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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 14, 2009

Ultrasound-guided biopsy may revolutionise endometrial disease diagnose
Experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center say that diseases in the lining of the uterus can be easily visualized and diagnosed with the aid of a procedure, when used in conjunction with v*nal ultrasounds. ANI

Scientists move a step closer to creating ideal neural cells for clinical use
Scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have come up with a way to convert human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into neural progenitor cells, which may be ideal for transplantation. ANI

New therapeutic target in Alzheimers disease identified
Researchers at University College London (UCL) have identified a protein, known as serum amyloid P component (SAP), which may be a possible therapeutic target in Alzheimers disease. ANI

Marijuana, ciggie smoke wreaks havoc on lungs
People who smoke both tobacco and marijuana increase their risk of respiratory symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study has found. ANI

New therapeutic target in Alzheimers disease identified
Researchers at University College London (UCL) have identified a protein, known as serum amyloid P component (SAP), which may be a possible therapeutic target in Alzheimers disease. ANI

Marijuana, ciggie smoke wreaks havoc on lungs
People who smoke both tobacco and marijuana increase their risk of respiratory symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study has found. ANI

Depression after heart disease raises heart failure risk
Heart patients who become depressed are at greater risk for heart failure (HF), a condition in which the heart cant pump enough blood throughout the body, says a new study. ANI

Depression after heart disease raises heart failure risk
Heart patients who become depressed are at greater risk for heart failure (HF), a condition in which the heart cant pump enough blood throughout the body, says a new study. ANI

Former inmates more prone to high BP
Former prison inmates are more likely to have high blood pressure than those who have never been incarcerated, says a new study. ANI

Former inmates more prone to high BP
Former prison inmates are more likely to have high blood pressure than those who have never been incarcerated, says a new study. ANI

Erectile dysfunction drugs pose no threat to vision
Erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs like Viagra and sildenafil pose no threat to vision, say researchers. ANI

Vegetable- and nut-intake and Mediterranean diet linked to lower heart disease risk
Vegetable and nut intake and a Mediterranean dietary pattern seem to lower the risk of heart disease, according to a review of past studies. ANI

Writers cramp linked to abnormalities in fibres connecting brain areas
Muscle disorders like writers cramp may result from abnormalities in fibres connecting different brain areas, according to a study. ANI

Erectile dysfunction drugs pose no threat to vision
Erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs like Viagra and sildenafil pose no threat to vision, say researchers. ANI

Vegetable- and nut-intake and Mediterranean diet linked to lower heart disease risk
Vegetable and nut intake and a Mediterranean dietary pattern seem to lower the risk of heart disease, according to a review of past studies. ANI

Writers cramp linked to abnormalities in fibres connecting brain areas
Muscle disorders like writers cramp may result from abnormalities in fibres connecting different brain areas, according to a study. ANI

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