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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 18, 2009

Discovery of cells water gate may pave way for better cancer drugs
In a breakthrough study that may lead to new cancer drugs, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have found the gate that regulates the flow of water into and out of yeast cells. ANI

Living near fast food joints raises obesity risk
A new study has confirmed what many people already knew: living near fast food restaurants can raise your chances of becoming obese. ANI

Scientists uncover clues to cancer development in AIDS patients
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered clues to the development of cancers in AIDS patients through a series of articles. ANI

Flower power may help treat prostate cancer
A substance from the root of a flower may help treat prostate cancer, according to Germanys cancer-science council. ANI

Vaccinating kids could help control swine flu
A new research has suggested that targeting children for vaccination could help control the spread of pandemics such as the current swine flu. ANI

Common gastric bypass surgery doubles kidney stone risk
Popular weight loss surgery can almost double the risk of developing kidney stones, say researchers. ANI

Teens still having unprotective sex
Despite considerable efforts to reduce teen pregnancy, youngsters are still having sex without any contraceptive use, a new study has found. ANI

Your personality may affect your ability to withstand inflammatory diseases
A new study suggests that the personality of a person affects his/her ability to withstand stress-related inflammatory diseases. ANI

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