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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 7, 2009

Molecular signature may tell which cancer patients will respond to therapy
American scientists say that a molecular signature that that helps account for the aggressive behaviour of a variety of cancers-such as pancreatic, breast and melanoma-may also help identify patients who are likely to respond to a particular anti-cancer drug. ANI

Chinas H1N1 cases will double to 10,000 soon, says expert
With the surfacing of 100 new H1N1 cases since Friday, Chinese health experts have warned that the total cases nationwide will soon double to 10,000, as the peak of the outbreak has begun. ANI

Childhood virus may become the saviour of soldiers
Scientists have found that a harmless piece from a common childhood virus may help stop a biological process that kills a significant percentage of battlefield casualties, heart attack victims and oxygen-deprived newborns. ANI

Oral contraceptive pills dont affect fertility in women
Taking oral contraceptive does not affect a womans ability to conceive after she stops it, reveals a study. ANI

Smokers being mislead by branding on cigarette packets
Branding on cigarette packets is being done in such a manner that they mislead smokers into believing some products to be less harmful than others, according to a study. ANI

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