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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 23, 2009

Scientists studying shorter, safer treatment for latent tuberculosis
Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have come up with a potential new treatment for the latent form of tuberculosis (TB). ANI

Antigen-laden disks rally immune system against tumours in mice
Harvard University researchers have shown that small plastic disks, when impregnated with tumour-specific antigens and implanted under the skin, can coax the mammalian immune system to attack tumours. ANI

Millions of middle-class Brits face health risk due to evening tipple
Britons who are used to enjoying evenings at home with a bottle of wine should now thing twice before taking that extra sip of alcohol, for a Government survey has claimed that such regular drinking is putting the lives of over 7 million middle-class drinkers at risk. ANI

Eating less may not extend life of lean people
Caloric restriction may not be a universally beneficial anti-aging strategy, as commonly believed, according to a new study in mice. ANI

Novel treatment effective for asthmatic preschoolers
Preventive treatment with high doses of inhaled corticosteroids is effective in reducing the severity and duration of asthma attacks triggered by colds in preschoolers, according to a new study. ANI

Group support doubles your chances of kicking the butt
Smokers are twice as likely to kick the habit if they use a support group rather than trying to give up alone, according to a new study from the University of Bath. ANI

Apple juice can delay onset of Alzheimers disease
Drinking apple juice could help delay the onset of Alzheimers disease, says a new study. ANI

Differing taste pathways for nicotine uncovered in mice
Duke University Medical System researchers have reached a step closer to developing potential new smoking-cessation products by discovering that there are differing taste pathways for nicotine. ANI

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