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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 28, 2009

Breastfeeding makes for well-adjusted kids
Traditional parenting methods such as breastfeeding, discipline are likely to bring up well adjusted kids, say researchers. ANI

Dementia rates may be reduced by increasing school leaving age
Cambridge University researchers say that the time spent in education may reduce peoples risk of dementia later in life. ANI

Extreme beer craze leaves UK alcohol campaigners worried
British alcohol campaigners are worried about the effects of the so-called extreme beer movement on public health. ANI

Shampoos, conditioners, soaps can cause eczema
Many shampoos, skin conditioners and soaps contain an ingredient that can cause eczema, warn Swedish scientists. ANI

28yr-old man gets new nose, mouth and chin via worlds fifth face transplant
French surgeons have carried out the worlds fifth face transplant, and given a 28-year-old man a new nose, mouth and chin after his original features were blown off in a shooting accident. ANI

Light pulses may prevent future drugs from reaching wrong tissue inside body
Biochemists believe that future medicines may feature an in-built system to prevent them from reaching the wrong tissue inside the body, says a report. ANI

Fireflies, jellyfish genes shedding light on causes of infertility, autoimmune diseases
Studies on fireflies and jellyfishs genes are providing significant insights into the possible causes of infertility and autoimmune diseases in humans, says a report. ANI

Diets targeting oxidized cysteine may reduce inflammation and lower disease risk
Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine say that they have found a direct association between oxidative stress and inflammatory signals in the blood. ANI

TB enzymes discovery brings new drug therapies closer to reality
University of Maryland scientists have reached a step closer to developing new drug therapies to combat active and asymptomatic (latent) tuberculosis infections by characterizing the unique structure and mechanism of an enzyme in M. tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes the disease. ANI

Now, artificial baby butter to accelerate healing
Researchers at Leiden University in the Netherlands have come up with an artificial version of the buttery coating that protects and nurtures a foetus developing skin. ANI

Fireflies, jellyfish genes shedding light on causes of infertility, autoimmune diseases
Studies on fireflies and jellyfishs genes are providing significant insights into the possible causes of infertility and autoimmune diseases in humans, says a report. ANI

Diets targeting oxidized cysteine may reduce inflammation and lower disease risk
Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine say that they have found a direct association between oxidative stress and inflammatory signals in the blood. ANI

TB enzymes discovery brings new drug therapies closer to reality
University of Maryland scientists have reached a step closer to developing new drug therapies to combat active and asymptomatic (latent) tuberculosis infections by characterizing the unique structure and mechanism of an enzyme in M. tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes the disease. ANI

Now, artificial baby butter to accelerate healing
Researchers at Leiden University in the Netherlands have come up with an artificial version of the buttery coating that protects and nurtures a foetus developing skin. ANI

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