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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 April 10, 2009

Partially sighted people can use undamaged parts of eyes to read and see
If experts are to be believed, it is possible to teach partially sighted and registered blind people to read and see faces using the undamaged parts of their eyes. ANI

Porridge helps kids perform better at school
Infants who eat porridge in breakfast have better exam results at school, suggests a new study. ANI

Porridge helps kids perform better at school
Infants who eat porridge in breakfast have better exam results at school, suggests a new study. ANI

Women with early-stage breast cancer increasingly having double mastectomies
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found that more and more women, diagnosed with the earliest stage of breast cancer, are choosing to have both breasts surgically removed. ANI

New approach to prevent transplanted pancreatic cells from immune system
Experiments on mice conducted by American scientists have shown that transplanted pancreatic precursor cells are protected from the immune system when encapsulated in polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE). ANI

Natural solution to artificial heart pacemakers may be possible
Researchers in New York have moved a step closer towards developing a biological solution to artificial heart pacemakers. ANI

Job promotion can be bad for mental health
Getting a promotion in job can be bad for health, suggests a new study. ANI

Natural solution to artificial heart pacemakers may be possible
Researchers in New York have moved a step closer towards developing a biological solution to artificial heart pacemakers. ANI

Job promotion can be bad for mental health
Getting a promotion in job can be bad for health, suggests a new study. ANI

Small RNAs have critical roles sperm formation
Scientists at the University of Nevada School of Medicine claim that they have gained fresh insights into the reproductive workings of the male sex chromosome, which may have significant implications for male infertility and contraception. ANI

Early antiretroviral therapy can reduce deaths in HIV patients by 28pct
Early administration of antiretroviral treatment can reduce the rate of AIDS development and deaths in HIV-positive patients by 28 per cent, according to an international study. ANI

Small RNAs have critical roles sperm formation
Scientists at the University of Nevada School of Medicine claim that they have gained fresh insights into the reproductive workings of the male sex chromosome, which may have significant implications for male infertility and contraception. ANI

Early antiretroviral therapy can reduce deaths in HIV patients by 28pct
Early administration of antiretroviral treatment can reduce the rate of AIDS development and deaths in HIV-positive patients by 28 per cent, according to an international study. ANI

Insights into poisonous snakes diets may pave way for better anti-venoms
A study has revealed what a snake eats affects the strength of its venom, suggesting that anti-venom can be developed specific to a certain snakes location or diet. ANI

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