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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 24, 2009

Swine flu claims third victim in Australia
A 50-year-old woman with life-threatening cancer has become the third person to die from Swine Flu in Australia since the outbreak of the H1N1 virus. ANI

Novel breast biopsy technique may significantly reduce procedure times
A new breast biopsy technique may help reduce procedure times, patient discomfort and morbidity, say researchers. ANI

How to text message without any pain in neck, arms and hands
Suffering sore thumbs, pain in the neck, arms and hands owing to that constant text messaging to your girlfriend? Well, then you are certainly typing those messages differently than others. ANI

Carbon monoxide can protect against arterial clotting
Carbon monoxide might be known for its harmful effects, but a new study has shown that it can protect against arterial clotting. ANI

New plasma torch may improve root canal treatment, reduce infection rates
Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have come up with the worlds smallest plasma torch that may one day make root canal treatment faster and less painful, besides reducing the chance of infection after the procedure. ANI

Obesity ops cut cancer risk in women
Weight-loss surgery may help obese women, not men, lower their risk of developing cancer, claim Swedish researchers. ANI

Migraine with aura in midlife may lead to brain lesions
Women who experience migraines with aura (sensory disturbances, such as with vision, balance or speech) during midlife are at increased risk of developing brain lesions in later life, says a new study. ANI

Only some parts of Mediterranean diet boost longevity
The traditional Mediterranean diet is well known for making people live longer, but a new study by British researchers claims some of its food groups are more important than others in promoting good health. ANI

Underweight and extremely obese people die earlier that those of normal weight
An international study conducted by Canadian and American researchers suggests that underweight and extremely obese people die earlier than those having normal weight. ANI

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