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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 2, 2009

Over 100 swine flu deaths reported in India
The total number of swine flu deaths in India has crossed 100, according to Naresh Dayal, Secretary of the Central Health Ministry. ANI

Now, a computational method to detect top genetic cancer suspects
Johns Hopkins engineers have come up with a new computational method that can help scientists to sift through hundreds of genetic mutations to highlight the DNA changes that are most likely to promote cancer. ANI

Smoking, overweighing up breast cancer risk
A study conducted in Canada has reinforced the correlation between being overweight, smoking and breast cancer. ANI

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