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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 15, 2009

Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi kids in England visit dentists less frequently
UK kids of South Asian origins-such as Indian, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani-are have been using the NHS dental care less frequently than any other ethnic group, according to a study. ANI

Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi kids in England visit dentists less frequently
UK kids of South Asian origins-such as Indian, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani-are have been using the NHS dental care less frequently than any other ethnic group, according to a study. ANI

Stress linked to higher obesity risk in teens
Increased levels of stress in adolescents are associated with a greater likelihood of them being overweight or obese, a new Iowa State University study has found. ANI

Pfizer offers free Viagra to people who have lost their jobs!
Major pharmaceutical company Pfizer Incorporated has offered people, who have recently lost their jobs and health insurance, a year of free prescription drugs. ANI

Pfizer offers free Viagra to people who have lost their jobs!
Major pharmaceutical company Pfizer Incorporated has offered people, who have recently lost their jobs and health insurance, a year of free prescription drugs. ANI

Stress linked to higher obesity risk in teens
Increased levels of stress in adolescents are associated with a greater likelihood of them being overweight or obese, a new Iowa State University study has found. ANI

Ginger can reduce post-chemotherapy nausea by 40 pct
Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have suggested that people with cancer can reduce post-chemotherapy nausea by 40 percent by using ginger supplements, along with standard anti-vomiting drugs, before undergoing treatment. ANI

Smoking can protect against allergies: Study
They say smoking is injurious to health, but a new study has revealed that cigarettes can protect from allergies. ANI

Common virus may cause high blood pressure
A common virus affecting 60 to 99 percent of adults worldwide can be a major cause of high blood pressure, finds a new study.The research team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) showed that when combined with other risk factors for heart disease, the cytomegalovirus (CMV), can lead to the development of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. ANI

Ginger can reduce post-chemotherapy nausea by 40 pct
Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have suggested that people with cancer can reduce post-chemotherapy nausea by 40 percent by using ginger supplements, along with standard anti-vomiting drugs, before undergoing treatment. ANI

Smoking can protect against allergies: Study
They say smoking is injurious to health, but a new study has revealed that cigarettes can protect from allergies. ANI

Common virus may cause high blood pressure
A common virus affecting 60 to 99 percent of adults worldwide can be a major cause of high blood pressure, finds a new study.The research team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) showed that when combined with other risk factors for heart disease, the cytomegalovirus (CMV), can lead to the development of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. ANI

Depressed first graders more prone to bullying later on
A new study has shown that children who are depressed, anxious and aggressive in first grade are more likely to become a victim of bullies by third grade. ANI

Working women more prone to neck pain than men
Office work can be a real pain in the neck especially for women, says a new study. ANI

Depressed first graders more prone to bullying later on
A new study has shown that children who are depressed, anxious and aggressive in first grade are more likely to become a victim of bullies by third grade. ANI

Working women more prone to neck pain than men
Office work can be a real pain in the neck especially for women, says a new study. ANI

Human nose too cold for bird flu viruses to thrive
A study authored by researchers at from Imperial College London and the University of North Carolina has revealed that avian influenza viruses do not thrive in humans because the temperature inside their noses is very low. ANI

Doctors, patients both find interaction via videoconferencing satisfactory
Examining the feasibility and effectiveness of doctor-patient interaction through videoconferencing, a study has shown that such virtual doctor visits are similar to face-to-face visits on most measures. ANI

Human nose too cold for bird flu viruses to thrive
A study authored by researchers at from Imperial College London and the University of North Carolina has revealed that avian influenza viruses do not thrive in humans because the temperature inside their noses is very low. ANI

Doctors, patients both find interaction via videoconferencing satisfactory
Examining the feasibility and effectiveness of doctor-patient interaction through videoconferencing, a study has shown that such virtual doctor visits are similar to face-to-face visits on most measures. ANI

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