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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 24, 2009

Swine flu vaccine to be manufactured three companies
The Centre has granted licence to three pharmaceutical companies to manufacture swine flu vaccine. ANI

One million Britons take cocaine: Survey
According to the British Crime Survey for 2008-09, almost one million people use cocaine in the UK. ANI

Scientists develop potentially safer general anaesthetic
A novel general anaesthetic developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physicians may be safer for critically ill patients, says a report. ANI

Even acceptable ozone exposure can adversely affect lung function
Researchers at the University of California Davis have warned that the lungs may get adversely affected even when exposed to such levels of ozone as are deemed safe by current clean air standards. ANI

24pct of women take antidepressants, says Spanish study
In Spain, 24 percent of women take antidepressants and more than 30 percent take tranquillisers, a new study has found. ANI

Improving impaired attention after stroke may aid recovery
Researchers in New Zealand say that it may be possible to improve impaired attention after stroke, which may, in turn, help in the recovery of a patient. ANI

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