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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 November 16, 2009

Check your pulse to stave off stroke
Experts have urged people to check their pulse for atrial fibrillation, a condition that might cause stroke. ANI

Pregnancy depression not normal, say experts
Most people in Australia think depression is a normal part and parcel of motherhood, researchers have pointed out. ANI

Man-made ponds behind arsenic in Bangladesh water
MIT researchers claim to have tracked down the origin of dissolved arsenic in Bangladeshs drinking water. ANI

Busy Brit parents packing kids off to school with unhealthy lunchboxes
A new British survey carried out on school childrens lunchboxes has shown that the snacks parents provide contain more than 12 teaspoons of unhealthy sugar. ANI

Prioritizing low-cost, simple health measures can cut early deaths worldwide
Scaling up simple, low-cost health measures involving basic maternal and newborn care can save the lives of almost a third of the children under age five who die each year, suggests a leading aid agency World Vision. ANI

Just 15 mins of sunbathing a day can cut heart disease, stroke risk
Just 15 minutes of sunbathing a day can boost vitamin D levels, and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, say researchers. ANI

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