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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 8, 2008

MRI scans may lead to delayed breast cancer treatment
Women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, who receive an MRI scan, are likely to delay their treatment and opt for a mastectomy, suggests a new study. ANI

Now, rubber tyres to get rid of waist tyres!
If you thought tyres were just meant for wheeling around on the roads, you certainly need a reality check, for they can also be used to shed that extra flab around your waist- courtesy the new wheelie clever exercise programme ANI

Hookahs as harmful as cigarette smoking
University-level students are increasingly getting hooked to shisha, water-pipe smoking, in Karachi unaware of the fact that they are as harmful as cigarette, say researchers. ANI

Location, not quantity of fat determines heart attack risk
Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have found that how much fat a person has is not as important as where that fat is located when assessing risk for cardiovascular events and metabolic disease. ANI

Sweaty people less prone to exercise-induced asthma
University of Michigan researchers have found that people who make more sweat while exercising are less prone to asthma than others. ANI

Common painkillers may reduce prostate cancer risk
Common painkillers like aspirin and ibuprofen have shown some promise to lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, the blood biomarker to detect prostate cancer risk in men, in a new American study. ANI

Fatal superbug epidemic risk worries Oz scientists
Leading scientists in Australia have warned that a drug-resistant superbug that attacks healthy teenagers, and can be fatal is posing threat to the country. ANI

Milk makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics in animals
In a surprising discovery, scientists have found that milk makes potentially dangerous bacteria like Staphylococcus resistant to antibiotics used for treating animals. ANI

Once-a-week jab for diabetics to make painful daily pin pricks history
A breakthrough at the Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital may soon get many diabetics rid of the misery of taking insulin injections twice a day, for the researchers there have developed a once-a-week jab for type 2 diabetes patients. ANI

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