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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 11, 2009

Why patients often report depression post ICU stay
Johns Hopkins researchers say that several factors may explain why a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) leads many patients to report depression after they go home, including a high level of organ failure and being given relatively high doses of a benzodiazepine sedative. ANI

Why patients often report depression post ICU stay
Johns Hopkins researchers say that several factors may explain why a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) leads many patients to report depression after they go home, including a high level of organ failure and being given relatively high doses of a benzodiazepine sedative. ANI

Omega-3 fatty acids may help preserve muscle mass in cancer patients undergoing surgery
A randomised controlled trial has shown that omega-3 fatty acids given as part of an oral nutritional supplement helps preserve muscle mass in patients undergoing surgery for oesopahageal cancer, a procedure normally associated with significant weight loss and quality of life issues. ANI

Omega-3 fatty acids may help preserve muscle mass in cancer patients undergoing surgery
A randomised controlled trial has shown that omega-3 fatty acids given as part of an oral nutritional supplement helps preserve muscle mass in patients undergoing surgery for oesopahageal cancer, a procedure normally associated with significant weight loss and quality of life issues. ANI

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