dinner can prove beneficial for people with chronic breathing disorder known as COPD, says a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. ANI

Going veggie can lead to brain shrinkage
Going veggie could be bad for your brain, say scientists, who have found that consuming meat-free diet leads to brain shrinkage. ANI

Mums may be risking kids heart health by packing fatty lunch boxes
Home made packed lunches could be unwittingly putting kids at risk of developing a host of health problems in later life, including a stroke or a heart attack, a new research suggests. ANI

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