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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 25, 2009

Herbal medicines can help treat gastrointestinal disease
A new study has suggested that herbal medicines could benefit patients suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders that cannot be treated using conventional drug therapy. ANI

Unpleasant family secrets raise disease risk, hinder healing
Family secrets such as alcoholism, abuse and unwanted pregnancies are an obstacle to healing when disease strikes, according to a new study. ANI

Herbal medicines can help treat gastrointestinal disease
A new study has suggested that herbal medicines could benefit patients suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders that cannot be treated using conventional drug therapy. ANI

Unpleasant family secrets raise disease risk, hinder healing
Family secrets such as alcoholism, abuse and unwanted pregnancies are an obstacle to healing when disease strikes, according to a new study. ANI

Black women three times more likely to develop aggressive breast cancer
Black women are three times more likely than whites to develop aggressive breast cancer, according to a new study. ANI

Health worries make older adults engage less in physical activity
Older adults who worry about their health are less likely to engage in physical activity, and report having difficulty in walking, says a new study. ANI

Neighbourhood cohesiveness influences smoking habits
The neighbourhood where we live might play an important role when it comes to smoking, says a study by Indian origin researcher. ANI

TB-HIV co-infection crisis twice as big as previously thought: WHO
In recognition of World TB Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new figures to show that co-infection of TB among HIV patients is nearly twice as big as previously thought. ANI

TB-HIV co-infection crisis twice as big as previously thought: WHO
In recognition of World TB Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new figures to show that co-infection of TB among HIV patients is nearly twice as big as previously thought. ANI

Tibetan Government in-exile launches mass programme to counter tuberculosis
The Health Department of the Tibetan Government in-exile here has launched a mass-based Tuberculosis Control Programme on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day on Tuesday. ANI

Diabetic South Asians more likely to lose their eyesight earlier than White Europeans
South Asians with type 2 diabetes are more likely to lose their eyesight at an earlier age compared to White Europeans with the same condition, according to a new study. ANI

Childhood soy diet could cut breast cancer risk
Women who consumed high amounts of soy during childhood may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer, says a new study on Asian-American females. ANI

Exercise cuts risk of breast cancer death
Women who are physically fit are less likely to die from breast cancer, says a new study. ANI

Oily fish may cut prostrate cancer risk
Eating oily fish just once a week can help fight prostate cancer, new research suggests. ANI

Diabetic South Asians more likely to lose their eyesight earlier than White Europeans
South Asians with type 2 diabetes are more likely to lose their eyesight at an earlier age compared to White Europeans with the same condition, according to a new study. ANI

Childhood soy diet could cut breast cancer risk
Women who consumed high amounts of soy during childhood may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer, says a new study on Asian-American females. ANI

Exercise cuts risk of breast cancer death
Women who are physically fit are less likely to die from breast cancer, says a new study. ANI

Oily fish may cut prostrate cancer risk
Eating oily fish just once a week can help fight prostate cancer, new research suggests. ANI

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