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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 22, 2009

Medical tattoos may pose health risks
A new study has claimed that theres a need for doctors to know about medical tattoos-an increasingly popular trend to let others know about ones medical condition. ANI

Nicotine chewing gums raise cancer risk
A team of British scientists has found that nicotine chewing gum, lozenges and inhalers designed to help people to give up smoking may have the potential to cause cancer. ANI

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy weakens mum-child bond
Pregnant women who drink alcohol weaken the bond with their child, claim researchers. ANI

Cigarette smoke exposure ups sudden infant death syndrome risk
Exposure to cigarette smoke induces abnormalities in babies brains, thus putting them at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, say Australian researchers. ANI

Exposure to violence disrupts kids health
School-going kids, who witness violence in urban communities, display post-traumatic stress symptoms, a new study has found. ANI

Fizzy drinks worsen gastric cases
Kids suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting shouldnt be given fizzy drinks, for they could make their condition worse, say experts. ANI

Breast cancer patients emotional health affects their exercise patterns
Emotional health plays a very important role in influencing exercise patterns in breast cancer patients, according to a new study. ANI

Mums height linked to child deaths in India
A study conducted in India has found that kids born to short women were 70 percent more likely to die before age 5 than those born to taller women. ANI

Walnuts can help keep breast cancer at bay
Walnuts contain compounds that reduce the risk of breast cancer, claims a new study. ANI

Burned meat can raise pancreatic cancer risk
Eating burnt meat from the barbecue or the grill may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, says a new study. ANI

Eating fatty fish once a week can cut mens heart failure risk
Eating salmon or other fatty fish just once a week can help reduce mens risk of heart failure, says a new study. ANI

Presence of healthy food can lead to unhealthy choices
A new study has shown that even in the presence of healthy food people are likely to opt for unhealthy choices. ANI

Too much or too little sleep ups diabetes risk
People who sleep too much or not enough are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance, say researchers at Université Lavals Faculty of Medicine. ANI

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