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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 2, 2009

Middle-aged Brits are ignoring sex disease risks
Health experts are worried that middle-aged people are continuing to ignore sex disease risks. ANI

Omega-3 fatty acid kills cancer cells in mice
An omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils has shown some promise to reduce the size of tumours and enhance the positive effects of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, while limiting its harmful side effects. ANI

Active component of marijuana may fight brain cancer
Cannabinoids such as the main active component of marijuana (THC) have anticancer effects on human brain cancer cells, a new study has found. ANI

Health habits predict cancer survival
A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that head and neck cancer patients who smoke, drink, dont exercise or dont eat enough fruit have worse survival outcomes than those with better health habits. ANI

Active component of marijuana may fight brain cancer
Cannabinoids such as the main active component of marijuana (THC) have anticancer effects on human brain cancer cells, a new study has found. ANI

Health habits predict cancer survival
A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that head and neck cancer patients who smoke, drink, dont exercise or dont eat enough fruit have worse survival outcomes than those with better health habits. ANI

White wine can leave your teeth stained
Think youre doing your teeth a favor by sipping white wine instead of tea or coffee? Well, its time you rework the tooth-whitening mantra, for a new study has found that the transparent beverage increases the risk of dark dental stains. ANI

Low weight at birth may increase heart disease, diabetes risk in adulthood
Children who had low weight at the time of their birth may be at an increased risk of inflammatory processes in adulthood, which are linked with chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes, according to a study. ANI

Olive oil protects against heart attack, stroke
Portuguese researchers have identified a vital component of olive oil that gives greatest protection from heart attack and stroke. ANI

White wine can leave your teeth stained
Think youre doing your teeth a favor by sipping white wine instead of tea or coffee? Well, its time you rework the tooth-whitening mantra, for a new study has found that the transparent beverage increases the risk of dark dental stains. ANI

Low weight at birth may increase heart disease, diabetes risk in adulthood
Children who had low weight at the time of their birth may be at an increased risk of inflammatory processes in adulthood, which are linked with chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes, according to a study. ANI

Olive oil protects against heart attack, stroke
Portuguese researchers have identified a vital component of olive oil that gives greatest protection from heart attack and stroke. ANI

Omega-3 fatty acid kills cancer cells in mice
An omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils has shown some promise to reduce the size of tumours and enhance the positive effects of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, while limiting its harmful side effects. ANI

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