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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 2, 2009

Common diabetic therapy reduces pancreatic cancer risk
A commonly prescribed anti-diabetic drug can reduce an individuals risk of developing pancreatic cancer by 62 percent, according to a new study. ANI

Advanced targeted therapies effective in slowing lung cancer growth
A series of studies presented on Saturday at the 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), organized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) in San Fransisco, suggest that advanced targeted therapies have the potential to slow lung cancer growth and improve patient outcomes. ANI

Medication type, doctors bedside manner key to GERD patients satisfaction
Whether gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) therapy would be successful or not depends upon patients satisfaction with their medications and the quality of interactions with their doctor, according to a study. ANI

Having a sibling with obstructive sleep apnea increases kids risk of getting the disease
Children who have at least one sibling who has been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be at an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder, according to a study. ANI

Daily limits on alcohol intake unhelpful, says Brit expert
British health experts have warned that daily limits on alcohol consumption are meaningless and pose health risks. ANI

Unripe banana flour can give pasta a healthy-twist
Want to give your favourite pasta a healthy-twist? Well, then simply supplement it with unripe banana flour, says a new study. ANI

Honeybee compound may protect athletes from overheating
A compound from honeybees may protect against heat stress in athletes, says a new study. ANI

8 steps to boost health, keep swine flu at bay while in college
Besides anxiety, students entering colleges these days have another challenge to look forward to - H1N1 virus, or swine flu. ANI

Students should hydrate, eat properly for peak physical performance
For kids going back to school means football, cross country, cheerleading, and lacrosse. However, such activities usually take place outdoors, in the extreme heat of summer. But kids refuse to take that into account. ANI

More leisure time means more health and happiness
A new study has confirmed what many people already knew: the more time spent doing different types of enjoyable activities, the better a persons health tends to be. ANI

How women can fight hair loss
From short and sassy bobs to long, cascading curls, the right hairstyle can make any woman look more pulled together. This is the reason why ladies, and men, give so much importance to tresses. ANI

A pat on the head can help older adults remember daily med
Knocking on wood or patting yourself on the head, while taking a daily dose of medicine could prove to be an effective way of helping older adults remember whether theyve already taken their daily medications, suggests a new study. ANI

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