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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 23, 2009

Doctors have less respect for obese patients: Study
Johns Hopkins researchers have raised concerns over physicians pessimistic attitude towards obese patients. ANI

Low doses of radiation can cause heart disease, stroke
A new British study suggests that low doses of radiation can trigger heart disease and stroke. ANI

Guidelines to improve treatment of diabetes worldwide
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Task Force on Clinical Guidelines has come out with new recommendations to improve the treatment of diabetes across the world. ANI

Jade Goody effect boosts cervical cancer screening rates
Jade Goodys high-profile battle with cancer has led to a sharp rise in the number of women undergoing screening, figures have revealed. ANI

High volume video gamers have difficulty in staying attentive
Kids who play high volume video games are likely to face difficulty in staying attentive, says a new study. ANI

Pregnant lesbian women not receiving same care as other mothers-to-be
Pregnant lesbian women struggle to be treated like normal expectant mothers as, they say, the focus is often on their sexuality rather than the fact that they are expecting a baby, say researchers. ANI

Even low alcohol consumption is bad for health
Low alcohol consumption has a negative impact on overall health, claims a new study. ANI

Traffic pollution may increase miscarriage risk
High levels of traffic pollution may increase the risk of miscarriage, claims a new research. ANI

Cherry juice can treat pain, inflammation after exercise
A glass of unsweetened cherry juice can work like common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, used by millions to treat pain and inflammation after exercise, say experts. ANI

Scientists to examine health benefits of thongs
Researchers from Australia are flip-flopping on the issue that the cheap and cheerful thongs could be better for children than closed-in shoes. ANI

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