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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 December 11, 2009

How animals as therapists help kids recover from trauma
Neerosh Mudaly, a researcher from Monash University, is trying to show how animals can act as therapists and help children to bounce back from trauma. ANI

Addiction meds may help treat gamblers
It is possible to treat pathological gambling with medications that decrease urges and increase inhibitions, says a new study. ANI

Booze may raise breast cancer recurrence risk
Drinking alcoholic beverages is associated with a 30 percent increased risk of breast cancer recurrence, says a new study. ANI

Extend youthfulness to keep Alzheimers at bay
Taking steps to remain healthy and young may help delay the onset of Alzheimers disease, according to a new study. ANI

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