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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 29, 2009

Breakfast cereals are not too healthy, says UK watchdog
If you think that having cereals is the best way to start your day, then heres a news flash - theyre far from being healthy, according to a new study. ANI

PET plastic bottles maybe harmful for health
Drinking out of water bottles made from PET plastic may pose a human health risk, reveals a new study. ANI

Quick pulse before workout associated with death risk
A cheap method of predicting who is at greater risk of dying suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack has been developed by researchers in France. ANI

Revolutionary blood test to fight malaria
A simple blood test can offer valuable support to healthcare in the fight against malaria, scientists at Karolinska Institute have found. ANI

Peripheral arterial disease of legs often ignored in heart disease patients
A new study has found that peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs, in which the arteries become blocked with plaque and blood supply to the legs is reduced, is often overlooked in patients with known heart disease. ANI

Milk promotes better bone growth, strength than calcium supplements
A new study has suggested that dairy is better than calcium carbonate when it comes to promoting bone growth and strength. ANI

Quick pulse before workout associated with death risk
A cheap method of predicting who is at greater risk of dying suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack has been developed by researchers in France. ANI

Revolutionary blood test to fight malaria
A simple blood test can offer valuable support to healthcare in the fight against malaria, scientists at Karolinska Institute have found. ANI

Peripheral arterial disease of legs often ignored in heart disease patients
A new study has found that peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs, in which the arteries become blocked with plaque and blood supply to the legs is reduced, is often overlooked in patients with known heart disease. ANI

Milk promotes better bone growth, strength than calcium supplements
A new study has suggested that dairy is better than calcium carbonate when it comes to promoting bone growth and strength. ANI

Poor sleep quality linked to worse stroke outcomes
A new study has revealed that stroke victims are at an increased mortality risk if they have diagnosed or undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea prior to having the stroke. ANI

Poor sleep quality linked to worse stroke outcomes
A new study has revealed that stroke victims are at an increased mortality risk if they have diagnosed or undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea prior to having the stroke. ANI

An aspirin a day can cut cancer risk in over 40s
A daily dose of aspirin in your 40s could cut the risk of developing cancer later in life, a new study claims. ANI

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