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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 15, 2009

Dialysis may affect mobility in frail elderly with end-stage renal disease
Researchers suggest that before offering the treatment, kidney specialists need to weigh which elderly patient suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD) would benefit the most from either dialysis or conservative therapies. ANI

Lifestyle behind related boozes beneficial effects?
Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is known to reduce the risk of functional decline, however, researchers say this association might be linked to life-style related variables. ANI

Patients with severe H1N1 at higher risk of life threatening complication
Patients with severe H1N1 infection are at an increased risk of developing life-threatening condition called pulmonary emboli, where one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked, finds a new study led by Indian origin scientist. ANI

Fabled vegetable lamb plant could harbour osteoporosis cure
The fabled vegetable lamb plant - once believed to bear fruit that ripened into a living baby sheep - has shown promise in treating osteoporosis, say researchers. ANI

Strict diet, exercise alone unlikely to cure obstructive sleep apnea in fat patients
While a strict diet and exercise program may prove beneficial for obese patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it is unlikely to eliminate the condition, according to a new study. ANI

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