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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 June 11, 2009

Exposure to cocaine and heroin can harm placenta
A new study has found that cocaine and heroin increase permeability of the placenta. ANI

Computer games can leave you sleepless, sick
Playing computer games for more than seven hours a week can leave you sleepless, and vulnerable to health problems, say scientists. ANI

Exposure to cocaine and heroin can harm placenta
A new study has found that cocaine and heroin increase permeability of the placenta. ANI

Heres how couples can help each other stay healthy
Both men and women tend to gain weight right after marriage. So, health experts have offered some tips that will help couples stay healthier together. ANI

Green tea may cut stroke risk
Two cups of green tea a day may reduce a persons risk of having the most common form of stroke, say researchers. ANI

Eating cereal for breakfast cuts your chances of bingeing on junk food
Tucking into cereal each morning means youre less likely to eat fatty food in the day, say researchers. ANI

Is superiority of human brains to chimps responsible for higher cancer rates?
Scientists at the Ovarian Cancer Institute are studying whether the cognitive superiority of humans brains over chimps is responsible for the higher rates of cancer among humans. ANI

Moderately reduced carbohydrate diet increases sense of fullness
Moderately reducing carbohydrates intake, without calorie restriction and weight loss, can help increase a sense of fullness, a preliminary study found. ANI

ADHD children perceive even short periods of inactivity as inordinately long and boring
While people often find kids suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rowdy and indisciplined, a new study suggests that such children are actually trying to cope with a faulty perception of time. ANI

Snoring pregnant women at increased gestational diabetes risk
Pregnant women who snore are more likely to develop gestational diabetes - a condition than can cause health problems for the mother and baby. ANI

New mouse model gives important insights into emergence, progress of multiple sclerosis
Scientists have gained some important new insights into the emergence and progress of multiple sclerosis (MS), a very complex disease of the nervous system, using a new animal model. ANI

Scientists create cool plasma packs to fight tenacious biofilm infections
A team of researchers from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and Viterbi School of Engineering have come up with cool plasma packs that may provide new ways to safely fight tenacious biofilm infections in patients, and thereby revolutionize many facets of medicine. ANI

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