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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 18, 2009

Working mums dont harm kids mental development
A new study has found that mothers who work during infancy do not necessarily harm their childrens mental development. ANI

New vasculitis therapy may help patients keep infertility, cancer at bay
A drug previously approved for the treatment of non-Hodgkins B cell lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis, can treat severe ANCA-associated vasculitis as effectively as cyclophosphamide, the current standard therapy, say researchers. ANI

Surfing the net can help older adults slow dementia
You can stop your ageing grandparents from becoming forgetful by simply asking them to surf the net, for a new study has found that Googling can consistently stimulate brain to slow or even reverse the age-related declines that can end in dementia. ANI

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