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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 26, 2009

Smokers less likely to know they have high BP than non-smokers

London, July 26 (AMI): University College London researchers recently found in a study on more than 20,000 men and women in England that high blood pressure was picked up less often in people who smoke, despite them being at higher risk of heart disease. ANI

Buckingham Palace hit by two swine flu cases
Swine flu has now reached Buckingham Palace in London, with two cases being reported from there. ANI

Daily pill may help treat blood cancer patients
Blood cancer, which has traditionally given sufferers a survival time of just a few years, may soon be curable with the aid of a daily pill. ANI

Caffeine, Internet, SMSs ruining teens sleep patterns
Caffeine-drinking teens are likely to stay up late at night and doze off during the day, according to a new study. ANI

Heavy backpacks can lead to backaches for kids
Children returning back to school are likely to struggle with the weight of their heavy backpacks, thereby increasing their risk of suffering from an injury, warns an expert. ANI

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