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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 31, 2009

How to predict which cesarean births may cause uterine rupture
Researchers have revealed that by measuring the lower uterine segment (LUS) thickness, doctors can predict uterine scar defects in women who had previous caesarean deliveries, and anticipate which patients are at risk for subsequent uterine rupture if they have a trial of labour. ANI

Pollution linked to soaring birth defects among Chinese infants
Every 30 seconds, a Chinese infant is brought into the world with physical defects owing to the countrys environmental pollution, reveals an official of the National Population and Family Planning Commission (NPFPC). ANI

Drug combos may revolutionise neurodegenerative diseases treatment
Medical College of Georgia researchers say that it may be possible to improve the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases by combining multiple drugs in a single tablet. ANI

Stress may hasten melanoma tumor growth
A new study has revealed that stress might intensify the progression of melanoma tumors in patients with the particularly aggressive form of skin cancer. ANI

A cold as dangerous as a drink when it comes to driving
Having a bad cold or the flu can be as bad for driving as a couple of whiskies, a new reports has revealed. ANI

Nuts, vegetable oils may keep your heart healthy
The American Heart Association says that it may be beneficial to include omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)-found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds-in diet plans charted for keeping the heart healthy. ANI

Why garlic is health-wise beneficial
A group of scientists have found out why garlic is health-wise beneficial. ANI

Salty soups up cancer risk
People who regularly eat soup could be raising their risk of stomach cancer, warns a new study. ANI

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