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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 22, 2009

Five dengue cases reported in Nainital
At least five cases of dengue have been reported from Nanital district of Uttarakhand on Tuesday. ANI

Racial disparities in diabetes incidence linked to living conditions
A new study has found that racial disparities in incidence of diabetes have more to do with living conditions than just genetics. ANI

2009 H1N1 vaccine shows promise in children
The preliminary trials testing the efficacy of 2009 H1N1 vaccine in kids aged of 10 to 17 has shown promising results. ANI

New weight-loss fad uses tongue patches that make eating painful
A new drastic weight-loss fad has come up that involves the insertion of patches on the tongues, which in turn makes eating a painful experience. ANI

Insufficient vitamin D levels up older adults risk of dying from heart disease
Vitamin D plays a vital role in reducing the risk of death associated with older age, says a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). ANI

Tanning linked to moles in very light-skinned children
Very-light-skinned white kids without red hair who tan seemingly had more nevi (birthmarks, moles or other coloured spots on the skin) as compared to those who did not tan, a new study has found. ANI

You are who you eat with
Watching your weight? Beware of skinny friends with big appetites, for thin pals who eat a lot could put your waistline at risk. ANI

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