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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 5, 2009

Teenagers turn to booze due to boredom: Survey
A new survey has discovered that most teenagers turn to alcohol due to boredom. ANI

Lead paint exposure remains serious global health threat
A new environmental health study has revealed that exposure to lead-based consumer paint is still a global public health threat. ANI

Popular insect repellent deet is toxic to central nervous system
Scientists are calling for more research into the toxicity of deet, an active ingredient in many insect repellents, after it has been found to be harmful to the central nervous system. ANI

Cerebral malaria claims six more lives in Bihar, death toll rises to twenty
The death toll due from cerebral malaria has risen to twenty with six more persons succumbing to the disease in Bihars tribal dominated Munger district. ANI

Scientists shed light on how bones material flaws lead to disease
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have for the first time carried out a multi-scale analysis to shed light on how bones material flaws lead to brittle bone disease. ANI

Elder self-neglect, abuse linked to increased death risk
Older adults who have a report of self-neglect or abuse submitted to a social service agency have an associated elevated risk of death, says a new study. ANI

High cholesterol in midlife ups late-life dementia risk
Increased cholesterol levels in midlife significantly increase the risk of Alzheimers disease and vascular dementia later in life, says a new study. ANI

Hip, back fractures raise mortality rates in elderly
Hip and back fractures increase mortality rates in older adults, says a McMaster University study. ANI

New health problems linked to prolonged exposure to World Trade Center attack
A research article suggests that intense or prolonged exposure to the World Trade Center attack has led to a large number of people reporting new health problems years later. ANI

Workplace yoga, meditation could lower feelings of stress
Is your expanding waistline due to desk job giving you nightmares? Well, then try workplace meditation and yoga, suggests a pilot study. ANI

Too thin, too fat at increased death risk post liver transplant
Patients who are significantly underweight or very severely obese prior to liver transplantation are at increased risk of death following transplantation surgery, a new study has claimed. ANI

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