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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 17, 2009

Mice study provides clues to curing blood diseases via prenatal cell transplantation
Showing that the mothers immune response interferes with the offsprings earlier ability to tolerate transplanted donor cells, a new animal study has helped scientists resolve an apparent contradiction in the field of prenatal cell transplantation-a medical approach that holds future promise in correcting sickle cell disease and other serious congenital blood disorders. ANI

School teachers to keep a check on swine flu symptoms in students: Azad
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Monday said the Government is going to issue guidelines for schools asking them to dispense with the routine of holding daily assembly meeting in morning to prevent spread of swine flu. ANI

Healthy food obsession on the rise among Brits
There has been a significant increase in the number of people suffering from eating disorder orthorexia nervosa, an obsession for healthy food, in Britain. ANI

Marriage can make women overweight: Study
Marriage can make women pile on the pounds, according to a new study. ANI

Smokeless tobacco can be as dangerous as cigarettes
People who think that smokeless tobacco is safe have been warned by researchers that it exposes the user to the same amount of another group of dangerous chemicals as the smoke of five cigarettes. ANI

Ban ham to cut kids cancer risk: Experts
Parents should not to put ham and other processed meat into their childrens lunchboxes to help them avoid developing a cancer risk later in life, experts have warned. ANI

New approach may help uncover disease-causing genetic variants
A group of scientists in the U.S. have shown the feasibility and value of a new strategy for identifying relatively rare genetic variants that may cause or contribute to disease. ANI

Kissing poses herpes risk
The next time you kiss your partner, keep this health warning in mind - the symbol of affection is a major transmitter of herpes. ANI

First inhalant powder measles vaccine to undergo clinical trials in India next year
Health experts in India will begin clinical trials to determine the efficacy of the first dry powder inhalable vaccine for measles next year, according to a report. ANI

New swine flu jabs may trigger deadly brain disorder
The British Government has written to senior neurologists to warn them that the new swine flu vaccine may trigger a deadly brain disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome. ANI

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