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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 27, 2009

People desire genetic testing for diseases, but not designer babies
People are increasingly inclining towards additional genetic testing for life altering and threatening medical conditions like mental retardation, blindness, deafness, cancer, heart disease, dwarfism and shortened lifespan from death by 5 years of age. ANI

Just two doner kebabs can give a weeks worth of saturated fat
Just two doner kebabs, the most popular post-pub snack in the UK, can give people their recommended saturated fat intake for a week, according to a new report. ANI

Sitting in planes window seat raises thrombosis risk
Think twice before choosing a window seat on the plane, for a new study has found that the view chair increases the chance of deep vein thrombosis.According to researchers, those sitting by the window face double the risk of a potentially deadly blood clot. ANI

Resistance, aerobic exercises combo boosts obese older adults health
A combination of resistance and aerobic exercises may help reduce insulin resistance and improve functional abilities in obese older adults, says a new study. ANI

Fast-food diet negates breastfeeding benefits in preventing asthma
While breastfeeding appears to reduce the chance of children developing asthma, a new study has revealed that eating fast food more than once or twice a week cancels out the beneficial effects that nursing has in protecting children from the respiratory disease. ANI

Smokeless tobacco may not help smokers kick the butt
A new study has cast doubt on the proposal to promote smokeless tobacco as a safer alternative to cigarettes. ANI

Scientists uncover compound that frees trapped cholesterol
Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a compound that can free cholesterol that has inappropriately accumulated to excessive levels inside cells. ANI

Study opposes current drug treatment for asthma management
A study from the University of Houston in the United States supports a controversial theory that opposes medicines that are presently in use for asthma management. ANI

Early childhood stress leads to long-term health problems
Early childhood stress can have lifelong impact on kids health, according to a new study. ANI

Common respiratory drugs may lead to cognitive decline in elderly
Certain drugs used to treat respiratory and gastrointestinal problems may lead to cognitive decline in older adults, says a new study. ANI

Omega-6 fatty acids boost heart health
Omega-6 fatty acids found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds are good for your heart, says a new study. ANI

Increasing potassium intake effectively reduces BP
Cutting salt isnt the only way to reduce blood pressure, for a new study has suggested that people should also boost their intake of potassium, which has the opposite effect to sodium. ANI

All work and no play does indeed makes Jack a dull boy
They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and now, a new study has proved the proverb right by showing that pupils who receive more recess behave better and are likely to learn more. ANI

Eating less boosts memory in elderly
Eating less can help older adults improve their memory and prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimers, suggests a new study. ANI

Aspirin may prevent paracetamol overdose-induced liver damage
Yale University researchers say that aspirin can protect against liver damage induced by overdoses of acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol. ANI

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