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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 28, 2009

Why we overeat despite being full
Wondering why do we overeat even when we are full? The answer to this question lies in our brains. ANI

Christmas could have increased diabetes risk for millions, say experts
Christmas could have increased the risk of diabetes for millions of people, experts have warned. ANI

Scientists to target immune cells in arteries to prevent heart attacks
Scientists from across the world are set to team up to develop a treatment that specifically targets harmful immune cells in the arteries thought to be the cause of many heart attacks. ANI

Disinfectants make hospital superbugs resistant to antibiotics
A new study has shown that increased use of disinfectants could cause hospital superbugs to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself. ANI

Moderate exercise boosts survival rates for colorectal cancer patients
Even moderate physical activity can significantly reduce death risk in men suffering from colorectal cancer, say researchers. ANI

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