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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 19, 2009

Early prostate screening can reduce deaths by 20pct
A new study suggests that early prostate cancer screening can cut mortality risk by nearly 20 per cent. ANI

New mums struggle for years to shed baby weight unlike celeb counterparts
Celebrity mums might boast of getting into the super-slim frame within weeks of giving birth, but an ordinary new mum seems not too interested in emulating them. ANI

Black girls more likely than whites to be bulimic
A new study has revealed that black girls are 50 percent more likely than white girls to suffer from the eating disorder bulimia. ANI

Biological pathway behind childrens brain tumour identified
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have found that a biological pathway plays a role in the development of a type of brain tumour that predominantly occurs in children, and presently has a very poor prognosis. ANI

Drinking heavily every day increases liver disease risk
People who drink alcohol every day are at a greater risk of developing liver disease than binge drinkers, according to a study. ANI

Lab-on-a-Chip may help study how cancer cells detach from neighbouring tissue to spread disease
Johns Hopkins engineers say that they have developed a new lab-on-a-chip that can lead to better cancer therapies. ANI

Too much red meat can make you blind
Eating too much red meat can increase the risk of going blind, according to a new study. ANI

Tobacco plants may harbour diabetes cure
While tobacco has always been attributed to devastating effects on health, an international team of researchers has found a rather healthy side of tobacco plants. ANI

Few friends, loneliness leads to poor mental, physical health for the elderly
Having friends is not only important for the elderlys social well being, but also for their mental and physical health, according to a study. ANI

Computer learning-electrical stimulation combo may give paralysed people better muscle control
A University of Florida researcher that paralysed people can be enabled to control their limbs in more precise and life-like manner by combining computer learning technology with electrical stimulation, a simple technique that has been in use for decades to prompt muscles to contract. ANI

Why autistic people fail to recognise faces
An Indian-origin researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has shed some light on why autistic people fail to recognise faces as effectively as their normal counterparts, by studying why they often fail to recognise faces in photographic negatives. ANI

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