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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 4, 2009

Exercise can combat fatigue in leukemia patients
Exercise may be a great way to combat the debilitating fatigue in patients suffering from leukemia, say researchers. ANI

Scientists shed light on why anorexic patients cling to their eating disorder
A new study conducted by scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital has for the first time discovered processes in brain metabolism that can explain why anorexic patients drastically reduce food intake, and are often incapable of changing their behaviour. ANI

Seed implants suitable treatment option for prostate cancer patients of all ages
Seed implants may be a suitable prostate cancer treatment option for men of all ages, as a new study conducted by scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and North Shore-LIJ ANI

Only 3pct Brits know being overweight is one of the biggest cancer risks
A British study has shown that only three per cent of people know that the risks of cancer can be reduced by maintaining a healthy weight. ANI

H1N1 flu virus has mutated into a form resistant to an antiviral drug
Scientists have found that some mutation has made the H1N1 flu virus resistant to the Australian-developed antiviral drug Relenza. ANI

Obesity not an effective indicator of high cholesterol in kids
Body fat is a poor gauge for detecting high cholesterol levels in children, according to a new study. ANI

Too much TV, computer screen time can up high BP risk in kids
Sedentary behaviours such as watching TV and use of computers, videos and video games are likely to increase the risk of high blood pressure in children, finds a new study. ANI

Twin study sheds new light on links between depression and coronary artery disease
Studying how major depression and coronary artery disease interact over time and in twin pairs, scientists have painted a more complex picture of the associations between the conditions. ANI

Exercise during pregnancy healthy for both mother and child, says report
Doctors should recommend low to moderate levels of exercise to pregnant women because it can strengthen and improve overall musculoskeletal and physiologic health as well as pregnancy related symptoms, according to a review article. ANI

Heavy drinkers at increased cancer risk
People who drink a lot of beer and spirits face a much higher risk of developing cancer than the population at large, a new study has found. ANI

Now, super sensors to sniff out cancer, heart attack, poison, environmental pollution
Tel Aviv University researchers have created an electrode-based tiny device which they liken to the sensitive seismographs that pick up tremors of impending earthquakes long before they strike. ANI

Its official: fish oil is human hearts best friend
Omega-3 fatty acids from fish not only help keep cardiovascular diseases at bay in healthy folks, but also reduce the incidence of cardiac events and mortality in patients with existing heart disease, mounting evidence suggests. ANI

Regular yoga promotes mindful eating
A new study has revealed that regular yoga practice promotes mindful eating and those who eat mindfully are less likely to become fat. ANI

Insufficient sleep ups diabetes risk
Short sleep times may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and reduced glucose tolerance, which in turn may elevate the risk of diabetes, concludes a new study. ANI

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