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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 22, 2009

Chronic marijuana abuse linked to severe vomiting sickness
A new study from Creighton University of Omaha has revealed that chronic marijuana abuse is linked to a severe vomiting sickness. ANI

Intensive environmental cleaning reduces spread of hospital superbugs
A rigorous environmental cleaning intervention can help reduce the spread of hospital superbugs in ICUs, according to a new study led by Indian origin scientist. ANI

Preemies lack death net needed to fight severe infection
Newborn infants, born either at term or prematurely, lack a DNA net, called a neutrophil extracellular trap (NET), cast by mature white blood cells to fight severe infection, reveals a new study. ANI

Malnourished cancer patients experience more psychological distress
A new study has revealed that cancer patients who are malnourished experience significantly greater levels of psychological distress than those who are more adequately nourished. ANI

Monoclonal antibodies can be used as potent immune weapons against cancer
A researcher at Georgetown University Medical Centers Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center says that monoclonal antibodies can be used as potent immune weapons against cancer. ANI

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