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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 21, 2009

Breathing technique can reduce asthma severity
Asthmatics can improve their conditions by changing the way they breathe, say experts. ANI

Image-guided therapy boosts long-term improvement for thrombosis patients
Image-guided interventional radiology procedures could improve long-term treatment in patients with Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), a serious condition that involves the formation of a blood clot inside of a deep vein usually in the legs. ANI

Soon, booster broccoli to keep diseases at bay, control weight
Scientists hope that the harvesting of what they call booster broccoli-containing more vitamins and nutrients than other vegetables-will soon begin. ANI

How to reduce patient radiation dose during CT angiography
A new study suggests that prospective electrocardiogram (ECG) gating can significantly reduce the patient radiation dose delivered during computed tomography (CT) angiography, a common noninvasive technique used to evaluate vascular disease. ANI

Now, a series of superhero comics to help kids understand diseases, treatments
A pair of health experts have produced a series of superhero comics to educate children about diseases and their treatments. ANI

Future global burden of dementia underestimated, say UK experts
Experts at Kings College London say that it has been underestimated how many people worldwide may get afflicted by Alzheimers and other types of dementia in future. ANI

Scientists find new genetic link between cardiac arrhythmias and thyroid dysfunction
Weill Cornell Medical College researchers say that they have identified a new genetic link between cardiac arrhythmias and thyroid dysfunction. ANI

Novel treatment helps paralysed rats walk again after spinal-cord injury
Experimenting on rats, a team of researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have found that a combination of drugs, electrical stimulation and regular exercise can enable paralysed animals to walk, and even run again while supporting their full weight on a treadmill. ANI

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