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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 13, 2009

Scientists integrated eastern and western medicine to treat traumatized Tibetan refugee monks
Health experts in the U.S. have successful integrated eastern and western medicine to treat traumatized Tibetan refugee monks who fled violent religious persecution. ANI

Lack of vitamin D may make teens fat
Lack of vitamin D is not only bad for the bones, it may also lead to fatter adolescents, according to a new study.he study of more than 650 teens age 14-19 has found that those who reported higher vitamin D intakes had lower overall body fat and lower amounts of the fat in the abdomen, a type of fat known as visceral fat, which has been associated with health risks such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension. ANI

Kicking the butt before surgery cuts complications risk
Giving up smoking before surgery can almost half the risk of post-op complications, says a new study. ANI

Bone marrow stem cell injections may help cure spinal cord injury
Injecting a patients own bone marrow-derived stem cells into the spinal column using multiple routes can be an effective treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI), say researchers. ANI

Aspirin improves survival in postmenopausal women with heart disease
Aspirin may reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women who have heart disease or who have had a stroke, according to a new study. ANI

Kids living in greener neighbourhoods are more active
A new study has found that kids living in greener neighbourhoods are more active. ANI

Calcium-rich diet helps shed weight
Forget forcing yourself into gruelling exercise regime to shed those extra pounds, for a diet rich in calcium is more than enough to spur weight loss, say researchers. ANI

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