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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 18, 2009

Eating porridge in breakfast can make you feel fuller for longer
Scientists from Kings College London have discovered that eating a bowl of porridge in the morning can keep a person feeling fuller for longer. ANI

Collagen injections may benefit incontinence patients when surgery fails
Collagen injections can be beneficial for patients who still suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) even after urethral or periurethral surgery, according to a study. ANI

Glue produced by shellfish and inkjet printers may make for faster healing from surgeries
North Carolina State University researchers have used the natural glue that marine mussels use to stick to rocks, and a variation on the inkjet printer, to devise a new way to make medical adhesives that can hold key to faster healing from surgeries. ANI

5 minutes of sustained physical activity prevents obesity in kids
Just five minutes of sustained physical activity can help prevent childhood obesity, according to a study. ANI

Early detection of second breast cancers can halve death risk
A group of international researchers have shown that breast cancer sufferers who go into remission but then have their cancer return are at up to half the risk of dying from the disease if its return is spotted early. ANI

Study disproves common theory about flu-like pneumonia
A team of scientists from multiple research institutions has taken an in-depth look at the connection between flu infection and pneumonia. ANI

Sperm-binding proteins cloning brings new infertility treatments closer to reality
Scientists at the University of Montreal and Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Center may have reached a step closer to realising novel treatments for infertility, for thy have for the first time cloned important sperm-binding proteins. ANI

Even mild obesity can reduce life expectancy
While it is said that being severely overweight reduces life expectancy, a new study has found that even mild obesity can take years off ones life. ANI

No clear link between lack of vitamin D and depression
A new study by researchers at the University of Warwick has shown that there is no clear link between lack of vitamin D and depression. ANI

Curing Alzheimers disease would need combination therapy
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine say that a potential cure for Alzheimers disease may require a combination therapy, which will target the malformations of the proteins that characterise this condition. ANI

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