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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 31, 2009

How to achieve a long and satisfying life
A new book, called Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging, could be the key to know how one achieves a long and satisfying life. ANI

Tarantula venom could help treat muscular dystrophy
Tarantulas-the big, hairy and to many people very scary spiders-could actually help people suffering from muscular dystrophy, say scientists at University of Buffalo. ANI

Daily coffee intake cuts risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease
A daily cup of coffee can actually offer you a great deal of health benefits, according to experts. ANI

SMS therapy for chronic diseases
Text messaging is considered a lethal distraction for drivers and is also cursed for dehumanizing personal interactions, but for doctors treating patients with chronic diseases, it can prove to be a precious tool, says an expert. ANI

High-dose Vitamin E supplements do more harm than good
Indiscriminate use of high-dose Vitamin E supplementation does more harm than good, a new study has warned. ANI

Children more prone to swine flu
Children below 18 years of age are more likely to catch swine flu from an infected person in their household than adults, reveals a new study. ANI

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