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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 29, 2009

Girls death after vaccination for cervical cancer causes fear
The sudden death of a 14-year-old girl ollowing a vaccination for cervical cancer has caused fear among thers who have taken it, or are yet to take. ANI

Port wine stains now easy to wipe off with laser therapy
Port wine stain, a vascular birthmark characterised by reddish to purplish discolouration of the skin, is now easy to wipe off through laser therapy. ANI

Kids with authoritative parents likely to grow up to become leaders
A new study has found that children whose parents have a firm parenting approach allowing them to test the rules and learn from it are more likely to assume leadership roles as adults. ANI

How living conditions affect reproductive health
Indiana University researchers have shed light on how a persons living conditions can affect his/her reproductive health. ANI

Sudoku can make you fat
Filling in a Sudoku grid or doing a crossword can make you fat, claims a new study. ANI

Working mums children less likely to lead healthy lives
Kids of working mothers are less healthy than those who stay at home, according to a new study. ANI

School stars enjoy better health in adulthood
Children who are the most popular and powerful at school tend to go on to enjoy better health as adults, a new study suggests. ANI

Having a pet can help you stay healthy
Having a pet in your life can help you stay hale and hearty, say researchers. ANI

High heels can lead to severe foot pain in later life
Stilettos, high boots and seemingly innocent sandals can cause severe foot pain later in life, a new study has warned. ANI

Weight loss may help reduce sleep apnea
Obese people with sleep apnea may triple the chances of eliminating their sleep problems by losing weight, claims a new study. ANI

Regular exercise cuts prostate cancer risk

New Delhi, Sept 29 (AN): A new study has revealed that regular exercise can help keep prostate cancer at bay. ANI

Strokes are preceded by warnings in 1 out of every 8 cases
A new study suggests that strokes are preceded by a mild warning stroke, scientifically called a transient ischemic attack (TIA), in one out of every eight cases. ANI

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