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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 26, 2009

Summer jobs help prevent suicidal tendencies in at-risk teens
A new study from University of Iowa has found that summer jobs can significantly reduce suicidal behaviour in at-risk teens - as it creates self-esteem. ANI

Scientists develop novel way to fight MRSA
Researchers at Queens University Belfast have developed new agents to fight MRSA and other so-called hospital superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics. ANI

Morbidly obese remain sedentary for 99pc of day
Morbidly obese people are likely to remain sedentary for more than 99 percent of the day, leading to poor fitness and increased cardiovascular risk, according to a new study. ANI

Gays, lesbians being offered straight cure
A significant minority of psychotherapists are attempting to help cure gays and lesbians of their homosexuality without any evidence that such methods work, says a new research. ANI

Energy drinks harmful for people with high BP, heart disease
Energy drinks may prove harmful for people with hypertension and heart disease, says a new study. ANI

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