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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 25, 2009

Eye floaters and flashes of light can cause blindness
A new Canadian study led by a researcher of Indian origin has found that eye floaters and flashes of light are linked to retinal tear or detachment and may even cause blindness if left untreated. ANI

Diet rich in polyphenols, polyunsaturated fatty acids cuts Alzheimer risk
A new Spanish study has found that polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids in food, patented as an LMN diet, can boost the birth of new neurons, which could delay the onset of Alzheimers disease. ANI

Chronic pain increases risk of falls in older adults
Chronic pain can be more dangerous than previously thought, according to a new study. ANI

Alzheimers drug to be tested on humans
A drug that has shown promise in slowing Alzheimers disease is set to go on trial in humans. ANI

Soy component helps fight colon cancer
Researchers have found a component in soy that can prevent and even treat colon cancer. ANI

New Alternate-Day diet can help you lose weight, live longer
Forget tedious exercise routine and counting on calories, a simple Alternate-Day diet regime could offer significant health benefits and make you live longer. ANI

A cup of Brazilian mint tea can reduce pain as effectively as leading drugs
A herb called Hyptis crenata - otherwise known as Brazilian mint, can reduce pain as effectively as leading drugs, a new study suggests. ANI

High salt intake linked to stroke, cardiovascular disease risk
A collaborative study has shown that high salt intake is linked to significantly greater risk of both stroke and cardiovascular disease. ANI

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