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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 2, 2009

Bipolar disorder linked to increased death risk from medical illnesses
A new study has shown that bipolar disorders increase the risk of early death from a medical illness. ANI

Inflammation may be link between extreme sleep durations and poor health
A new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has shown that sleep duration is linked to changes in the levels of specific cytokines that are important in regulating inflammation. ANI

Vascular drug improves learning and memory in rats
Arizona researchers have revealed that a drug, which is used to treat vascular problems in brain, can effectively improve learning and memory. ANI

Scientists unveil drug that thwarts post-operative Crohns disease recurrence
A new study has found that a drug called Infliximab can effectively prevent the recurrence of post-operative Crohns disease. ANI

Key protein linked to pancreatic cancer growth identified
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a protein that plays an important role in pancreatic cancer growth. ANI

Now, a simple test to detect kids with swallowing disorder
American scientists say that a simple screening test to swallow three ounces of water can help determine whether or not a child has the swallowing disorder oropharyngeal dysphagia. ANI

Obese kids at increased cancer risk as adults
Overweight and obese kids are at an increased risk of developing cancer in later life, according to experts. ANI

Scientists use gold nanospheres, near-infrared light to cook tumour
Scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have announced that they have been successful in equipping hollow gold nanospheres with a targeting peptide in such a manner that they find melanoma cells, penetrate them deeply, and then cook the tumour when bathed with near-infrared light. ANI

Scientists in New Delhi create compound that stops TB in its tracks
A Howard Hughes Medical Institute international research scholar based at the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi claims to have created a compound that stops tuberculosis (TB) in its tracks. ANI

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