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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 17, 2009

Parental monitoring can reduce teens marijuana use
A new American study suggests that parental monitoring can help bring down the cases of marijuana use by adolescents. ANI

Smoking may increase Lou Gehrigs disease risk
Smoking can increase a persons risk of developing Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrigs disease, say researchers. ANI

Pet therapy makes way for less painful recovery
A new study has shown that adults recovering from total joint-replacement surgery require 50 percent less pain medication when they use pet therapy. ANI

Breast cancer on the rise in India due to changing lifestyles
Breast cancer is on the rise in India due to changing lifestyles. ANI

Telephone-delivered care treatment post-bypass op helps beat depression
A new American study suggests that treatment for depression after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) improves the quality of life. ANI

Transcendental Meditation can cut heart attack risk
Transcendental Meditation can have a beneficial effect on heart disease and stress, a new study has shown. ANI

People without insurance more likely to die after trauma
People who are uninsured are more likely to die following admission to the hospital for trauma, reveals a new US study. ANI

Migraine may up risk of stroke
Migraine headaches are associated with more than twofold higher chances of the most common kind of stroke: those occurring when blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut off by the buildup of plaque or a blood clot, researchers at Johns Hopkins have affirmed. ANI

Headphones may pose risk to patients with pacemakers
For patients with pacemakers, headphones might pose as a significant health risk, reveals a new study. ANI

Kiss of life can do more harm than good
The kiss of life can actually lower the chances of survival of patients who have suffered cardiac arrest, reveals a new study. ANI

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