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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 9, 2009

Scientists waiting for H1N1 virus to mutate
Infectious disease experts are eagerly awaiting the H1N1 virus to undergo a mutation. ANI

Fatigued shiftworkers at high risk of sleepy driving
People involved in odd shifts or night shifts are likely to be at high risk of sleepy driving, Australian researchers have found. ANI

Constant din can make you sick
Scientists say noise can affect day to day functioning of individuals and can also lead to a dangerous change in the hearts functioning. ANI

Shingles raises stroke risk in adults
Having shingles raises the risk of suffering a stroke by almost a third, according to a new study. ANI

New, simpler optical method to diagnose TB
American researchers have demonstrated a new optical technique to detect TB bacteria in fluids. ANI

Coffee can give kids sleepless nights, breathing problems
Giving coffee to babies wont keep them awake as in case of adults, in fact the hot beverage would have a long-lasting and detrimental effect on little ones sleep and breathing patterns in adulthood, says a new study. ANI

Exercise improves survival in kidney disease patients
Staying active may help extend the lives of people with kidney disease, says a new study. ANI

Your diet dramatically affects your sleep patterns
A nutritionally balanced high glycaemic index (GI)meal, one that rapidly releases glucose into the bloodstream, can significantly increase the presence of tryptophan - an amino acid known to induce sleepiness, according to sleep scientists at the University of Sydney. ANI

Little progress in implementation of lifesaving diarrhea treatments for kids
Even though low-cost diarrhea treatments are possible, there is a huge number of deaths among children due to the sickness, as nothing much has been done to implement certain life-saving techniques, according to a new study. ANI

Teens who get alcohol from parents get into less trouble
Giving money to your teenage kid for drinking alcohol can actually help him/her avoid getting into trouble, according to a new British survey. ANI

Gifts, greeting cards can support mentally-ill
Sending cards and gifts to friends and family suffering with mental health problems may aid their recovery, say experts. ANI

Jet lag cure a step closer
Jet lag may soon be history thanks to scientists who have discovered the exact brain cell that sends us to sleep or keeps us awake. ANI

Breast cancer patients have low vitamin D levels
Women with breast cancer are likely to have low levels of vitamin D, which could contribute to decreased bone mass and greater risk of fractures, according to scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center. ANI

Even a little exercise can boost body image
Doing just a little exercise-not actually getting fit- can make you feel better about yourself, concludes a new study. ANI

Gluten-free diet lessens bone problems in kids with celiac disease
Gluten-free diet can affect recovery of children with celiac disease (CD), an inherited intestinal disorder characterized by life-long intolerance to the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, says a new study. ANI

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