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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 24, 2009

Rofecoxibs adverse heart effects may have been identified years earlier
A new American report suggests that clinical trial data had pointed out the association between the anti-inflammatory drug rofecoxib and cardiovascular risk nearly eight years ago. ANI

How air pollution, cigarette smoke trigger coughing
Researchers have found how environmental irritants, such as air pollution and cigarette smoke, trigger coughing. ANI

Researchers unravel runners knee mystery
Researchers have found what causes runners knee or patellofemoral pain syndrome among athletes. ANI

Metals and diesel emissions linked to respiratory symptoms in kids
A new study has shown that exposure shortly after birth to ambient metals from residential heating oil combustion and particles from diesel emissions are associated with respiratory symptoms in young inner city children. ANI

Little evidence linking HRT to heart risk in menopausal women
Scientists have found little evidence suggesting that menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy are at an increased cardiovascular disease risk. ANI

How to stay fit in your 40s
As we reach the age of 40, our bodies start going rapidly down hill as it goes through a series of key changes. Therefore, a little bit of cycling and some golfing at this age can help in staying active and ward off obesity, diabetes, high BP and some forms of cancer, say experts. ANI

Suppressing anger ups heart attack risk
A new Swedish research suggests that men who do not vent out their anger on being treated unfairly at workplace are likely to double their chances of having a heart attack. ANI

Flaxseed oil can reduce osteoporosis risk
A new study by researchers from Egypt suggests that the use of flaxseed oil in food could help reduce the risk of osteoporosis in post-menopausal and diabetic women. ANI

Surgery may reverse type 2 diabetes in morbidly obese people
Bariatric surgery has been found to effectively reverse type 2 diabetes in morbidly obese people, say researchers. ANI

Sedatives, mood-altering drugs linked to falls among elderly
A new study has found that sedatives often prescribed as sleep aids and medications used to treat mood disorders might be behind increasing number of falls in elderly. ANI

Giving birth can slow multiple sclerosis progression
The progression of multiple sclerosis, a long-term inflammatory condition of the central nervous system, gets slower in women who give birth, according to a new study. ANI

Alcohol in pregnancy linked to child behaviour problems
Mums-to-be who consume high levels of alcohol in late pregnancy are likely to give birth to aggressive kids, a new study has revealed. ANI

One out of every five diabetics morbidly obese: U.S. study
One out of every five type 2 diabetes patients is morbidly obese, a new U.S. study has claimed. ANI

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