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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 3, 2009

Physical education-related injuries increasing among schoolkids
There has been a drastic increase in the number of physical education-related injuries among school students over a decade, according to a study. ANI

Chemical hormone that can help find right connection after spinal cord injury identified
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that it is possible to guide regenerating axons-severed wires of the spinal cord-to their correct targets and re-form connections after spinal cord injury. ANI

Sex without condom is good for mental health: Study
Having sex without using condom is good for mental health, according to a new study. ANI

Why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection
Scientists in the U.S. have made some findings that can explain why an infection that causes genital herpes increases a persons risk of developing HIV infection, even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2). ANI

Now, a 3D cell-imaging platform for early detection of lung cancer in sputum
American scientists have developed an automated three-dimensional cell-imaging platform aimed at detection of lung cancer in sputum. ANI

Unique smell print in patients breath may help improve lung cancer diagnosis
An expert at the University of Colorado Cancer Center says that analysis of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs)-gasses emitted from certain solids or liquids such as paint-may provide new diagnostic tools for lung cancer patients. ANI

New antiretroviral drug safe and effective for patients beginning HIV treatment
Emory University researchers have found that a member of a new class of antiretroviral drugs is safe and effective for patients beginning treatment against HIV. ANI

Red wine may benefit arthritis patients
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have found that a key ingredient in red wine could benefit those suffering from arthritis. ANI

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