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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 4, 2009

Eating quickly can make you overeat
Gorging on your favourite meal can make you overeat, say researchers. ANI

A spoonful of sugar may reduce life expectancy
If a new study on worms is anything to go by, all the sugar in your diet could spell much more than obesity and type 2 diabetes - it might take years off your life. ANI

Hot tubs pose serious risk for injury
There has been a drastic increase in the number of injuries from hot tubs over last 18 years, say researchers. ANI

Daily dose of colourful fruits, veggies may boost immunity against flu
Want to keep the flu at bay? Well, then make your immune system stronger by having colourful fruits and vegetables, says an expert. ANI

9/11 responders twice as likely to have asthma: Study
Rescue workers exposed to dust and pollutants following the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks suffer from asthma at more than twice the rate of the general U.S. population, according to new data presented by Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers. ANI

Kids who drink full-fat milk every day have lower BMIs: Study
Kids who have full-fat milk every day have a lower BMI than those who rarely drink milk, says a new study. ANI

Intake of folic acid supplements in late pregnancy could cause asthma in kids
Folic acid supplements taken by mothers in late pregnancy could lead to allergic asthma in their children at the age of 3 to 5 years, according to a study. ANI

Obese Brits struggling to earn living
Obese people in the UK are having a hard time to climb over the national average income, according to a poll. ANI

Coffee, late-night work combo can give you sleepless mornings
Night-shift workers should keep their distance from coffee machines if they wish to have quality sleep, researchers have said. ANI

Statins may help prevent blood clots in heart patients
A new study has shown that cholesterol-lowering drugs, also known as statins, may help prevent formation of blood clots in patients with cardiovascular disease. ANI

Tomatoes can help fight the flab
Move over starving diets and strict exercise regimes- the key to weight loss could simply be eating lots of tomatoes, experts believe. ANI

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