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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 9, 2009

Rhinitis quadruples chance of an asthma attack
Allergic rhinitis quadruples the likelihood of asthma patients having poor control over their symptoms, thereby increasing the chance of an asthma attack, says a new study. ANI

Exposure to everyday germs may prevent diseases in adulthood
Parents shouldnt stop their kids from playing in the mud, for a new study suggests that early microbial exposures affect inflammatory processes related to diseases associated with aging in adulthood. ANI

Living in poorer neighbourhoods increases death risk
Living in a poorer or more socioeconomically deprived neighbourhood could increase a persons risk for death, despite his or her dietary and lifestyle risk factors, according to a new study. ANI

Soy food lowers breast cancer recurrence, death risk
Consuming soy food can significantly lower death and recurrence risk in women with breast cancer, reveals a new study. ANI

Low carb diet increases heart disease risk
Eating a low carbohydrate diet can raise a persons risk of heart disease, says a new study. ANI

Childhood cancer survivors at increased heart disease risk
Children who survive cancer are more likely to suffer heart disease in adulthood, according to a new study. ANI

Pistachios can cut lung cancer risk
A daily dose of pistachios can help keep lung cancer at bay, concludes a new study. ANI

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