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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 8, 2009

Pregnant mums exposure to microbes may protect kids from allergies
A new study has shown that pregnant mothers exposure to environmental bacteria may protect her offspring from developing allergies later in life. ANI

Stress could increase breast cancer risk
Social isolation and related stress could be a factor in increasing human breast cancer risk, says a study. ANI

Blood lead levels linked to depression, panic disorder
A new study has shown that young adults with higher blood lead levels are more likely to have depression and panic disorders, even if they have exposure to lead levels generally considered safe. ANI

Childhood traumas linked to poor mental, physical health in adulthood
Negative experiences in childhood can increase the risk of poor mental and physical health in adulthood, a new study has found. ANI

Craving obstructs comprehension without you realizing it
A new study from University of Pittsburgh has shown that craving for a cigarette not only increases the chances of a persons mind wandering, but also disrupts his/her ability to realize when it has wandered. ANI

Changing patterns of global childhood blindness should be reassessed: Experts
A team of eye specialists from India, Malawi, and Tanzania have revealed that patterns of childhood blindness have been changing and there is a need to reassess the strategies for recognition and treatment of the disease in developing countries. ANI

Coffee cuts advanced prostate cancer risk
Researchers have associated coffee consumption with reduced risk of advanced prostate cancer. ANI

Fish may help cut colon cancer risk
Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, primarily found in fish and seafood, can help reduce risk of colon cancer, says a new study. ANI

15mins of exercise a day can cut death rate in prostate cancer patients
Fifteen minutes of exercise everyday can decrease overall mortality rates in patients with prostate cancer, says a new study. ANI

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