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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 26, 2009

Chemotherapy, radiation may help preserve voice box even with largest cancers
Some patients with large tumours on their larynx may preserve their speech by choosing Chemotherapy and radiation, and avoiding surgery to remove the voice box, according to a study. ANI

Study links more gene mutations to autism risk
A collaborative team of geneticists from The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and several other institutions say that they have found more autism susceptibility genes. ANI

Even tiny levels of carbon monoxide can damage fetal brain
A new study has shown that exposure to even miniscule levels of carbon monoxide during pregnancy can have an adverse impact on fetal brain, resulting in permanent impairment. ANI

How cornflakes, white bread, French fries raise heart attack risk
Exactly how cornflakes, white bread, French fries and other high-carb foods increase the risk of heart problems has now been shown by Tel Aviv University researchers. ANI

Partner issues significantly influence womens sexual activity
Its not just age, partners health and interest in sex too have significant impact on sexual activity among middle-aged and elderly women, say researchers. ANI

Total knee replacement surgery can boost mobility in elderly
Total knee replacement surgery can significantly improve physical functioning and motor skills of older patients with osteoarthritis, according to Duke researchers. ANI

Peanut butter may help cut heart disease risk
It may sound unbelievable, but a new study has found that snacking on peanuts or peanut butter five days a week can halve the risk of a heart attack. ANI

Superfood soy cuts smokers lung damage risk
Smokers who eat large amounts of soy products are less likely to develop the smoking-associated lung disease COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), says a new study. ANI

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