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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 3, 2008

Mystery fever forcing mass exodus from villages around Kanpur
A mystery fever that has claimed more than hundred lives in past four weeks in Kanpur, is forcing mass exodus from the villages in its vicinity. ANI

Men with high blood calcium levels at high fatal prostate cancer risk
Men who have high levels of calcium in their blood are more likely to get fatal prostate cancer, US researchers have said. ANI

Atkins diet, Weight Watchers plan are the best way to shed extra flab
Forget starving and the gruelling gym session, just follow the Atkins diet or the calorie-counting Weight Watchers plan, and you will be successful in your war against love handles, according to a new study. ANI

How Salmonella bacteria infect salad leaves
A new study has revealed how Salmonella bacteria can cause food poisoning by attaching to salad leaves. ANI

Gene behind inflammatory bowel diseases in kids identified
In a study of inflammatory bowel diseases in children like Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis, scientists have identified a gene, called tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 6B (TNFRSF6B) that influences whether children get these diseases early in life. ANI

Army doctors perform first ever in situ split liver transplant
Army doctors have carried out an in situ split liver transplant surgery, the first ever in India, giving a new lease of life to two patients suffering from end stage liver disease at Research and Referral Hospital here. ANI

Atkins diet, Weight Watchers plan are the best way to shed extra flab
Forget starving and the gruelling gym session, just follow the Atkins diet or the calorie-counting Weight Watchers plan, and you will be successful in your war against love handles, according to a new study. ANI

Colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 50
A new study has suggested that screening for colorectal cancer screening should start at age 50. ANI

Remote satellite imaging may help predict infectious disease outbreaks
Researchers in the US have used a new way to predict outbreaks of cholera - a water-borne infectious disease. ANI

Nanonets to revolutionise electronics performance
Scientists at Boston College have created nanonets, by using titanium and silicon in a two-dimensional network of wires that resemble flat, rectangular netting - a finding critical to improving the performance of electronics and energy applications. ANI

Why brains ability to process information diminishes with age
Scientists have found how brains ability to process information diminishes with age and have also shown that this break down is responsible for the decreased ability to form memories linked with normal aging. ANI

Deep brain stimulation relieves Parkinsons symptoms
Scientists at the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and University Hospital have found that a surgical technique called deep brain stimulation relieves Parkinsons symptoms by halting the death of dopamine-producing brain cells. ANI

Young smokers at higher risk of having behaviour problems as teens
Adolescents who have already tried cigarettes by seventh grade are at a greater risk of becoming regular smokers and have behaviour problems as teens, suggests a new study. ANI

Babies rapid weight gain may lead to high BP in adulthood
Babies who gain weight rapidly within five months of birth are at an increased risk of having high blood pressure in adulthood, according to a new study. ANI

Immune system capable of killing asthma-linked fungus
The innate immune system of humans is capable of killing a fungus linked to airway inflammation in asthmatic and chronic sinusitis patients, a new study has found. ANI

Just 20 minutes of exercise each day can prevent memory deterioration
Fearing that age will take a toll on your memory? Well, dont fret it, just take a walk in the neighbourhood park, for according to researchers, twenty minutes of activity each day can prevent memory deterioration. ANI

Network of Schizophrenia genes may provide potential drug target
In a new research, scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have put together a gene network associated with schizophrenia. ANI

Vitamin B deficiency may cause vascular cognitive impairment
A deficiency of B-vitamins may cause vascular cognitive impairment, according to the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study. ANI

Kids with TVs or computers in their rooms sleep less
Kids who have television or computer in their rooms sleep less during the school year than their peers who dont have the facilities, a new study has found. ANI

Just one sleepless night can trigger inflammation in the body
Just one sleepless night can trigger the key cellular pathway that produces tissue-damaging inflammation, a new study has found. ANI

New method to spot a heart attack soon after it occurs
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, have developed a new method for early detection of a heart attack - metabolite profiling. ANI

One in three Brits face undiagnosed heart risk
A major UK study has found that one in three people with a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) over the next 10 years have not been diagnosed. ANI

How herpes virus passes from parents to kids
A new study has shown that the human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) is passed from parents to their kids because it is integrated into their chromosomes. ANI

Gene behind stroke-inducing vascular malformations uncovered
Scientist at the University of California, San Francisco (UNSF) say that irregularities in a constantly active Notch gene in endothelial brain cells may cause a vascular disorder that causes stroke. ANI

Cholesterol-lowering drug given all clear over cancer risk
Epidemiologists have cleared a class of cholesterol-lowering drug that had been implicated in a cancer scare. ANI

Breakthrough in cell therapy brings diabetes cure closer to reality
A potential new cure for diabetes may be round the corner, for Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a way to cultivate cells derived from insulin-producing beta cells from human tissue in the laboratory. ANI

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