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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 5, 2009

Training may inoculate elderly against falls
In a new study, a research team, including an Indian origin scientist, has found that training people to avoid falls by repeatedly exposing them to unstable situations can help them to later maintain their balance on a slippery floor. ANI

Three simple steps to treat erectile dysfunction
Is erectile dysfunction taking the joy out of your sex life? Take heart, for Temple urologist Jack Mydlo has offered three simple steps to get back the pleasure - cut back on fat, control cholesterol, and kick the butt. ANI

Too much screen time may put asthmatic kids at increased health risk
Too much screen time can have an adverse impact on the health of urban children with asthma, according a new study. ANI

Its official: eggs are good for health
Heres a reason for egg lovers to savour their favourite food - a study has found that its key nutrients reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects and promote eye health. ANI

Seafood, watermelon juice, nuts could fight obesity
A team of American scientists has discovered that arginine, an amino acid, could help fight human obesity. ANI

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