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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 27, 2009

Long-term use of nutrient supplements ups cancer risk
Long-term use of beta carotene and some other carotenoid-containing dietary supplements could raise the risk of lung cancer, says a new study. ANI

Healthy eating, exercise may cut cancers by a third
Healthy eating and exercise could reduce the risk of most common cancers by more than a third, says a study by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). ANI

Caffeine in sunscreen may cut skin cancer risk
Adding caffeine to sunscreens could boost protection against the most common form of skin cancer, claim scientists. ANI

Arthritis hinders vital physical activity for heart patients
Arthritis appears to be a substantial barrier for heart patients when it comes to getting the needed physical activity, says a new study. ANI

Modern lifestyle habits help prevent tooth decay
Modern lifestyle habits help prevent tooth decay, according to a new study. ANI

Houseplants have positive effects on older adults
Caring for houseplants can have very positive effects on the lives of retirement community residents, according to a new study. ANI

Statins decrease stroke severity, improve recovery
Statins, commonly used to lower cholesterol levels, can decrease the severity of strokes and significantly improve recovery, according to a new study. ANI

Gene therapy for muscular dystrophy comes closer to reality
A potential new gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which predominantly affects men, may soon be available, thanks to a significant breakthrough achieved by University of Missouri scientists in the United States. ANI

Daytime sleepiness among elderly may indicate increased cardiovascular death risk
The European Society of Cardiology has warned that elderly people, who regularly report feeling sleepy during the day, may be at an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. ANI

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