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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 29, 2009

Govt. efforts and medias role helped in largely containing Swine Flu: Soni
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Saturday claimed that the spread of swine flu pandemic had been largely contained with the efforts of Government and crucial role played by media in educating people about the deadly disease. ANI

Bihar students form human-chain to spread awareness about swine flu
Students of a biotechnology college in Bihar formed a human chain on Saturday (August 29) to create awareness about H1N1 influenza virus, commonly known as swine flu. ANI

Decoded structure of sea compound yielding potential new ways to fight diseases
A team of scientists in the U.S. have deciphered the highly unusual molecular structure of a natural sea compound, which is shedding new light on the function of mammalian nerve cells. ANI

UN cautions over swine flu in birds
UN has warned against the spread of the H1N1 virus after turkeys on farms in Chile were found infected by the disease. ANI

15pc preschoolers suffer from anxiety, depression: Canadian study
Almost 15 pct of the preschoolers suffer from high levels of depression and anxiety, according to a Canadian study. ANI

Eat melons to lower your BP
People suffering from high blood pressure are advised to eat lots of potassium-rich vegetables and fruits such as melons, oranges, say nutrition experts at UT Southwestern Medical Centre. ANI

Patients infected with particular HIV subtype more likely to develop dementia
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that infections with a particular subtype of HIV increase peoples likelihood of developing dementia, compared to infections with other subtypes. ANI

Teetotallers at increased depression risk
A new study has found that people abstaining from alcohol are at greater risk of suffering from depression as compared to those who consume it. ANI

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