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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 6, 2009

A simple cuppa a day, or glass of juice, can cut heart disease risk
A cup of tea everyday can cut down your risk of heart disease, a new study claims. ANI

Chocolate, relaxation rooms can help beat exam stress
In an attempt to beat exam stress, some schools in the UK are offering pupils chocolate and access to relaxation rooms, academics told an education conference. ANI

American mayapple found to produce anti-cancer compound
A common weed called American mayapple has been found to produce anti-cancer compound podophyllotoxin, say researchers at Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi. ANI

Insomnia may lead to cardiac problems
Individuals who suffer from insomnia have heightened nighttime blood pressure, which can lead to cardiac problems, a new study has found. ANI

Outdoor activities improve kids school performance
The more time kids spend outside, the more they are likely to perform well at school, according to a new study. ANI

Oregano, garlic essential oils can be effective barriers against E. coli
Essential oils from common spices like oregano, allspice and garlic can act as a natural barrier against bacteria like E-Coli, Salmonella and Listeria, according to a new US government study. ANI

Dried fish can boost taste of low-salt foods
For health conscious people who turn to low-salt foods adding dried bonito flakes made from fish may accentuate the salty taste of products, according to a new study. ANI

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