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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 21, 2009

Air pollution ups dementia risk
A new study has revealed that air pollution can significantly increase the risk of memory problems in the elderly. ANI

Cardiovascular disease ups hip fracture risk
A diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is associated with a significantly increased risk of subsequent hip fracture, and there may be a genetic predisposition to both conditions, according to a new study. ANI

Dairy foods help fight the flab
Higher intake of dairy products while on a reduced calorie diet can help help fight obesity, say researchers. ANI

Implants dont increase womens breast cancer risk
Getting breast implants does not increase a womans breast cancer risk or interfere in detection procedure, say researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre ANI

Cancer survivors who smoke not getting the help to kick the butt: Study
Smoking is known to adversely affect cancer survivors quality of life, and now a new study shows that health care providers are failing to assist patients in kicking the butt. ANI

Exercise therapy the best bet for knee pain
Supervised exercise therapy is more effective at reducing pain and improving function than usual care for patients with severe knee pain, according to a new study. ANI

White wine can cut IVF success
Just a few glasses of white wine a week can reduce womens chances of a successful IVF, according to a new study. ANI

White wine can rot your teeth
Too much white wine can rot your teeth, dental experts have warned. ANI

Condoms now as popular as the Pill with Brit women
A new survey has revealed that condom is fast becoming more popular than the pill among women, and is now their most preferred method of contraception. ANI

Omega-3 of no use for depressed heart patients
Researchers have found that use of omega-3 fatty acid supplement along with antidepressant therapy doesnt improve depression in heart patients. ANI

Vegetable juice can help fill the vegetable gap
Although vegetable intake is known to provide significant health benefits, still eight out of 10 people worldwide fall short of the daily recommendation. Now, a new study has revealed that addition of vegetable juice in daily intake can help cover the gap. ANI

Coffee slows liver disease progression in chronic hepatitis C patients
A new study has shown that patients with chronic hepatitis C who drink three or more cups of coffee per day have a 53 percent lower risk of liver disease progression than non-coffee drinkers. ANI

Indian men living in UK more prone to alcohol-related problems
Experts have raised concerns over the alcohol use in Indian men living in the UK. ANI

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