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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 13, 2009

Joint monitoring commitee meets to review swine flu situation
The joint monitoring committee constituted by of the health ministry was held here on Saturday to chart the potential course of swine flu in view of the 15 cases of H1N1 in the country on Saturday. ANI

Testosterone replacement improves mens liver function
A new study suggests that testosterone replacement for men with low levels of the hormone greatly improves their fatty liver disease as well as their risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. ANI

Pesticide exposure doubles ones blood disorder risk
An American study has shown that exposure to certain pesticides doubles a persons risk of developing an abnormal blood condition called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)-a condition that can lead to a painful cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow, called myeloma. ANI

Breastfeeding leads to better academic achievement
A new study has found a link between breastfeeding and better academic performance. ANI

Texas wines can fight cancer
Extracts from two Texas red wines can help fight cancer, say researchers. ANI

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