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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 6, 2009

Low cholesterol can increase risk to cancer: Study
A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has revealed that driving down cholesterol levels actually increases the risk of cancer. ANI

H1N1 victim Rida Shaikhs family files FIR against two Pune Hospitals
Family members of the 14-year-old Rida Shaikh, who died of swine flu, filed an FIR against the doctors of two private hospitals in Pune on Thursday. ANI

Women opting for surgical removal of breasts, ovaries to cut cancer risk
An increasing number of women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer are choosing to undergo surgery as a precautionary measure to decrease their cancer risk, say researchers. ANI

Blood transfusions can quadruple death risk in cardiac patients
A new study has found that blood transfusions can quadruple the risk of death among hospitalized cardiac patients. ANI

Smoking pot as harmful as tobacco
A new study by Canadian researchers has shown that smoking pot can cause as much damage to cells and DNA as tobacco smoke, challenging the increasingly popular belief that marijuana is less harmful than cigarettes. ANI

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