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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 9, 2009

Gene behind a rare form of congenital anaemia identified
Scientists have found the gene, called SLC25A38, which causes congenital sideroblastic anaemia-a rare disease mainly characterized by the presence of ringed sideroblasts in the patients bone marrow. ANI

Gene behind a rare form of congenital anaemia identified
Scientists have found the gene, called SLC25A38, which causes congenital sideroblastic anaemia-a rare disease mainly characterized by the presence of ringed sideroblasts in the patients bone marrow. ANI

British scientists crack swine flu code as world tally rises to 2,384
British scientists announced they had worked out the full genetic code for the virus, even as the World Health Organisation (WHO) increased its global tally of confirmed swine flu cases to over 2,300. ANI

British scientists crack swine flu code as world tally rises to 2,384
British scientists announced they had worked out the full genetic code for the virus, even as the World Health Organisation (WHO) increased its global tally of confirmed swine flu cases to over 2,300. ANI

Brain-scan study links mental math to eye motions
A brain-scan study conducted by French scientists has linked mental math to eye motions. ANI

Brain-scan study links mental math to eye motions
A brain-scan study conducted by French scientists has linked mental math to eye motions. ANI

Herpes drug does not cut HIV transmission risk
An international clinical trial has shown that a widely used drug for herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by people infected with both HIV and HSV-2. ANI

Vibration plate machines may help weight loss, trim abdominal fat
Vibration plate exercise machines, if used properly, may help you lose weight and trim the particularly harmful belly fat between the organs, claims a new study. ANI

Non-smokers live longer, have healthy lives
Non-smokers have longer life with lesser chances of getting heart disease as compared to smokers, according to a 30-year follow-up study. ANI

Vibration plate machines may help weight loss, trim abdominal fat
Vibration plate exercise machines, if used properly, may help you lose weight and trim the particularly harmful belly fat between the organs, claims a new study. ANI

Non-smokers live longer, have healthy lives
Non-smokers have longer life with lesser chances of getting heart disease as compared to smokers, according to a 30-year follow-up study. ANI

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Job loss can really make you sick
Losing a job can lead not just to financial hardships but could also increase the risk of developing health problems such as high blood pressure and heart attacks, says a new study. ANI

Over-eating, not poor exercise, to blame for obesity
Over-eating, not decreased levels of physical activity, is to be blamed of the rise of obesity in the US, claims a new study. ANI

Darker-skinned smokers may be more prone to nicotine dependence
Penn State scientists say that it may be possible to gauge a persons susceptibility to nicotine dependence by looking at his or her skins colour. ANI

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