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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 15, 2009

Childhood diet can determine breast cancer risk in later life
Breast cancer is associated with the diet that women had when they were young, says a new study. ANI

Johnsons Baby Shampoo contains cancer-causing chemicals
Popular bath products for kids contain cancer-causing chemicals, says a new study. ANI

Imbalance of iron linked to prion disease-related neuronal demise
An Indian-origin researcher at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has found that imbalance of iron homeostasis is a common feature of prion disease-affected human, mouse, and hamster brains. ANI

Health programs for employees can reduce companies medical claim costs
Companies can improve their bottom lines if they invest in health programs for employees, with an eye on reducing medical claim costs, according to a study. ANI

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