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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 20, 2009

Binge drinking weakens bodys ability to fight infections (re-issue)
Binge drinking can weaken bodys ability to fight off infections for at least 24 hours afterwards, finds a new study. ANI

More than third of Oz university students drink to harmful levels
A new study has found that more than a third of university students consume harmful levels of alcohol which could even lead to permanent brain damage. ANI

Nanotech-magnetism combo leads to tiny implantable device for drug delivery
Combining magnetism with nanotechnology, researchers have developed a small implantable device that can be repeatedly turned on and off to deliver and adjust doses of medications inside a patients body. ANI

Multi-drug resistant TB on the rise in Australia
Showing that the incidences of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are on the rise, a report has stressed the need for an overhaul of Australias TB strategy. ANI

Steroid intake putting body conscious Oz teens at health risk
Boys as young as 13 are using steroids to attain the six-pack physique of their heroes, Australian health experts have said. ANI

Simple ways to protect your child from swine flu
As swine flu continues to infect school kids, parental anxieties have stirred up with each one trying to be cautious enough to avoid the spread of HINI virus that has caused severe illness and deaths worldwide. ANI

How to stay fit in flu season
As cold and flu season approaches, giving up junk food for more healthy options would help maintain a strong immune system. ANI

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