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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 January 1, 2009

Exercise beneficial for kids with developmental disabilities
Group exercise programs, treadmill training and horseback riding can benefit kids with developmental disabilities, according to a new review of studies. ANI

Why prostate cancer patients become resistant to hormone deprivation therapy
Researchers claim to have identified the reason why prostate cancer patients fail hormone deprivation therapy. ANI

Preventive antibiotics use cuts ICU death rates
Giving antibiotics to patients in intensive care units to fight bacterial infections can significantly increase their chances of survival, according to a new study. ANI

New Year resolutions are bad for health, says charity
Experts have claimed what many people would love to hear -New Years resolutions are meant to be broken. According to a mental health charity, making self-improvement vows can often leave people feel worse. ANI

Protein behind spread of lung cancer identified
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine claim that they have identified a protein produced that enhances the spread of lung cancer by stimulating the activity of inflammatory cells. ANI

Too much holiday TV can increase kids health risk
A new study has found that too much television during school holidays can put children at greater health risks. ANI

AIIMS researchers suggest antioxidants can ease chronic pancreatitis pain
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) researchers have found that antioxidant supplementation can effectively relieve chronic pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP). ANI

Detox diets are nonsense and waste of money, warn dieticians
If your New Years resolution involves detox diet, then heres a piece of information for you - the weight loss plan is nonsense and a waste of money, leading dieticians have warned. ANI

Scientists move a step closer to finding type 1 diabetes cure
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have devised a way to transplant insulin-producing pancreatic cells, which causes only a minimal immune response in recipients. ANI

Smokers with family history of stroke 6 times more likely to suffer it themselves
Scientists associated with the American Academy of Neurology say that smokers with a family history of brain aneurysm are significantly more likely to suffer a stroke from a brain aneurysm themselves. ANI

Simple blood test may predict chemotherapys success for lung cancer patients
British scientists say that it may be possible to predict whether or not chemotherapy treatment would turn out to be successful for a lung cancer patient, by testing the presence of a molecule made by a more aggressive form of the disease in his/her blood. ANI

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