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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 28, 2009

Scientists identify gene that plays key role in cancer
Karolinska Institutet scientists have identified a gene that regulates the activity of another gene called p53, which protects against cancer. ANI

New nose drops protect mice against H5N1 for months
Scientists at the Emory Vaccine Center have come up with a type of nose drops that may prevent against lethal H5N1 infection. ANI

Scientists reveal how HIV adapts to escape immune response
An international group of American and British scientists have found that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has the ability to adapt to the bodys defence system, which suggests that any successful AIDS vaccine must keep pace with the ever-changing immunological profile of the virus. ANI

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