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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 2, 2009

Yoga helping cancer survivors rebuild strength in the Big Apple
A nonprofit organization has been linking cancer survivors with free yoga classes to help them rebuild their strength and healthy lifestyle in New York. ANI

Degenerative spine disease patients experience relief after surgery
People suffering from degenerative spine disease are likely to experience great relief from pain after undergoing a surgery, says a new study. ANI

Overweight teen boys with normal BPs may still suffer from heart damage
Despite normal blood pressures, overweight teenage boys might be at an increased risk of suffering from heart damage, according to a new study led by Indian-origin researcher. ANI

Junk food consumption raises mental health risk in kids
Teenagers who eat lots of junk food are more likely to suffer from behavioural and emotional problems, a new study has found. ANI

Frequent household moves raise suicide risk in kids
Children who move frequently are more likely to make suicide attempts in later years, says a new Danish study. ANI

Low-fat choco milk as effective as sports drinks
Low-fat chocolate milk provides an equal or potentially superior muscle recovery after exercise than specially designed sports drinks, claims a new study. ANI

Drinking, smoking significantly increase bowel cancer risk
A new study has found that alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are key causes of bowel cancer. ANI

Chinese exercise Tai chi improves pain in arthritis patients
A Chinese exercise called Tai Chi may be beneficial for the treatment of arthritis, according to a new analysis. ANI

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