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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 7, 2009

Traffic light nutrition labels effective in improving consumers food choices
A new study by researchers in Australia has shown that consumers are more likely to identify healthy food when they see colour-coded traffic light nutrition labels. ANI

Attitude towards tobacco industry influences smoking behaviour
Advertising campaigns that portray the tobacco industry in a negative light and are targeted towards young adults may be a powerful intervention to decrease young adult smoking, a new study has suggested. ANI

Traffic light nutrition labels effective in improving consumers food choices
A new study by researchers in Australia has shown that consumers are more likely to identify healthy food when they see colour-coded traffic light nutrition labels. ANI

Attitude towards tobacco industry influences smoking behaviour
Advertising campaigns that portray the tobacco industry in a negative light and are targeted towards young adults may be a powerful intervention to decrease young adult smoking, a new study has suggested. ANI

Exercise may benefit patients with mild to moderate OSA
People suffering from mild to moderate form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may benefit from certain tongue and pharyngeal exercises, according to a study. ANI

Exercise may benefit patients with mild to moderate OSA
People suffering from mild to moderate form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may benefit from certain tongue and pharyngeal exercises, according to a study. ANI

Study links hot flashes to lower bone density in women
Scientists have found that postmenopausal women with vasomotor symptoms (VMS) - which include hot flashes and night sweats - are more likely to have lower lumbar and total hip bone mineral density than those without VMS. ANI

Study links hot flashes to lower bone density in women
Scientists have found that postmenopausal women with vasomotor symptoms (VMS) - which include hot flashes and night sweats - are more likely to have lower lumbar and total hip bone mineral density than those without VMS. ANI

Scientists analysing tears to study contact lenses risks, benefits
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry are studying the risks and benefits of using contact lenses by analysing tears. ANI

Drug-eluting stents found to be superior in efficacy to bare metal stents
A study suggests that the use of drug-eluting stents on heart attack patients undergoing angioplasty is more effective and as safe as that of bare-metal stents. ANI

Common heartburn drugs may reduce anti-clotting medications benefits
Scientists have found that the medicines used for the treatment of heartburn and ulcers can reduce the anti-clotting action of the medication clopidogrel, thereby resulting in about 50 per cent increase in the combined risk of hospitalisation for heart attack, stroke, and other serious cardiovascular illnesses. ANI

Genes of swine flu dissimilar to those of past pandemic flu strains
Scientists have found that the genes of swine flu are dissimilar to those of past pandemic flu strains. ANI

Common heartburn drugs may reduce anti-clotting medications benefits
Scientists have found that the medicines used for the treatment of heartburn and ulcers can reduce the anti-clotting action of the medication clopidogrel, thereby resulting in about 50 per cent increase in the combined risk of hospitalisation for heart attack, stroke, and other serious cardiovascular illnesses. ANI

Genes of swine flu dissimilar to those of past pandemic flu strains
Scientists have found that the genes of swine flu are dissimilar to those of past pandemic flu strains. ANI

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