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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 24, 2009

Osteoporosis may raise vertigo risk
Osteoporosis patients are more likely to also have vertigo, says a new study. ANI

Pupils wagging breakfast miss out on healthy brain fuel
A new study has revealed that school kids who skip their breakfast miss out on essential healthy brain fuel. ANI

Smokers at increased pancreatitis risk
People who smoke are at an increased risk of suffering from acute and chronic pancreatitis, according to a new report. ANI

Vitamin D linked to reduced fracture risk in elderly
Older adults can prevent fractures by taking oral vitamin D supplements at a dose of at least 400 international units per day, says a new study. ANI

Physically abused women spend 40pc more on health care than non-abused
Women who are victims of physical abuse from intimate partners have increased health care costs, even after the abuse has ended, a new study has found. ANI

Smokers at increased pancreatitis risk
People who smoke are at an increased risk of suffering from acute and chronic pancreatitis, according to a new report. ANI

Vitamin D linked to reduced fracture risk in elderly
Older adults can prevent fractures by taking oral vitamin D supplements at a dose of at least 400 international units per day, says a new study. ANI

Physically abused women spend 40pc more on health care than non-abused
Women who are victims of physical abuse from intimate partners have increased health care costs, even after the abuse has ended, a new study has found. ANI

Tai Chi helps improve balance in stroke survivors
Chinese martial art of Tai Chi can help stroke survivors increase balance, reducing fall risk, says a new study. ANI

Red meat ups death risk, while white lowers it
People who eat red meat and processed meat have a higher risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new study. ANI

Physically abused women spend 40pc more on health care than non-abused
Women who are victims of physical abuse from intimate partners have increased health care costs, even after the abuse has ended, a new study has found. ANI

Tai Chi helps improve balance in stroke survivors
Chinese martial art of Tai Chi can help stroke survivors increase balance, reducing fall risk, says a new study. ANI

Red meat ups death risk, while white lowers it
People who eat red meat and processed meat have a higher risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new study. ANI

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