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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 25, 2009

Novel two-step chemical process makes cancer cells glow quickly, safely
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a two-step process that uses a chemical reaction to make live cancer cells light up quickly and safely. ANI

How gene defects may contribute to mitochondrial diseases
Experts at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia have gained significant insights into how mitochondrial gene defects impair respiration, and other major life functions. ANI

Lifestyle choices do affect cancer incidence and treatment
Lifestyle choices do affect the incidence and treatment of cancer, according to a study. ANI

Imaging techniques can identify plaques likely to cause heart attacks
Imaging techniques can help identify the types of vulnerable plaque that are most likely to cause adverse cardiac events before they occur, say researchers. ANI

Exposure to environmental chemicals through breast milk ups testicular cancer risk
Exposure to environmental chemicals through breast milk might give rise to many male reproductive problems, finds a new study. ANI

Being too optimistic could harm weight loss efforts
Being too optimistic or self-oriented might stop you from losing weight, finds a new study. ANI

Cervical cancer eradication possible within next 50yrs, says expert
A cervical cancer screening expert believes that this disease can be eradicated within the next 50 years by implementing across the world national screening programmes based on detection of the human papilloma virus (HPV), together with vaccination programmes against the virus. ANI

Lack of sunshine vitamin linked to high BP in women
Vitamin D deficiency in younger women is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure in mid-life, claims a new study. ANI

Cardiovascular disease still No. 1 killer worldwide
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) still remains number one killer worldwide, even though heart disease mortality has reduced in the last 30 years. ANI

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