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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 22, 2009

Doctors often fail to detect high BP in kids with chronic kidney
A new study has revealed that doctors often fail to detect high blood pressure in kids with chronic kidney disease, thereby increasing a childs risk for serious heart problems. ANI

Older problem drinkers use more booze than younger counterparts
Older people have to drink more than the younger ones in order to get the same level of high, a new study claims. ANI

US to ban drinks containing combination of alcohol, caffeine
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that drinks, which contain a combination of alcohol and caffeine, will be banned within months if proven to be unsafe. ANI

New non-surgical skin-tightening procedure smoothes wrinkles
The Department of Dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is now offering a new non-invasive skin tightening procedure. ANI

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