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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 13, 2009

Dont create panic over swine flu: PM
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that panic should not be created over the spread of swine flu even as the country registered its 20th death due to the deadly H1N1 virus. ANI

Long periods of stress quickens ageing process
A lifetime of stress can quicken the ageing process, says a new study on a flock of island sheep. ANI

Condition of three swine flu suspects better, says RML doctor
The condition of the three swine flu suspects, who are admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, was reported to be much better on Thursday. ANI

First swine flu death occurs in Bangalore, toll rises to 20
Bangalore on Thursday reported its first swine flu death. A 26-year-old woman succumbed to the deadly swine flu virus taking the countrys swine flu death toll to 20. ANI

Models walk the ramp in Nagpur to spread swine flu awareness
In wake of rising number of cases of swine flu in the country, models walked the ramp here to spread awareness about the H1N1 virus amongst the masses. ANI

20pc of Brit teens suffer headaches at least once a week
A new UK study has revealed that one in five young teenagers suffers headache at least once a week. ANI

Eggs may help lower risk of neural tube defects
Mums-to-be have been advised to eat large amount of eggs, for a new study has revealed that an essential nutrient found in eggs may help lower risk of neural tube defects. ANI

High-fat diets make us lazy, forgetful
Eating hotdogs and French fries might be a great treat, however, these high fat diets can significantly reduce our exercising ability and lead to short term memory loss, reveals a new study. ANI

Its official: A nice cup of tea soothes away stress
A new study has confirmed what millions of brew-lovers have long believed - a nice cup of tea helps us calm down during stressful times. ANI

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