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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 2, 2009

Suspected cases of Swine Flu in India found negative
All six samples that were sent to National Institute of Communicable Disease for suspected cases of Swine Flu have turned out to be negative. ANI

Biden contradicts his Swine flu comment, rides a train
A day after announcing that he had asked his family not to travel in airplanes and subways because of the swine flu scare, US Vice President Joe Biden rode a train Friday from Washington to Delaware. ANI

No swine flu cases found in India
Ministry of Health Joint Secretary Vineet Choudhary on Saturday assured people that India was still free from the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. ANI

Biden contradicts his Swine flu comment, rides a train
A day after announcing that he had asked his family not to travel in airplanes and subways because of the swine flu scare, US Vice President Joe Biden rode a train Friday from Washington to Delaware. ANI

Soon, mobile phones to monitor cardiac patients
In a bid to encourage heart patients to complete their rehabilitation programs after surgery, Australian scientists have come up with a new technique that will see nurses monitoring them via a mobile phone. ANI

Cementless hip implants last at least for 20 years
Researchers at Rush University Medical Centre have revealed that cementless hip implants, previously believed to be exchanged after 10 years, are twice as durable as thought. ANI

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease runs in the family
Researchers from University of California, San Diego have revealed that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an inherited disease. ANI

Soon, mobile phones to monitor cardiac patients
In a bid to encourage heart patients to complete their rehabilitation programs after surgery, Australian scientists have come up with a new technique that will see nurses monitoring them via a mobile phone. ANI

Cementless hip implants last at least for 20 years
Researchers at Rush University Medical Centre have revealed that cementless hip implants, previously believed to be exchanged after 10 years, are twice as durable as thought. ANI

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease runs in the family
Researchers from University of California, San Diego have revealed that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an inherited disease. ANI

Keep your hands clean to ward off swine flu
For those wondering how to protect themselves from swine flu, the simplest and the most effective way is to wash hands regularly, say experts. ANI

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