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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 14, 2009

Nano-scale medicine cabinets of DNA may revolutionise cancer treatment
Scientists have made a significant advance in DNA origami which may one day enable drugs to be delivered from minuscule medicine cabinets made of DNA, and thereby revolutionise treatment of cancer. ANI

How to reduce stroke risk
It takes less than a minute for a stroke to change a persons life forever. However, a few lifestyle changes and knowing the most common signs can save an individual from the potentially fatal attack. ANI

Understanding schizophrenias impact on cognition may help early diagnosis
Doctors may accurately diagnose schizophrenia while in its earliest phase if they know about the significant and widespread cognitive problems from which its patients often suffer, say scientists. ANI

How to reduce stroke risk
It takes less than a minute for a stroke to change a persons life forever. However, a few lifestyle changes and knowing the most common signs can save an individual from the potentially fatal attack. ANI

Understanding schizophrenias impact on cognition may help early diagnosis
Doctors may accurately diagnose schizophrenia while in its earliest phase if they know about the significant and widespread cognitive problems from which its patients often suffer, say scientists. ANI

New implantable device can help monitor cancer for months after biopsy
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed the first implantable device that can help monitor a tumour for weeks or months after the biopsy, tracking its growth and how it responds to treatment. ANI

New implantable device can help monitor cancer for months after biopsy
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed the first implantable device that can help monitor a tumour for weeks or months after the biopsy, tracking its growth and how it responds to treatment. ANI

How meningococcal bacteria break through bodys natural defence mechanism
Scientists at The University of Nottingham claim to have discovered how the deadly meningococcal bacteria avoid the bodys natural defence mechanism and attack the brain. ANI

Study confirms water pill outperforms other high blood pressure drugs
Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston say that a recent study conducted by them supports the findings reported in 2002 that a diuretic drug, or water pill, outperforms other medications for high blood pressure. ANI

How meningococcal bacteria break through bodys natural defence mechanism
Scientists at The University of Nottingham claim to have discovered how the deadly meningococcal bacteria avoid the bodys natural defence mechanism and attack the brain. ANI

Study confirms water pill outperforms other high blood pressure drugs
Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston say that a recent study conducted by them supports the findings reported in 2002 that a diuretic drug, or water pill, outperforms other medications for high blood pressure. ANI

Chemical cocktail puts baby boys at cancer, infertility risk
Gender-bending chemicals found in many food, cosmetic and cleaning products put unborn baby boys at greater risk of developing cancer and infertility later in life, a leading scientist has warned. ANI

Chemical cocktail puts baby boys at cancer, infertility risk
Gender-bending chemicals found in many food, cosmetic and cleaning products put unborn baby boys at greater risk of developing cancer and infertility later in life, a leading scientist has warned. ANI

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