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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 26, 2009

Lap bands found to be cheapest weight-loss method
Forget about diets, exercise and other weight-loss methods, for LAP band surgery is a cheaper way to fight obesity and diabetes, according to a new study. ANI

Exercise before stressful job more effective
Exercise is better in the morning if you have a stressful job, as mental fatigue can affect physical performance, says a new study.esearchers at Bangor University found that people who are mentally fatigued and exercise reach the point of physical exhaustion sooner than they do if they are mentally rested before exercising. ANI

Now, a statistical model to predict stroke risk with 86pct accuracy
Experts at the Childrens Hospital Informatics Program (CHIP) say that an individuals lifetime risk of stroke can now be predicted with the aid of a new statistical model. ANI

Culling of birds completed in Nepal
The Rapid Response Teams (RRT) deployed to control bird flu in Sharanmati area Jhapa district has completed its culling operation on Wednesday. ANI

HIV rapidly adapts to counter immune attack-controlling human genes
An international study suggests that HIV is evolving so rapidly to escape the human immune system that it may prove very difficult to develop a vaccine that keeps pace with the changing nature of the virus. ANI

Heart-healthy, low-cal diets promote weight loss
A new study has suggested that heart-healthy diets that reduce calorie intake - regardless of differing proportions of fat, protein, or carbohydrate - can help overweight and obese adults achieve and maintain weight loss. ANI

Brain trainers give the same results as doing crossword or Internet surfing
Spending too much of money on brain trainers to maintain mental agility may not be a very good idea anymore, for a new study suggests that the benefits such gadgets provide are almost the same amount as can be obtained by doing a crossword or surfing the internet. ANI

Womens long-term fertility linked to reduced Parkinsons risk
Women who are fertile for more than 39 years and have natural menopause are at a lower risk of contracting Parkinsons disease, says a new study. ANI

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