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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 20, 2009

Hritik Roshan, Farah Khan pledge support for HIV/AIDS patients
To express their solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS, Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar attended the 26th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in Mumbai today. ANI

New computer model may improve airport pandemic influenza screening system
A team of scientists from four national laboratories in the U.S. have created a computer model that can help airport authorities screen passengers for pandemic influenza. ANI

Salmonellas sweet tooth may pave way for a vaccine against it
British scientists have, for the first time, discovered that the food oisoning bug Salmonella has an affiliation for glucose-a vulnerability that could actually provide new way to vaccinate against it. ANI

Heart attack patients should be treated as soon as possible to avoid death
More heart attack patients could be saved if treated as soon as possible after admission to hospital, a new research has suggested. ANI

Cognitive behaviour therapy beneficial for persistent insomnia
Cognitive behaviour therapy has been found effective in treating persistent insomnia, according to a new study. ANI

Higher fitness levels related to lower risk of death, cardiovascular disease
Individuals with increased levels of cardiorespiratory fitness have a lower risk of all-cause death and coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease, says a new study. ANI

Too much cola can cause paralysis
Excessive cola consumption can cause muscle problems, an irregular heartbeat and even paralysis, doctors have warned. ANI

The chocolate bar that can render acne history
They say its the worst enemy of clear skin, but eating chocolate could actually prove to be a lifesaver for people who abandon their social lives just because of acne. ANI

Babies born to obese mum at increased asthma risk
Babies born to overweight mothers are at a greater risk of developing asthma, says a new study. ANI

TV shows inaccurately portray violent crime
Popular shows on television inaccurately depict violent crime, say researchers at Mayo Clinic. ANI

New contraceptive vaginal ring may also help block HIV transmission
An Indian-origin scientist at Weill Cornell Medical College say that a novel contraceptive may also prove effective in blocking the transmission of the HIV virus. ANI

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