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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 25, 2009

3rd swine flu death in Delhi, toll mounts to 76
A 44-year-old woman died of swine flu at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital on Tuesday taking the city toll to three and national toll to 76. ANI

How to detect your childs foot and ankle problems
Foot and ankle problems in kids often go unnoticed due to subtle signs and symptoms. ANI

Taking sugar substitutes helps in long-term weight control
A new study has shown that consuming sugar-free beverages sweetened with low-calorie sweeteners increases dietary restraint, a key aspect of successful weight maintenance. ANI

Scientists grow retina cells from skin-derived stem cells
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have successfully grown multiple types of retina cells from two types of stem cells, giving new hope that damaged retinas may soon come to be repaired by cells grown from the patients own skin. ANI

Cranberry juice fails to combat urinary tract infections
Experts have expressed doubts over the use of cranberry juice as a preventative against urinary tract infections (UTIs). ANI

Shisha pipes as injurious to health as cigarettes
A research by the Department of Health and the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre has revealed that smoking a shisha pipe is as injurious to health as smoking tobacco. ANI

Apple-shaped women at higher asthma risk
Apple-shaped women with a waist bigger than 88cm are at increased risk of developing asthma - even if they have a normal body weight, says a new study. ANI

Smoking mums-to-be putting future generations at increased health risk
Mums-to-be who smoke are not only putting their unborn child at increased health risk but future generations also, according to a new study. ANI

Different types of booze impact desire for food differently
The type of alcoholic drink you consume may have an impact on your desire for food, suggests an Australian study. ANI

Fat in liver, not belly, could determine heart disease risk
Measuring liver fat may be a better way to determine a persons risk for developing diabetes and heart disease than measuring belly fat, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ANI

Regular marijuana use leaves men with sexual difficulties
A new study from La Trobe University in Melbourne has found that men who regularly smoke pot are four times more likely to have trouble reaching o*s. ANI

Carpet underlay may cause cancer
Your carpet might be putting you at a greater risk of developing cancer, warns a Respiratory physician ANI

Obese men at increased risk for erectile dysfunction
Obesity may increase mens proneness to erectile dysfunction (ED), likely caused by atherosclerosis-related hypertension and cardiovascular disease, according to a research article. ANI

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