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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 16, 2009

One more swine flu death in Bangalore, Indias toll rises to 26
One more died of swine flu in Bangalore on Sunday taking the citys swine flu death toll to 4. The death toll in India is now at 26. ANI

Cognitive behavioral therapy improves sleep, pain in older osteoarthritis patients
Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) may prove an effective treatment for older patients with osteoarthritis and comorbid insomnia, according to a study. ANI

Blue tits use aromatherapy to disinfect nests
A new study has revealed that birds called blue tits use aromatherapy to disinfect their nests. ANI

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