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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 July 10, 2009

College students less likely to drink if they know peers actual habits
While peer pressure is known to play a vital role in alcohol misuse among college students, a new study has shown that when the students learn that they are mistaken about the actual normal drinking habits of their peers, they tend to drink less often. ANI

Dialysis safe for kidney patients who have suffered heart attack
Dialysis treatment doesnt have any adverse impact on kidney patients who have suffered a heart attack, say researchers. ANI

Diets bad for the teeth may be bad for the body too
Dental disease may be a warning that the high-glycemic diet that led to dental problems in the short term may, in the long term, cause harm to the body. ANI

Heavy drinking, type 1 diabetes may double death risk in stroke patients
Heavy drinking, type 1 diabetes or having a preceding infection are likely to double the risk of death in stroke patients, according to a new study. ANI

20pct Brits admit being addicted to drugs, says report
Just weeks after it was reported that the UK has become the cocaine capital of Europe, a new research reveals that a fifth of Britons have admitted to being addicted to drugs or know someone else who is. ANI

Weight-loss drug increases blood pressure: Review
Weight-loss drug increases blood pressure, posing a risk to obese patients who hope to reduce hypertension by shedding pounds, a new review of existing research has confirmed. ANI

Building sand castles can inflict you with gut bugs
Love digging into the sand and building castles on the beach? Well, then you are very likely to develop gastrointestinal diseases and diarrhoea, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Environmental Protection Agency. ANI

Scientists unveil allergy gene
British scientists have identified a key gene mutation that more than doubles a persons risk of asthma, hay fever, and eczema. ANI

Eating broccoli, cabbage may help lower BP
Having broccoli and cabbage can help reduce blood pressure, according to a new study. ANI

Lower obesity threshold in British Asians, say Indian experts
Experts have called upon to lower the threshold for being overweight and obese in British Asians. ANI

Consuming low calorie diet leads to longer, healthier life
Substantially cutting calories from the diet could slow the ageing process and increase life expectancy, according to a decades-long study of monkeys. ANI

Clinical studies establish strong link between oral infections and cardiovascular disease
Clinical studies conducted recently have established a strong link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD). ANI

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