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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 16, 2009

Centre allows regulated sell of swine flu medicine
Taking into account the current spread of the swine flu in the country, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has decided allow retail sell of Oselatamivir Phosphate and Zanamivir in a regulated manner. ANI

3 drugs found to reduce breast cancer risk, have distinct side effects
Three drugs have been found to cut womens chances of contracting breast cancer, but each of them has distinct potential harms of its own, says a report. ANI

Laser-based processes may help create better artificial joints, arterial stents
Scientists hope that laser-based processes may help create arterial stents and longer-lasting medical implants 10 times faster, and less expensively. ANI

Adding flaxseed to juices, salads, jellies can help fight prostate cancer
Adding flaxseeds to juices, salads or pancake batter can help ward off prostate cancer, say experts. ANI

Delay in becoming a mum may be risky
Women who have their first baby at an advanced maternal age may be more at risk of complications, says a recent UK study. ANI

Fashion and beauty trends in fall could take a toll on your health
While women are all set to bid adieu to their summer wear, and get ready to shop for the latest fashion gear for fall, experts have advised them to be aware of fashion and beauty trends that may be harmful to their health. ANI

Group training can boost happiness
Science has proved it: People do better as a team. Researchers from Oxford University have found that team players can tolerate twice as much pain as those who work alone. ANI

Exercise beats shockwaves for chronic shoulder pain
Supervised exercise helps ease chronic shoulder pain better than sound shockwave treatment, a new study suggests. ANI

Too many chocolates, chips, mental problems linked to acne in teens
High intake of chocolate and chips along with mental health issues is linked to the development of zits, pimples, bumps and blemishes in young people, says a Norwegian study. ANI

Oxygen-saturated blood can reduce heart muscle damage after an attack
An infusion of blood that is supersaturated with oxygen (SS02) can reduce the amount of damaged heart muscle immediately following a life-threatening heart attack, say researchers. ANI

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