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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 October 14, 2009

Facebook, Twitter can help consumers make wiser health decisions
A new study in the US suggests that social networking sites can help people make wiser health decisions. ANI

Hollywoods size zero fad inspiring teen girls to turn to killer diets
Teenaged Brit girls are so obsessed with celebrities size zero figures that theyre surviving on just one meal a day in a bid to copy them. ANI

No link between pets and childhood asthma: Study
The traditional belief that childhood asthma is linked to pets or the modern obsession with hygiene has been established as untrue by a new study. ANI

High fat diet during pregnancy ups severe liver disease risk in offspring
In a new study, researchers at the University of Southampton have found that a high fat diet during a womans pregnancy makes her offspring more likely to develop a severe form of fatty liver disease when they reach adulthood. ANI

Supervised exercise lessens fatigue in cancer patients undergoing chemo
High and low intense cardiovascular and resistance training can help reduce fatigue in cancer patients who are undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy or treatment for advanced disease, claims a new study. ANI

Half of cot deaths happen while co-sleeping
More than half of sudden unexplained infant deaths happen while the baby is in bed or on a sofa with a parent, a new study suggests. ANI

Youngsters more willing to donate blood
The younger generation is more willing to donate blood, a new Canadian survey has found. ANI

Chilli peppers may help relive tingling nerve pain
A new study by British researchers suggests that people suffering peripheral pain - which produces stinging sensations, numbness, weakness, burning pain - can get respite by taking capsaicin cream, an active constituent of chilli peppers. ANI

Impaired foetal growth ups asthma risk
Children born with low birth weight are at a higher risk of developing asthma later in life, says a new study. ANI

Retirees who work enjoy better health
Retirees who work experience fewer major diseases and are able to function better day-to-day than people who stop working altogether, claims a new study. ANI

Chocolate, water can melt away your pain
Eating chocolate or drinking water can relieve aches and pains, a new study has shown. ANI

Transcendental meditation cuts stress, boosts mental health among breast cancer patients
The Transcendental Meditation technique can help reduce stress and improve mental health and emotional well-being among women with breast cancer, says a new study. ANI

Intensive care procedure saves lives, claims swine flu study
Many patients suffering from symptoms of the H1N1 (Swine flu) virus required support treatment with heart-lung machines, researchers have pointed out. ANI

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