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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 2, 2009

1 in 5 Oz women smokes during pregnancy
A new Australian research has found that one out of five women smokes during pregnancy despite increased awareness about the effect of tobacco on children. ANI

Preterm births higher among women from deprived areas
Women from deprived areas are twice as likely to have very preterm births than those from more affluent areas, say researchers. ANI

Bodybuilders getting chest lumps after taking diet supplements
The number of men developing non-cancerous chest lumps after taking body building supplements is reaching new heights, according to surgeons in Swansea. ANI

Successful weight control strategies for teens identified
Researchers have identified successful weight control strategies for teens that could help influence interventions for obesity in youth. ANI

Cells must get rid of garbage to keep up muscle strength
A new study has found that cells must shed the garbage that piles up in them if muscle strength is to be maintained with age. ANI

Depressed women can lose weight successfully just like others
Women with major depression can lose the same amount of weight as other women without the condition, says a study. ANI

Aspirin cuts risk of sight loss
Taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of sight loss, says a new research. ANI

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