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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 24, 2009

Malaria vaccine being developed in Delhi
Scientists are undertaking research to develop a vaccine for immunization against malaria. The vaccine is expected to reduce the severity of the disease. ANI

Hypertension, diabetes linked to carotid artery wall thickness
Researchers from A.O.U. in Cagliari Sardegna, Italy have found a link between increased carotid artery wall thickness (CAWT) - which can cause heart attack and stroke- and diabetes and hypertension. ANI

Hypertension, diabetes linked to carotid artery wall thickness
Researchers from A.O.U. in Cagliari Sardegna, Italy have found a link between increased carotid artery wall thickness (CAWT) - which can cause heart attack and stroke- and diabetes and hypertension. ANI

Liver disease leading cause of alcohol-related deaths
Liver disease is responsible for most of the alcohol-related deaths and illness, according to a Portugal study. ANI

Malaria vaccine being developed in Delhi
Scientists are undertaking research to develop a vaccine for immunization against malaria. The vaccine is expected to reduce the severity of the disease. ANI

WHO evaluation of malaria diagnostic tests finds variation in test performance
The largest-ever independent, laboratory-based evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria has shown that some tests on the market perform exceptionally well in tropical temperatures and can detect even low parasite densities in blood samples, while other tests were only able to detect the parasite at high parasite densities. ANI

Why bottle-fed babies grow faster
Breast milk has less protein than formula, a new study has claimed. ANI

Strong bond with parents may keep teens away from alcohol problems
Adolescents who share a strong bond with their parents often start drinking at a later age, which could subsequently prevent them from developing future alcohol problems, concludes a new study. ANI

Even modest exercise can cut belly fats negative effects
Moderate amounts of exercise alone can reduce the inflammation in visceral fat-belly fat, says a new study. ANI

Even modest exercise can cut belly fats negative effects
Moderate amounts of exercise alone can reduce the inflammation in visceral fat-belly fat, says a new study. ANI

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