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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 20, 2009

Thyroid surgery safe for patients above 65:Study
A new study has shown that thyroid surgery is safe for people aged 65 and above. ANI

Lead exposure in early childhood linked to lower test scores
A new study has revealed that exposure to lead in early childhood might affect kids performance in school. ANI

Mangosteen juice may help prevent heart disease, diabetes in the obese
Exotic superfruit mangosteen has anti-inflammatory properties which could help prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes in obese patients. ANI

Superobesity, chronic disease burden can lead to death after bariatric surgery
A new American study suggests that the superobese veterans and those with more chronic disease burden may die within a year of undergoing bariatric surgery. ANI

Giving oxygen during stroke reduces brain tissue damage
A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed that giving supplemental oxygen can significantly reduce damage to brain tissue in stroke patients. ANI

Brit-Indian curry mum enjoys aloo saag after getting 10k pound bionic tummy
For four dreadful years Shimmi Munshi was unable to properly digest her food. But now, the 32-year-old curry fan can enjoy her favourite saag aloo, thanks to doctors who have given her a 10,000-pound bionic stomach. ANI

Relaxing wine glass could create health timebomb for women
A splash of wine at the end of a tough day to ease the stress of daily living could create a health timebomb for women, a UK expert says. ANI

New food rating system for healthy and affordable diet
A top nutrition expert has unveiled a new food rating system that evaluates the nutritional value of food along with its cost value, a boon to people wanting to balance healthy diets with their budget. ANI

Kids with diabetic episodes may have memory problems
A new study has revealed that children who have had an episode of diabetic ketoacidosis, a common complication of diabetes, are likely to suffer from memory problems. ANI

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