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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 January 12, 2010

Why certain anticancer cancer drugs cause heart failure
Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, say they have discovered why certain anticancer drugs cause heart failure in some patients. ANI

Doctors moods affect patients care
A new Israeli study suggests that a physicians mood affects the quality of care a patient receives, which includes the number of prescriptions, referrals and lab tests. ANI

Balloon sinus procedure frees Brit woman from pain, nasal infections
A new procedure called balloon sinuplasty has helped cure Lynda Easthams painful blocked sinuses. ANI

How to boost brains of young men
Exercise is not only good for overall health, but also beneficial for grey matter. Researchers have shown that fitter a man is, the higher his IQ. ANI

Swine flu a false pandemic?
A leading Australian expert has said that the outbreak of H1N1 was falsely exaggerated by pharmaceutical industries to create a huge market for vaccines. ANI

Assessment of insecticide-treated net program in Tanzania
A program in Tanzania, which supplies insecticide treated nets to prevent malaria in pregnant women, successfully delivers the intervention to only 30 percent of women, according to a study. ANI

Small amounts of lead could worsen kids kidney function
A new Johns Hopkins Childrens Center study has shown that even small amounts of lead in the bodies of healthy children and teens could worsen kidney function. ANI

Big bum, hips and thighs good for health
The next time you ask your best friend does my bum look big in this?, and if she replies yes, dont lose heart, for carrying extra baggage on hips, bum and thighs is good for health. ANI

Exercise may help stave off mental decline
Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later is associated with preventing and improving mild cognitive impairment, say researchers. ANI

Yoga cuts inflammation
Incorporating yoga sessions in your daily routine could lower a number of compounds in the blood and reduce the level of inflammation that normally rises because of both normal aging and stress, revealed a new study. ANI

Too much TV leads to early death
Heres a news flash for couch potatoes everywhere: every hour of television watched per day is linked to an increased risk of early death from cardiovascular disease. ANI

Mangoes may protect against breast, colon cancer
Mango lovers have a new reason to savour their favourite fruit - it has been found to protect against colon and breast cancer. ANI

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