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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 24, 2009

Painkiller weakens anti-clotting action of aspirin
People who take painkiller Celebrex and also take a low-dose aspirin tablet daily to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke might not be getting enough protection because the former drug keeps the aspirin from doing its job effectively, according to a new study. ANI

Another bad cholesterol associated with heart disease discovered
Scientists at Oxford University have discovered another bad type of cholesterol that contributes to heart disease. ANI

Protein that keeps BP in control discovered
Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a protein channel that helps nerve sensors in blood vessels keep blood pressure in check. ANI

Mushrooms could harbour cancer cure
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered how a promising cancer drug, first discovered in a mushroom commonly used in Chinese medicine, works. ANI

Changes in kids sleep patterns predict onset of puberty
Changes in childrens sleep patterns signal puberty before physical changes develop, says a new study from Tel Aviv University. ANI

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