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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 7, 2009

Army Base Hospital organizes blood donation camp
Army Base Hospital on Saturday organized a blood donation camp at Delhi Cantt. ANI

Preschoolers remain inactive even while playing outside
While theres a rise in childhood obesity, a new study has found that preschoolers dont indulge in much of activity, even when theyre playing outside. ANI

Special hotel in Sydney to help scientists study sleep disorders
Aussie scientists have created a special hotel in Sydney as part of their new research project to study sleep disorders, wherein people will be locked away from the world for days, and monitored around the clock. ANI

TB bacterium holds secret to how lifes gene switches work
A group of American scientists have reached very close to finding out what controls the switching on and off of genes that carry out all of lifes functions by studying the structure of a metabolic switch found inside the bacterium that is responsible for tuberculosis (TB). ANI

Now, an international observatory to improve global mental health
In a bid to eradicate human rights abuses against people suffering from mental illness in developing countries, the University of Melbourne in Australia has come up with an international observatory to improve global mental health. ANI

Routine scans dont improve outcomes for low-back pain patients
Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University are recommending doctors not to immediately order routine scans for patients with low-back pain unless a significant underlying condition is first identified. ANI

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