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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 26, 2009

Scientists pave way for identification of risk factors in unaffected breasts of cancer patients
Scientists at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have identified certain patient and tumour characteristics, which might help detect which of the breast cancer patients would be the most likely to benefit from preventive surgery to remove the unaffected breast. ANI

Chinas sixth human bird flu case surfaces in 2009
A sixth case of a human being suffering from bird flu has surfaced in southwest Chinas Guizhou Province. ANI

New study aims to cut childhood leukaemia risk
A new study is being conducted at the University of Leicester to find out if consuming caffeine during pregnancy affects the unborn babys risk of developing leukaemia in childhood. ANI

You may catch obesity bug from other peoples sneezes
You may find it a bit surprising, but an Indian-origin researcher in the U.S. has revealed other peoples coughs, sneezes and dirty hands can infect you with an obesity bug. ANI

Men 100pct more likely than women to become alcoholics
A new study by a team of American researchers has revealed that men are twice as likely as women to become alcoholics. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, claims that men have a 20 per cent risk developing a drink problem in their lifetimes, and 10 per cent chance of becoming hooked. ANI

Protective facemasks can defend against flu pandemic
Respiratory infections like flu can be guarded against if people use protective facemasks, according to a study led by British and Aussie scientists. ANI

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