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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 February 12, 2009

Now, a novel approach to starve tumours of cancer proteins
A group of scientists have identified a new mechanism whereby tumours develop. ANI

Simple and cheap urine test could help prevent kidney disease onset
A simple and low-cost urine test is a promising way to address the epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD), a new study has suggested. ANI

Smokers putting loved ones at increased heart attack risk
People who smoke might be putting their loved ones at an increased risk of heart attacks, according to a new study. ANI

Video games are good for kids, says EU report
Playstation or Xbox video consoles are good for children and teach them essential life skills, thats the conclusion of a European report. ANI

High blood sugar levels linked to memory loss in diabetics
High blood sugar levels may lead to memory loss in diabetes patients, say researchers. ANI

Get wrinkle-free skin by controlling RHAMM proteins expression
Surgeries to remove wrinkles and muscle paralysis-like side-effects causing injections with neurotoxins may soon be ancient history, for an American study suggests that controlling concentrations of a protein called RHAMM can help rejuvenate the skin. ANI

Osteoblast cell injections may speed up fracture healing
Osteoblast cell obtained from a patients own bone marrow can help quicken the healing of a long bone fracture, according to a new study. ANI

Fluid lens may restore youthful vision to people with failing eyes
A Government research body in Australia hopes that it may soon be possible to restore vision to people with failing eyes by removing their old lenses, and injecting new plastic ones. ANI

Ecstasy-induced memory difficulties rarely translate into problems in real world
An independent body that advises the UK government on drug policy says that ecstasy causes slight memory difficulties and mild depression, but they rarely translate into problems in the real world. ANI

Exercise can help cut colon cancer risk
Exercise can lower the risk of colon cancer, says a new study. ANI

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