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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 3, 2009

Oz kids suffering caffeine overdose from energy drinks
A new survey has revealed that more than three quarters of energy drinks sold in New South Wales, which are easily available to children, contain illegal levels of caffeine. ANI

Finding the right gene may help break obesity-type 2 diabetes link, says expert
A Cornell University researcher is working to break the inextricable link between obesity and type 2 diabetes. ANI

Oz study finds women happier than men, while youth most distressed
A new online survey has found that women are happier than men, and that young people are more likely to be distressed. ANI

Just 40 pct US adults absolutely certain about getting H1N1 vaccine
A new survey carried out by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has revealed that just 40 per cent of adults are absolutely certain that they will get the H1N1 vaccine for themselves, and 51 per cent of parents are absolutely certain that they will get the vaccine for their children. ANI

Soccer better than running when it comes to womens fitness
Playing soccer can help women get in better shape than just running, say researchers. ANI

Communicating with nature makes you more caring
Paying attention to Mother Nature not only feels good, it also makes you a better person, says a new study. ANI

Cholesterol crucial to brain development
Swedish researchers have shown that a derivative of cholesterol is necessary for the formation of brain cells by conducting experiments on mice. ANI

Aspirin misuse behind high death toll during 1918-1919 flu pandemic
The high death toll during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic might be attributed to the misuse of aspirin, says an article. ANI

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