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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 23, 2009

Researchers hone in on Parkinsons diseases destructive pathways
American researchers at the Whitehead Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology say that they have developed a novel approach to analyse cellular data, and have been gaining new understanding of Parkinsons diseases destructive pathways. ANI

Culling of birds begin in Nepal
Nepal Government has started culling of poultry and poultry products in the bird flu affected of area of Sharanamati in Jhapa district. ANI

Novel approach may provide new class of diabetes drugs
In what may spark a completely new class of drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, University of Oxford researchers have developed a cheap and efficient drug discovery method that can be helpful in identifying a new player in the bodys insulin secretion process. ANI

Vaccine targeting Achilles heel in all flu viruses comes closer to reality
A potential new flu vaccine to cure almost all kinds of the disease, including bird flue, may be available in just two years because scientists have identified 10 antibodies that target an Achilles heel in most forms of influenza. ANI

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