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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 March 11, 2009

Teen girls who think they are too fat likely to display suicidal behaviours
Teenage girls who see themselves as too fat could display more suicidal behaviours than those whore actually obese, says a new study. ANI

Suspending asthma treatment can prove harmful for expectant mums
Women who suffer from asthma during pregnancy are at a greater risk of giving birth prematurely if they suspend their asthma treatments, according to a new study. ANI

Migraines up stroke risk during pregnancy
Women who suffer migraines during pregnancy are at an increased risk of stroke as well as other vascular conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and blood clots, says a new study. ANI

Stress puts teens at increased cardiovascular disease risk in adulthood
Exposure to stress in adolescence might put teens at an increased cardiovascular disease risk in adulthood, suggests a new study. ANI

Blink often to keep computer-related eye woes at bay
Blinking frequently while sitting in front of the computer helps reduce the risk of dry eyes from prolonged use, say researchers. ANI

Soon, one-leg balance test to predict cognitive decline in Alzheimers
A simple one-leg balance (OLB) test may soon help predict cognitive decline in Alzheimers disease, say researchers. ANI

Folic acid supplements raise prostate cancer risk
Men who take daily folic acid supplements are at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, warns a new study. ANI

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