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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 30, 2009

No swine flu in India, says health ministry official
A senior official of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said that there is no swine flu in India, but added that should the virus hit the country, the government is fully prepared to handle it. ANI

Magnetic therapy to treat chronic migraine developed
A new therapy that uses magnetic pulses has shown promise in treating chronic migraine sufferers, say researchers. ANI

Pacifiers dont interfere with breastfeeding success
Giving an infant a pacifier does not interfere with breastfeeding success, say researchers. ANI

Pacifiers dont interfere with breastfeeding success
Giving an infant a pacifier does not interfere with breastfeeding success, say researchers. ANI

Drug education curbs risky sexual behaviour in teens
School-based drug education programmes can significantly curb risky behaviour and drug abuse in teenagers, suggests a new study. ANI

Added anti-viral boosts response, shortens hepatitis C treatment duration
A new study, conducted by researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), has found that adding the anti-viral drug telaprevir to a standard treatment for hepatitis C can shorten the duration of therapy and increase the number of patients who can be cured of their disease. ANI

Older men more likely to die after pneumonia than women
Old men are more likely do die after being hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) than women, according to a new study, which suggests that the reason may be differing biological response to infection between males and females. ANI

Controlling cholesterol, BP may help prevent stroke
Reaching optimal levels for cholesterol and high blood pressure in stroke patients could help prevent chances of a second stroke or heart attack, says a new study. ANI

New pill to replace painful multiple sclerosis jabs
A new pill may soon replace the painful injections for multiple sclerosis treatment, say researchers. ANI

Half a glass of wine a day can add 5 years to your life?
Drinking up to half a glass of wine a day may boost life expectancy by five years, says researchers. ANI

Half a glass of wine a day can add 5 years to your life?
Drinking up to half a glass of wine a day may boost life expectancy by five years, says researchers. ANI

New pill to replace painful multiple sclerosis jabs
A new pill may soon replace the painful injections for multiple sclerosis treatment, say researchers. ANI

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