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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 3, 2009

Just 30 minutes exercise can ease leg pain caused by arterial disease
Just 30 minutes of treadmill can significantly reduce leg pain caused by arterial disease, according to a new study. ANI

Novel technique to detect salmonella developed
Researchers from Iowa State University have developed a novel technique to detect salmonella, bacteria that causes foodborne illnesses. ANI

Warm-up improves surgeons surgery skills
A warm-up of 15 to 20 minutes not only benefits athletes but also helps improve surgeons performances, according to a new study. ANI

People differ in recovering memories of childhood sexual abuse
A new study has found that there are important differences between people who gradually recover memories of abuse during suggestive therapy sessions and those who recover memories of abuse more spontaneously. ANI

Veggies and fruits could help prevent onset of colon cancer
Eating vegetables and fruits can release a molecule in the body that can douse the inflammation in colon before triggering cancer development, according to a new study. ANI

Beach holidays could raise future skin cancer risk in kids
A beach vacation may turn out to be hazardous for your kids, for a new study has found that sunny holidays can make children vulnerable to future skin cancer risk. ANI

New once-a-day impotence pill hits UK shelves
A new once-a-day impotence pill that allows men to have sex whenever they want has been launched in Britain. ANI

Added salt in diets increases hypertension, stroke risk
Health experts are urging people to avoid food with high salt content because it may lead to health problems like hypertension and strokes. ANI

Mental illness alone does not predict future violent behaviour
Mental illness in combination with substance abuse may indicate that a person is likely to engage in violence in future, according to a new study. ANI

Teens who often hang out with pals more likely to use marijuana
A new study has found that teenagers who frequently go out with friends are more prone to marijuana abuse. ANI

Exercise boosts knee function after replacement surgery
Exercising after knee replacement surgery boosts the function of the new knee to nearly that of a healthy adult, according to a new study. ANI

Stroke drug may cut Alzheimers risk
A drug used to improve blood flow to the brain also could help reduce the risk of Alzheimers disease, according to a new study. ANI

Heavy marijuana use damages teens brains
A new study has revealed that teens and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than non-users to have disrupted brain development. ANI

Zinc supplements during pregnancy may cut alcohol-related birth defects
While animal studies have shown that exposure to binge drinking while in the womb increases the risk of numerous problems for the foetus, including early postnatal death, a new study suggests that dietary zinc supplements throughout pregnancy can reduce some alcohol-related birth defects. ANI

US surgeons perform minimally invasive kidney removal via vagina for transplantation
American doctors at Johns Hopkins have for the first time removed a healthy kidney from a donor through a minimally invasive method, which involved a small incision in the back of her v*na. ANI

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