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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 August 10, 2009

Swine flu death toll reaches 7
A 35-year-old chemist Sanjay Tilekar died of swine flu on Monday at the Sasoon Hospital in Pune, registering the seventh death by H1N1 virus in the country. ANI

Azad announces measures to tackle spread of Swine Flu
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Monday said that India is gearing up with urgency to tackle the spread of Swine Flu that has so far claimed six lives and affected 864 people out of which 523 have been treated and discharged. ANI

Women should take fertility test at 30, says health expert
A leading health expert insists that women should take a fertility test at the age of 30, so that any potential problems are identified before it is too late. ANI

Authorities in capital take precautionary measures for swine flu
With the swine flu claiming six lives in India, authorities in New Delhi have asked doctors to protect themselves from HINI virus. ANI

Patients overestimate medicines side effects due to unclear information
A new survey has revealed that unclear information is the reason patients are overestimating the side effects of medicines. ANI

Many heart attack patients experience post-traumatic stress, shows study
A new study has shown that many people experience the symptoms of post-traumatic stress after suffering a heart attack. ANI

Limb-sparing surgery not necessarily better than amputation for bone cancer patients
A new review suggests that limb-sparing surgery may not provide a bone cancer patient with a better quality of life than amputation. ANI

Men with regular features less prone to mental decline in old age
A new piece of research suggests that men who have regular features are likely to stay in better mental shape throughout their lives. ANI

19yr-old receives UKs first eyelash transplant
Britains first-ever eyelash transplant has been performed on a 19-year-old with a hair-pulling disorder. ANI

Sedentary US adults at risk of health problems, early death
American adults who are leading a sedentary lifestyle are putting themselves at a greater risk of health problems and even early death, warns a leading exercise expert. ANI

Equation to spot small placenta may help stop babies from dying in the womb
It may soon be possible to stop babies dying in the womb, thanks to a measurement to spot small placentas that can act as an early warning system. ANI

Scientists find link between gene mutations and ciliopathies
An international team of researchers have established a link between mutations in the INPP5E gene and ciliopathies. ANI

Tumour suppressor p53 also controls somatic cell reprogramming
A new study has revealed that the tumour suppressor p53 not only stops cells that could become cancerous in their tracks, but it also controls somatic cell reprogramming. ANI

Health warnings about sunlight-skin caner link leading to Vitamin D deficiencies
A new piece of research has found a rise in Vitamin D deficiency in the wake of public health warnings that exposure to ultraviolet rays via sunlight may lead to skin cancer. ANI

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