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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 24, 2009

Indian-origin expert explains failure of first inhaled insulin product
An Indian-origin expert at the University of Colorado Denver has shed light on why an inhaled insulin product turned out to be a commercial failure. ANI

Marilyn Manson down with swine flu
Rockstar Marilyn Manson has contracted swine flu. ANI

Swine flu may slow growth in key U.S. industries, warns expert
Swine flu may slow growth in key industries in America, says a health economist. ANI

Swine flu may slow growth in key U.S. industries, warns expert
Swine flu may slow growth in key industries in America, says a health economist. ANI

Health experts urge pregnant women to get flu shots
Health experts have urged pregnant mothers get their flu shots as soon as the vaccines hit the market to protect themselves against both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 (swine) flu. ANI

Exposure to PCE-contaminated water linked to birth defects
Expectant mothers exposed to drinking water contaminated with tetrachloroethylene or perchlorethylene (PCE) are likely to give birth to kids with congenital defects, according to a new study. ANI

Rap fans at increased car accident risk
Drivers who listen to songs by artists such as Eminem, Dizzee Rascal and Jay-Z in their cars are most at risk of accidents, claims a new study.According to a survey of over 2,000 drivers by Auto Trader magazine, almost half of the volunteers admitted that rap or hip hop music affects their mood adversely while driving. ANI

Seasonal flu shots may up Influenza A (H1N1) risk
Seasonal flu shots may increase the risk of catching Influenza A (H1N1), warn Canadian scientists. ANI

High-fructose diet increases BP in men
A high-fructose diet can significantly increase blood pressure in men, reveals a new study. ANI

New on-off switch mechanism stops cancers spread in mice
Scientists have shed light on an on-off switch mechanism that can help stop cancer in its tracks. ANI

Cat owners homes at increased MRSA risk
Cat owners are at an increased risk of having the potentially lethal superbug MRSA in their homes, says a new study. ANI

Common pain reliever may help prevent age-related muscle loss, other conditions
Marshall University researchers in the US say that age-associated muscle loss and other conditions may be prevented with the use of the common pain reliever acetaminophen. ANI

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