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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 16, 2009

Diet pills are no quick fix for shedding pounds
A fertility specialist based at St Marys Hospital in London has proved how little evidence is there to back up the claims of many diet products, by showing that even a placebo can make seven out of 10 persons lose weight. ANI

Buying drugs on the net can adversely affect your body
Buying drugs on the Internet can seriously damage your health, warn doctors. ANI

Buying drugs on the net can adversely affect your body
Buying drugs on the Internet can seriously damage your health, warn doctors. ANI

Gel treatment may help cure oesophageal cancer non-surgically
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to determine whether or not a gel treatment can reduce the size of tumours in patients with oesophageal cancer non-surgically. ANI

Gel treatment may help cure oesophageal cancer non-surgically
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to determine whether or not a gel treatment can reduce the size of tumours in patients with oesophageal cancer non-surgically. ANI

Gene therapy promises safe muscular dystrophy treatment
Researchers from the University of Florida (UF), Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and The Ohio State University have safely transferred a gene to produce a protein necessary for healthy muscle fibre growth into three teenagers with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. ANI

Gene therapy promises safe muscular dystrophy treatment
Researchers from the University of Florida (UF), Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and The Ohio State University have safely transferred a gene to produce a protein necessary for healthy muscle fibre growth into three teenagers with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. ANI

How HIV escapes immune system pressure
Studying HIV-infected people with a particular gene, scientists have gained fresh insights into how the virus mutates and evolves in response to the bodys immune pressure. ANI

How HIV escapes immune system pressure
Studying HIV-infected people with a particular gene, scientists have gained fresh insights into how the virus mutates and evolves in response to the bodys immune pressure. ANI

Anaesthesia jab promises prolonged pain relief without toxicity
A single injection may soon revolutionise the treatment of pain during and after surgery, thanks to a promising slow-release anesthetic drug-delivery system developed by researchers at Childrens Hospital Boston. ANI

Anaesthesia jab promises prolonged pain relief without toxicity
A single injection may soon revolutionise the treatment of pain during and after surgery, thanks to a promising slow-release anesthetic drug-delivery system developed by researchers at Childrens Hospital Boston. ANI

Anaesthesia jab promises prolonged pain relief without toxicity
A single injection may soon revolutionise the treatment of pain during and after surgery, thanks to a promising slow-release anesthetic drug-delivery system developed by researchers at Childrens Hospital Boston. ANI

Lack of vitamins A and C could up asthma risk
A diet low in vitamins A and C could raise the risk of asthma, says a new study. ANI

Study links prenatal exposure to Hong Kong Flu to intelligence decline in adulthood
A new study has linked prenatal exposure to the Hong Kong Flu, which claimed more than 700,000 deaths worldwide in the late 1960s, to reduced intelligence in adulthood. ANI

Study links prenatal exposure to Hong Kong Flu to intelligence decline in adulthood
A new study has linked prenatal exposure to the Hong Kong Flu, which claimed more than 700,000 deaths worldwide in the late 1960s, to reduced intelligence in adulthood. ANI

Why American Indians have higher rates of cardiovascular and chronic kidney diseases
Scientists at the University of North Carolina Kidney Center have come up with an explanation as to why American Indians at a greater risk of developing proteinuria - a condition that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD) - than other groups. ANI

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