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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 5, 2009

Is sex addiction really an addiction?
Upon hearing the words sex addiction, people often connect it with a person, usually a man, who has an incessant need to make sexual conquests, but a true definition for the term is yet to be ascertained. ANI

School bans hazardous swim goggles!
A school has banned children from wearing goggles during swimming lessons - claiming they are hazardous. ANI

Cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way
Cigarette smoking induced COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, does not progress in the same way in all smokers, a new study has found.OPD, a disease that results in severe breathing difficulty, is the fourth leading killer worldwide, according to World Health Organization (WHO). ANI

New nanoparticle may revolutionise cardiovascular disease treatment
Scientists in America have developed a nanoparticle that may prove very helpful in treating cardiovascular disease. ANI

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