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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 20, 2009

How microscopic changes to brain cause schizophrenic behaviour in mice revealed
An American study has shed some light on how microscopic changes to brain cause schizophrenia. ANI

Scientists reveal how cellular protein detects viruses, sparks immune response
Scientists at the University of Illinois say that they have found how a cellular protein recognizes an invading virus and alerts the body to the infection. ANI

Physical activity guidelines too confusing: Experts
It is a well-known fact that regular physical activity helps improve health and well-being, but researchers from University of Bath are not too happy with guideline. ANI

Indoor air pollution worsens asthma symptoms in kids
The quality of air inside an asthmatic childs bedroom can have an adverse impact on his health, according to a new study. ANI

Breastfeeding reduces multiple sclerosis relapse risk
Breastfeeding may help reduce relapse risk in women with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study. ANI

Violent video games, movies make people insensitive towards others sufferings
People who play violent video games become insensitive towards the pain and suffering of others, according to new research. ANI

Brit scientists find peanut allergy cure
In a breakthrough study, scientists have successfully cured peanut allergy by building up childrens tolerance to the oval-shaped nut. ANI

New ultrasound device may revolutionise osteoporosis diagnosis
Scientists in America have come up with a new form of ultrasound that may lead to early prediction of bone loss, a hallmark of osteoporosis. ANI

Living near fast food joints ups stroke risk
People who live in neighbourhoods with numerous fast food outlets are more likely to have a stroke, a new study has found. ANI

Smoking, boozing, less exercise and veggies intake doubles stroke risk
People who lead unhealthy lifestyles are at a significantly higher risk of suffering from stroke, warns a new research. ANI

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