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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 22, 2009

Centres multi-pronged strategy kept swine flu cases negligible: Azad
The Government on Monday, dispelling concerns about the surge in swine flu cases in the country, said that it has adopted a multi-pronged strategy to curb the spread of swine flu virus and there was no reason to panic. ANI

Three fresh cases found positive for Swine Flu take toll to 59
With three more persons including a Chennai couple who travelled to India from the US testing positive for Swine Flu on Monday, the toll of cases in the country to 59 in the country. ANI

Over a third Brit teens use caffeine to help them study
More than a third of British teenagers use caffeine tablets and energy drinks while studying for exams, finds a new survey. ANI

Cancer second most frequent cause of death among schizophrenics
A new study suggests that cancer is the second most frequent cause of death among people with schizophrenia. ANI

Recession hit smokers are too stressed to kick the butt
A new survey has revealed that smokers are so stressed owing to the economic downturn that they are putting off quitting the habit. ANI

Fly sensory organ precursor cells may shed new light on human immunological disorder
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine say that they have made a new finding regarding the Notch signalling pathway in sensory organ precursor cells in the fruit fly that may help unravel the mystery behind an immunological disorder called WisKott-Aldrich syndrome. ANI

New treatment method may possibly eradicate HIV infection
A collaborative team of researchers from VGTI Florida and the University of Montreal say that they have made certain findings that may provide a method to eradicate HIV infection in the human body. ANI

Pet bites can cause potentially fatal MRSA infection
Pet owners are at an increased risk of getting infected with the potentially fatal MRSA infection through dogs and cats, say researchers. ANI

Grey hair may give protection against cancer
Experiments on mice suggest that having grey hair may tender protection against cancer, say researchers. ANI

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