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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 9, 2009

Both red and white wine up breast-cancer risk
A new study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has revealed that both red and white wine are equal offenders when it comes to increasing breast-cancer risk. ANI

Cancer cure may be available within five years, say researchers
Researchers in London have discovered a way to stop cancer cells from spreading, which may prevent about 90 per cent patients. ANI

Pharmaceutical experts selling English Channel water as blocked nose remedy in US
Pharmaceutical experts are selling water from the murky English Channel to Americans as a blocked nose remedy. ANI

Scientists successfully use stem cells to replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats
Scientists have achieved a significant success in using stem cells to replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats. ANI

Scientists unveil two molecular steps leading to protein clumps of Huntingtons disease
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine say that they have deconstructed the first steps in an intricate molecular dance that might lead to the formation of pathogenic protein clumps in Huntingtons disease, and possibly other movement-related neurological disorders. ANI

Protein key to bodys antibody defence mechanism identified
A group of American scientists have identified a protein that plays a significant role in the division and replication of the immune cells called B lymphocytes, rapid generation of which is critical to the bodys antibody defence mechanism. ANI

Giving teens more time to sleep helps improve grades at school
Giving teenagers more time to sleep helps boost their concentration levels, and consequently grades in school, according to a leading head teacher. ANI

Sleeping during day may increase diabetes risk
People who take day-time naps daily may be at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. ANI

No clear evidence that fish oil can ward off dementia in old age
A new study, conducted by British researchers, has cast doubt on claims that fish oil can ward off dementia in old age. ANI

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