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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 22, 2009

Scientists studying slices of living human brain tissue to identify new stroke therapies
Scientists are using slices of living human brain tissue to study which medicines can prevent brain cells from dying after a stroke. ANI

Drinking three cups of tea a day can cut breast cancer risk by a third
Consuming three cups of tea a day can reduce the risk of breast cancer by more than a third, a new research led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed. ANI

School performance, body weight influence kids self-esteem
A new study has found that school performance and body weight have a significant impact on kids self esteem. ANI

Boosted immune systems gobble up brain tumours in mice
American researchers have successfully coaxed the immune systems of mice to gobble up glioblastomas, the deadliest brain tumours. ANI

Chronic inflammation linked to colon cancer
Researchers from University of Washington have shown that chronic inflammation may contribute to colon cancer. ANI

Measles virus may offer prostate cancer treatment
A new study has found that certain measles vaccine strain derivatives may offer effective treatment for prostate cancer patients. ANI

Poor kids likely to be shorter
Children from poor family backgrounds are more likely to be shorter in height than their well-fed peers, according to a new study from University of Montreal. ANI

Migraine sufferers at increased anxiety risk
A new study has found that people who suffer from migraine might be at an increased risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. ANI

Excessive weight loss should be seen as a wasting disease, says expert
A Saint Louis University physician is concerned that doctors are not taking proper steps to pick up on problems with excessive weight loss, scientifically known as cachexia, pronounced kuh-kex-ee-uh. ANI

Cleaner air adds five months to life
The cleaner the air you breathe, the longer you will live, says a new study, which found that reduced air pollution in American cities over recent decades has added an average of five months of life to their inhabitants. ANI

Loss of sexual desire hits postmenopausal womens quality of life hard
Postmenopausal women with low levels of sexual desire are likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems, says a new study. ANI

Chemicals in liquid medicines may harm infants, says Indian-origin researcher
Liquid medicines may harm tiny tots due to the presence of some non-drug ingredients in them, says an Indian-origin researcher. ANI

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