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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 May 1, 2009

Surveillance and personal hygiene key to ward off swine flu
Doctors representing various professional organisations and systems of medicine on Friday spelt out the preparedness to deal with the outbreak of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, here. ANI

Surveillance and personal hygiene key to ward off swine flu
Doctors representing various professional organisations and systems of medicine on Friday spelt out the preparedness to deal with the outbreak of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, here. ANI

Hyderabad firm claims boost up of anti-swine flu drug
A Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company has claimed that it can ramp up the production of anti-viral drugs, which can tackle the swine flu, even as the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned of an imminent pandemic. ANI

Over 17,000 airline passengers screened for swine flu across India
Over 17,000 airline passengers have been screened at various airports around the country for swine flu in the wake of the Indian Government ordering a health screening of all passengers coming from countries affected by the virus. ANI

UK may confirm first swine flu human transmission
Britains first human-to-human transmission of swine flu could be confirmed today. ANI

Infants born to depressed mums suffer from sleep problems
Infants born to depressed mothers are more likely to suffer from sleep disturbances at 2 weeks postpartum until 6 months of age, say researchers. ANI

Chemical found in medical devices may impair heart function
A chemical commonly used in the production of such medical plastic devices as intravenous (IV) bags and catheters can impair heart function in rats, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found. ANI

Nightly bedtime routine improves maternal mood, kidssleep
In the journal SLEEP, researchers have demonstrated that the use of a consistent bedtime routine contributes to improvements in multiple aspects of infant and toddler sleep, bedtime behavior and maternal mood. ANI

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder linked to sleep problems in teens
Adolescents with a childhood diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have current and lifetime sleep problems and disorders, regardless of the severity of current ADHD symptoms, says a new study. ANI

China develops instant diagnostic method for swine flu
In a bid to curb swine flu outbreak, China has developed a diagnostic tool for quick detection. ANI

Women with arthritis more likely to quit job than men
A new study has shown that women suffering from arthritis are more likely to stop working than men with the same disability. ANI

Swine flu pandemic could kill 750,000 in UK
Up to 1.2 million people could be hospitalised and 750,000 killed if the swine flu pandemic sweeps the nation, according to draft Government guidance about an outbreak. ANI

Juvenile stalkers more aggressive than adults
Stalking by kids and teenagers tends to be considerably more aggressive as compared to their adult counterparts, a new study has revealed. ANI

Bullying can literally drive kids mad
Bullying increases the risk of psychotic symptoms by the age of adolescence up to four times, a new study has found. ANI

Obese people with diabetes less effective at workplace
Obese people with type 2 diabetes are less effective at workplace than their normal-weight co-workers, a new study has found. ANI

Vitamin D deficiency causes problems for acutely ill patients
Australian scientists have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low levels of Vitamin D. ANI

White tea may combat obesity epidemic
A daily cup of white tea may help beat the bulge, say researchers. ANI

The six factors that affect a womans happiness after breast surgery
A new study has discovered six major factors that can affect a womans happiness with the outcome of her breast surgery. ANI

Arthritis significantly affects computer use
People with arthritis experience more pain and discomfort while using the computer as compared to the general population of computer users, according to a new study. ANI

Cancer-causing virus linked to higher new HIV infection risk
A new study has found a link between infection with anal human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that can cause anal and cervical cancers, and higher risk of new HIV infection in previously HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM). ANI

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