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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 27, 2009

Leg pain may be a strong marker for heart disease, stroke
Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton have found that the nagging pain in the legs while walking is a strong marker for heart disease and stroke. ANI

Changing behavior helps older adults take medication as prescribed
Older adults often dont adhere to the instructions given by doctors while prescribing medications. Now, researchers have suggested that applying behavior-changing strategies might improve their abilities to take drugs as required. ANI

Survival rates among American women after heart attack improves
The number of younger women dying in the hospital after heart attack has significantly improved in recent years, say researchers from Emory University. ANI

Living near fast food joints actually lowers your obesity risk
A new study has revealed that people living near a variety of restaurants, convenience stores, supermarkets and even fast food outlets, are less likely to be fat. ANI

Womens fat hips, mens bulging waistlines increase blood clot risk
Excess weight on womens hips and mens waists elevates the risk of potentially fatal blood clots, says a new study. ANI

Birth control pills up stroke risk
Birth control pills can nearly double the risk of stroke in women, says a new study. ANI

Exercise puts smokers off ciggies
Exercise makes cigarettes look less attractive in the eyes of smokers, claims a new study. ANI

Decline in fitness speeds up after 45
Fitness level declines with age and begins to drop particularly sharply after age 45, says a new study. ANI

Changes in brain chemicals modify infant learning process
A new American study has pointed out the chemical changes in the brain that transform the learning process of infants. ANI

Diet, hydration of sportspeople improve during competition
A new study has found that diet and hydration of sportsmen get better during competition. ANI

Exercise with a friend if you want to lose more weight
Heading to the gym? Well, dont forget to take along your friend, for a new study has claimed that exercising with a partner boosts weight loss. ANI

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