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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 16, 2009

Kids in home-based day care overexposed to TV: U.S. study
A new American study has found that a significant majority of children aged between 2 to 5 do not get sufficient physical activity and are exposed to the TV for most of the day. ANI

Anaesthesia can give you sexual hallucinations
A researcher from Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) has raised concerns over the increasing number of patients complaining sexual hallucinations while under the influence of sedating drugs. ANI

Cannabis spray helps reduce cancer pain
A study has found that a cannabis mouth spray can help reduce the level of pain cancer patients go through by 30 percent. ANI

Vaccine to improve immune system in newborns on the anvil
University of Missouri researchers are working on a vaccine to improve immune system in newborns. ANI

Nitric oxide may benefit patients with septic shock
A team of scientists in Belgium has found an unexpected ally for the treatment of septic shock, the major cause of death in intensive care units. ANI

Psychotherapy could prevent obesity in at risk teenage girls
Using psychotherapy treatment, researchers have successfully prevented excessive weight gain in teenager girls deemed at risk for obesity. ANI

Lowering cholesterol transfer protein activity linked to heart disease risk
Inhibiting activity of a transfer protein to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels is not as effective a heart disease therapy as it is believed to be, according to a new study. ANI

Social service can improve older adults brain functions
A new study has found that participating in social service activities can significantly improve brain functions of older adults. ANI

Gynaecological visits should concentrate more on sex and relationships
Gynaecological visits should not be limited to discussions about different tests and/or prescriptions for contraceptives, but could be used as a great opportunity for dialogue about sexual health as well, according to a thesis. ANI

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