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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 27, 2009

Post-workout fat burn myth busted
Researchers have dispelled long-held myth that burning of fat occurs not just during exercise but also long after the workout is over. ANI

Experimental drug gives new hope for rheumatoid arthritis patients
A drug in development for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been found to be well tolerated and effective in a clinical trial, say researchers. ANI

Insulin analogue glargine linked to increased cancer risk among diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients risk of cancer increases if they use the long-acting insulin analogue glargine instead of human insulin, according to a study. ANI

1 in 25 deaths worldwide attributable to alcohol consumption
A new study has shown that one in 25 deaths worldwide are linked to alcohol consumption. ANI

Eating animal fat may raise pancreatic cancer risk
A high-fat diet full of red meat and dairy products can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, says a new study. ANI

Australia reports fifth swine flu death
A 26-year-old Perth woman has become the fifth Australian to die after being diagnosed with swine flu. ANI

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