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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 26, 2009

Goodys cancerous end prompts 20-pct leap in Scotland smear tests
Scottish officials have noticed a 20 per cent rise in cervical smear tests linking it to Jade Goodys high-profile battle against the disease. ANI

Swine flu death toll in Pune rises to 25
One more swine flu death was reported in Pune on Wednesday, taking the city toll to 25. ANI

Post-traumatic stress disorder linked to suicidal tendency among war veterans
Working with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a team of researchers have found that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with an increased risk for thoughts of suicide. ANI

Immune systems role in bone loss uncovered
Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have shed light on the role that the bodys immune system plays in bone loss. ANI

Anti-obesity drugs safety being reviewed amid liver damage fears
Authorities in the U.S. probing whether an anti-obesity drug being sold over the counter may cause liver damage. ANI

Travel to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh linked to typhoid fever cases in US
A study has linked typhoid fever cases in the U.S. to international travel, especially to India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. ANI

Scientists establish new link between pre-eclampsia and diet
A new study has shown that pregnant women with pre-eclampsia have unusually high levels of a chemical compound called ergothioneine, which is found in unpasteurised food, in the red blood cells. ANI

Long-term tamoxifen use may up aggressive breast cancer risk
Tamoxifen drug, commonly used for treating breast cancer, can actually increase the severity of the disease, finds a new study. ANI

Housewives more likely to suffer from heart disease than working women
Housewives are at an increased risk of suffering from heart disease and strokes as compared to women who go to work, a new study has shown. ANI

Women more likely to die than men in 30 days following heart attack
Women are more likely than men to die within thirty days of suffering a heart attack, according to a new study. ANI

Scientists identify 50 microRNAs in saliva that may help diagnose oral cancer
At least 50 microRNAs present in human saliva may prove helpful in detecting oral cancer, according to a study conducted in America. ANI

Regulation of short stature gene crucial for growth in kids
A team of researchers in Germany have found that not only a gene called SHOX is involved in the development of short stature, but sequences of genetic material on the X and Y chromosome that regulate it are also crucial for growth in children. ANI

Obese people at greater Alzheimers risk
Heres some discouraging news for obese people: a new report has found that fat people are at greater risk for developing Alzheimers. ANI

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