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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 15, 2009

Brit IVF clinics under scanner following rise in treatment-related errors
The standards of British IVF clinics have come under the scanner as there is an upsurge in the number of errors at these treatment centres. ANI

Swine flu under control: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said that the H1N1 swine flu virus was under control as, out of 23 cases, nearly half of them have been cured. ANI

Less than a third of Britons are aware of cancer risk from red meat
A survey has revealed that less than a third of British people are aware of the cancer risk posed by red meat. ANI

Men at greater risk of dying from cancer than women
Men are 60pct more likely to develop cancer than women, and 70pct more likely to die from the disease, warn health experts. ANI

How a gene mutation causes devastation of Huntingtons disease
A new study conducted by scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine has shed new light on how the mutated huntingtin gene acts on the nervous system to create the devastation of Huntingtons disease, an adult onset neurodegenerative disease marked by progressive mental and physical deterioration. ANI

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