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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 16, 2009

Kids chronic headaches likely to improve over time
Most children who suffer from chronic headaches are likely to outgrow the disabling condition over time, says a new study. ANI

Growth factor that keeps brain development on track identified
Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that a growth factor called Fgf10 helps keep the brains development on track. ANI

Popular dietary supplement shows promise to prevent, treat cataracts
A new piece of research suggests that the popular dietary supplement carnosine may prove helpful in preventing and treating cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye that is a leading cause of vision loss worldwide. ANI

Oz parents still oblivious to kids burgeoning weight
An Australian study has shown that many parents fail to recognize their childrens burgeoning weight, despite constant warnings about childhood obesity. ANI

Fat people more likely to die of swine flu
Heres some bad news for fat folks: Overweight people are more likely to die of swine flu, says a new US study. ANI

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