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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 31, 2009

Targeting mosquito larvae can help control malaria
Killing mosquitoes in their water-borne larval stage of development can effectively control malaria in urban areas, according to a study. ANI

Space experiment sheds new light on bone loss
A space experiment conducted by Italian scientists has for the first time shown that a lack of resistance, that is gravity, activates bone-destroying cells. ANI

Space experiment sheds new light on bone loss
A space experiment conducted by Italian scientists has for the first time shown that a lack of resistance, that is gravity, activates bone-destroying cells. ANI

Light-activated molecular lock may help starve cancer, improve drug delivery
University of Florida researchers have announced the creation of a lock-live molecule based on exposure to light, which may prove helpful in starving cancer tumours or preventing side effects from a wide range of drugs. ANI

Plants may soon be providing an anti-HIV protein
Scientists based in America and Britain have found that just one greenhouse can produce a million doses of virus-blocking chemical, giving new hope that one day an anti-HIV protein may be derived from plants. ANI

Handwashing may be best way to fight MRSA
Regular handwashing by hospital staff and visitors could be more effective at controlling the spread of the hospital superbug MRSA than isolating infected patients, according to a new study. ANI

Multiple sclerosis linked to lower cancer risk
People with multiple sclerosis may be at a lower risk for cancer overall, but at a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer, such as brain tumours and bladder cancer, says a new study. ANI

Plants may soon be providing an anti-HIV protein
Scientists based in America and Britain have found that just one greenhouse can produce a million doses of virus-blocking chemical, giving new hope that one day an anti-HIV protein may be derived from plants. ANI

Handwashing may be best way to fight MRSA
Regular handwashing by hospital staff and visitors could be more effective at controlling the spread of the hospital superbug MRSA than isolating infected patients, according to a new study. ANI

Schizophrenia linked to diabetes
Medical College of Georgia researchers have found a link between schizophrenia and type 2 diabetes. ANI

Eye cells deemed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells
Researchers at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital have found that eye cells believed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells, and thus therapies to restore vision in people with retinal degeneration should involve other types of stem cells. ANI

Being thin is what ages us most
For women who think being slim makes you look younger, a new study has found that people over 40 look younger if they have fatter face. ANI

Schizophrenia linked to diabetes
Medical College of Georgia researchers have found a link between schizophrenia and type 2 diabetes. ANI

Eye cells deemed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells
Researchers at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital have found that eye cells believed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells, and thus therapies to restore vision in people with retinal degeneration should involve other types of stem cells. ANI

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