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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 7, 2009

Rural health schemes benefit tribals in Tripura
The implementation of various schemes in Tripura under the National Rural Health Scheme has given a reason to smile to the locals. arious health schemes under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) are being implemented with an aim to bring down the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR). ANI

Parental depression affects children adversely
A new study from University of Gothenburg, Sweden has found that parental depression has an adverse impact on children. ANI

Diabetics are given drugs too soon, instead of promoting lifestyle change
A study on 650 English people suggest that patients with type 2 diabetes are given medication too soon, instead of being recommended to eat better and do more exercise. ANI

Why Holy powder turmeric is a panacea for all ills
Indian holy powder turmerics health-related properties are due to its ability to make cell membranes more orderly, which improves cells resistance to infection and malignancy, according to a study. ANI

Forcing kids to clean their plates can turn them into overeaters
Forcing your kid to eat cold, mushy veggies may do more harm than good, according to a new study. ANI

High-veggie diet cuts prostate cancer risk
A diet high in vegetable intake can reduce the risk of prostate cancer (CaP), says a new study. ANI

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