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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 7, 2009

Tamil Nadu steps up vigilance for swine flu
Health authorities in Tamil Nadu on Friday set up screening booths at the station in Chennai to examine passengers coming from areas where swine flu cases were on the rise. ANI

Swine flu spread minimal: Azad
Amid concerns that swine flu, is spreading across the country, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Friday that virus spread is minimal. ANI

Fertility company offer couples money back if not pregnant within 12 months
A fertility company has offered couples, who are undergoing treatment, their money back should they not fall pregnant within 12 months. ANI

Red wine boosts sexual desire in women
Move over s*x t*ys and tantric art, a glass or two of red wine are more than enough to increase a womans libido, say researchers. ANI

Delhi Sanskriti school student tests positive for swine flu
A school in New Delhi was closed down on Friday after one of its student tested positive for H1N1 virus. ANI

How two genes promote colon cancers growth
American scientists have shed new light on how two cancer-promoting genes enhance a tumours capacity to grow and survive under conditions where normal cells die. ANI

Stroke survivors at two-fold risk of hip or thigh fracture
Stroke survivors are at a two fold risk of breaking a hip or thigh bone than people who havent had a stroke, finds a new study. ANI

Genetic switch to get more insulin-producing cells identified
Experimenting on mice, a research team has found a way to convert another type of pancreas cell into the critical insulin-producing beta cells, which are lost in type I diabetes patients. ANI

Credit crunch may worsen obesity epidemic, says expert
German experts are concerned that the ongoing global recession may worsen obesity epidemic. ANI

Beetroot juice gives stamina a boost
Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina, concludes a new study, which adds that the magical drink can help you exercise for up to 16 percent longer. ANI

First human receives new antibody aimed at neutralizing Hepatitis C virus
A volunteer has for the first time received a human monoclonal antibody that can neutralize the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). ANI

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