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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 8, 2009

Swine flu reaches New Delhi, 2 infected
A case of human-to-human transmission of the deadly H1N1 influenza virus has been confirmed in the capital, in which a woman got infected from her infected son. ANI

More laboratories to check for swine flu
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here on Monday that the government has decided to activate 16 more laboratories across the country to test for the swine flu virus in addition to the two in New Delhi and Pune. ANI

First convocation of HIV care medics held in New Delhi
A team of health workers, specialized in HIV care training were given certificates at a convocation function held at the American Center in New Delhi on Monday. ANI

Men ignore ill health symptoms
Millions of British men put their health at risk by ignoring symptoms of ill health, warn experts. ANI

Brit plastic surgeons warn women about risks from breast enlargements
Brit plastic surgeons have warned women that the cosmetic fillers used for breast enlargements could prove to be risky for them. ANI

Long, short sleep durations linked increased diabetes risk
Both long and short sleepers are at higher risk for diabetes, according to a new study. ANI

Watching television before bedtime may contribute to chronic sleep debt
Watching television before bedtime may contribute to chronic sleep debt, according to a new study. ANI

Worlds first natural Pill promises to reduce original ones side effects
The first natural Pill made by drugs giant Bayer Schering Pharma has been welcomed by health experts for its promises to reduce side effects linked to the original ones. ANI

Anxiety, depression and insomnia are genetically linked
Scientists have found that anxiety, depression, and insomnia are genetically linked. ANI

Insomniac men with less than 6hrs of nightly sleep at increased mortality risk
Insomniac men or those who sleep for just six or less hours every night may be at an increased risk of mortality, according to a new study. ANI

Sleep disorders in children are largely under-diagnosed
Sleep disorders in children and teens are largely under-diagnosed, according to a new study. ANI

Sleep restriction triggers weight gain despite reduced appetite, food consumption
Sleep restriction causes people to gain weight even when their appetite, food cravings and food consumption decreases, according to a new study. ANI

Study sheds light on mutations in genetic pathways that extend lifespan in animals
A study conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has shown that certain genetic mutations, which extend the lifespan of the C. elegans roundworm, induce mortal somatic cells to express some of the genes that allow the immortality of reproductive germline cells. ANI

How Alzheimers spreads throughout a patients brain
A team of British scientists say that it may be possible to understand how Alzheimers spreads throughout a patients brain by looking at the transmission of abnormal proteins that form tangles in cells. ANI

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