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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 17, 2009

UK girls as young as 12 may be given contraceptive implants to prevent pregnancies
Girls as young as 12 could be given contraceptive implants to prevent underage pregnancies, according to a new UK report. ANI

Eating with chopsticks can help you lose weight
Forget diet pills, long walks and starving yourself, just grab your shoes and head towards the supermarket to buy chopsticks, for the tapered sticks can help you lose weight. ANI

Blood pressure variations linked to outdoor temperature
A French study has revealed that there is a strong co-relation between blood pressure and outdoor temperature. ANI

Discovery of gene behind brains aging may pave way for effective treatments
A team of Canadian and American researchers has reached a step closer to developing effective treatments to prevent the brain from diseases like Alzheimers and Parkinsons by identifying a gene that controls the normal and pathological aging of neurons in the central nervous system. ANI

Sleep-wake rhythm implicated in diabetes
An international team of researchers has identified a genetic variant associated with increased fasting glucose levels and a high risk for type 2 diabetes. ANI

Scientists identify key protein that may cause cancer cell death
An autonomous institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore has announced the discovery of a human protein called Bax-beta (Baxá), which can potentially cause the death of cancer cells and lead to new approaches in cancer treatment. ANI

Salt reduction may offer cardioprotective effects
Reducing salt intake not only helps reduce blood pressure, but also cuts risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. ANI

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