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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 September 13, 2009

Existing osteoporosis drug may keep joint injuries from causing long-term osteoarthritis
Preliminary findings of a study suggest that an existing osteoporosis drug can prevent cartilage loss from osteoarthritis following injury to a joint, and also regenerate some cartilage that has been lost. ANI

New test to detect tainted milk
Researchers have developed a simple test that would help detect tainted milk within few hours. ANI

Natalizumab drug improves quality of life of MS patients
A new study has found that multiple sclerosis patients taking Tysabri (Natalizumab) experienced a significant improvement in both their physical function and psychological well-being. ANI

Controlling pain can hasten recovery for kids with cancer
Controlling pain and discomfort arising from cancer treatment can speed up recovery for children battling the disease, say researchers. ANI

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