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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 30, 2009

Infant weight gain can predict later obesity
Rapid changes in weight during infancy increase childrens risk of later obesity, says a new study. ANI

Multiple births increase the odds of maternal depression
Mothers of multiples are at an increased risk of having moderate to severe depressive symptoms nine months after giving birth compared to mums of single-born children, says a new study. ANI

Frequent family arguments put kids at increased mental risk
Frequent family arguments can drastically increase a childs risk of developing mental problems later in life, say researchers. ANI

Liquorice may help beat bowel cancer
Liquorice, a confectionery flavoured with the extract of the roots of the liquorice plant, may help prevent bowel cancer, a new study has found. ANI

Scientists unearth the yin and yang of asthma
A study has shed some light on how an enzyme prompts an allergic reaction, and how a vitamin dampens the inflammatory effect, in people with asthma. ANI

Gene that suppresses skin cancer growth identified
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. have announced the discovery of a gene that suppresses tumour growth in melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. ANI

Discovery of slow-growing TB bacteria may pave way for new drugs
Scientists have found a large number of slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs of TB patients, which can pave the way for new medicines for treating the disease. ANI

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