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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 19, 2009

Men too suffer from menopause
Its not just women who undergo menopause, even men experience midlife crisis, says researchers. ANI

Hepatitis B death toll in Gujarat rises to 34
The Hepatitis B death toll in Modasa, Gujarat has risen to 34, with ten more deaths reported on Thursday. ANI

In-flight health problems rising due to aged passengers, long flights
With an increase in the number of older passengers and extended flights, theres a subsequent rise in the occurrence of on-board health problems, according to US researchers. ANI

Facebook could jeopardize your health
Social-networking sites like Facebook could be could be jeopardising your health by reducing levels of face-to-face contact, warns an expert. ANI

Eggs help reduce high BP
Heres another reason for egg lovers to savour their favourite food - it helps lower high blood pressure. ANI

Soybean product could help stave off Alzheimers
A fermented food made from boiled soybeans, which is popular in Asian countries for its ability to protect against heart attacks, has shown promise in preventing the formation of amyloid proteins involved in Alzheimers disease, say Taiwan researchers. ANI

Bad sleeping habits can literally drive you mad
Poor sleep could actually lead to illnesses including psychiatric conditions, attention deficit disorder, post traumatic stress and depression, according to a new study. ANI

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