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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 4, 2009

Experimental drugs addition to treatment of multidrug-resistant TB shows promising results
Interim results from an ongoing phase 2 trial of the experimental drug TMC207 for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) seem to be encouraging, say researchers. ANI

Drugs that can effectively treat nicotine-induced SIDS in babies identified
McMaster University researchers say that they have identified a specific class of pharmaceutical drugs that may be effective in treating babies vulnerable to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), because their mothers smoked during pregnancy. ANI

Oestrogen exposure reduces immunity in fish
Lab tests conducted by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey have shown that exposure to oestrogen reduces production of immune-related proteins in fish. ANI

Now, a food supplement that will fill you up for half a day
If youve given up on your desire to fit into a size 6 dress, then heres something that will bring back the spark in you: a food supplement that makes people feel full for up to half a day has been developed. ANI

The newest affliction of Wired Age - Mobile phone elbow
Welcome to the world of mobile phones and health perils. First it was the risk of repetitive strain injury from texting, then came the recall impairment from ringtones followed by brain damage. And now, the latest menace of the wired age is being described as mobile phone elbow. ANI

Heaviest smokers most likely to die from lung cancer
While it is known that smoking increases risk of lung cancer, a new study has found that heaviest smokers face greatest risk of death from the disease. ANI

Sedatives raise suicide risk in older adults
Sleeping tablets and sedatives prescribed to beat depression and sleep problems could increase the risk of suicide four-fold among older patients, say researchers. ANI

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