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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 13, 2009

India signs agreement with World Bank on health project
India has signed a Financing Agreement of National Vector Borne Disease Control and Polio Eradication Support Project with the World Bank, here today. ANI

Undiagnosed chronic infection may make diarrhoea fatal
MIT researchers have revealed that undiagnosed gastrointestinal infections might increase the severity of and delay recovery from acute diarrhoea. ANI

Studying without playtime may stunt kids overall development, says expert
Parents who prefer traditional classroom-style learning to playtime in preschool and kindergarten may actually be stunting the overall development of their children, says a University of Illinois professor. ANI

Most women ignoring healthy lifestyle guidelines before pregnancy
A new study has found that many women are not complying with the nutrition and lifestyle advice before pregnancy, even when it is planned. ANI

Tattoos with glucose-monitoring ink may help control diabetes
Massachusetts-based Draper Laboratories is trying to develop a special tattoo ink that changes colour based on glucose levels inside the skin. ANI

New drug target to combat Alzheimers disease identified
Scientists at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) claim that they have discovered a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimers disease. ANI

Fructose-sweetened drinks increase heart disease risk for obese adults
Obese adults who drink fructose-sweetened drinks may be at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. ANI

Obesity may raise migraine risk
Obesity can increase the risk of getting migraine, according to a new study. ANI

Skin cells may help mend your broken heart
Having demonstrated in their previous studies that skin cells could be turned back into stem cells, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have now shown that such induced cells can actually form the specialized cells that make up heart muscle. ANI

Type 2 diabetes linked to signalling pathway behind pancreatic development
A group of stem cell researchers from the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) and Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have found that type 2 diabetes is associated with a signalling pathway that is involved in normal pancreatic development. ANI

Omega 3 fatty acids protect against obesity related liver problems
Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids protect the liver from damage caused by obesity and the insulin resistance it provokes, according to a new study. ANI

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