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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 9, 2008

Brit kids physical activity levels six times lower than believed
The physical activity levels of children have been overestimated, with actual levels likely to be around six times lower, says a UK study. ANI

French whisky firm in trouble over Scotch claim
The maker of Frances first single malt whisky could face legal action for labelling its dram Scottish. ANI

Retinal transplants hold promise for patients with blindness
Eye surgeons may soon be able to restore sight to some blind people - by giving them a retinal transplant. ANI

Air pollution can lead to impairment of the hearts electrical functioning
A recent study of 48 people with coronary artery disease in Boston has revealed that tiny particles in polluted air can adversely affect the hearts ability to conduct electrical signals in such patients. ANI

Sports-cheat drug can improve memory functions
A banned drug used by athletes for performance enhancement has been found to improve memory, say a group of researchers, who suggest that erythropoietin (EPO) may hold prospects for the treatment of certain brain ailments. ANI

Resistance gene that protects unborn babies from malaria identified
A genetic mutation that protects child from the devastating effects of a mothers malaria infection has been identified. ANI

Physical activity can offset obesity-related gene effect
A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has revealed that high levels of physical activity can help to counteract a gene that normally causes people to gain weight. ANI

High fat, low carbohydrate diet before drugs effective for epileptic kids
A new study from Johns Hopkins Hospital has revealed that feeding epileptic infants high fat and low carbohydrate diet before using drugs can offer as an effective treatment for the condition. ANI

Preemies four times more prone to behavioural disorders
Premature babies are four times more likely to have emotional problems or behavioural disorders later in life than their peers, according to a new study. ANI

Brush your teeth to cut heart disease risk
Keeping teeth clean and sparkling can reduce your chances of developing heart disease, says a new study, which explains the link with gum problems. ANI

Now, a pump that can help repair your heart
Small ventricular pumps that are generally fit inside a patients body to assist his ailing heart in boosting blood circulation can also helpful in repairing the diseased organ, say researchers. ANI

Being hooked to the net is indeed an addiction
Move over drugs, smoking and even gambling, for a new compulsion has hit todays youth - Internet addiction. ANI

Pain and Parkinsons go hand-in-hand
Patients with Parkinsons disease experience more pain than those without the neurodegenerative disorder, says a new study, which suggests that ache is associated with the condition. ANI

Bilingual kids more likely to stutter
Children who are bilingual before the age of five are more likely to stutter than non-bilingual counterparts and also find it harder to overcome their impediment, according to a new study. ANI

Diet rich in fish, meat and milk may protect against memory loss
A diet rich in vitamin B12, which includes fish, meat and milk, may help to protect against memory loss in old age, according to a new study. ANI

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