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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 March 24, 2010

Brit docs call for smoking ban in cars, parks
A number of British doctors have called for smoking to be banned in cars and parks in order to protect children. ANI

Orthorexia, obsession with too much healthy food may be lethal
Experts are ringing warning bells for those dangerously obsessed with eating healthy, adding they may have a disorder called orthorexia. ANI

Leptin therapy shows promise for diabetes
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that using leptin alone in place of standard insulin therapy could abate symptoms of type 1 diabetes. ANI

HIV patients at increased community acquired MRSA infection risk
A new study has shown that HIV-infected patients are at a markedly increased risk for community acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections. ANI

Now, form of insulin that can be orally inhaled
Diabetics who hate being injected for their insulin dose can now heave a sigh of relief - a new form of insulin has been developed that can be inhaled. ANI

Chemotherapy-synthetic compound combo may prevent pancreatic cancers
Chemotherapy in combination with a synthetic compound- JP1201- which mimics the action of a naturally occurring death-promoting protein found in cells, can dramatically reduce human pancreatic cancer cells, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. ANI

Tequila plant may help fight osteoporosis
An ingredient in the plant that gave the world tequila may help protect against osteoporosis and other diseases, suggests a news study. ANI

Aspirin a day cuts breast cancer risk
A new study has shown that postmenopausal women who take aspirin and other analgesics (known as painkillers) regularly have lower estrogen levels, which could contribute to a decreased risk of breast or ovarian cancer. ANI

Hair dye, smoking increase progressive liver disease risk
A new research has suggested that hair dye and smoking both increase the risk of progressive liver disease. ANI

Barbecue sauces good for health
Heres a good news for those who cant wait to fire up the grill - a new study has shown that popular barbecue sauces could do more than just please the taste buds. ANI

Hand sanitizers better than handwashing
Hand sanitizers containing ethanol have been proven to work better against the common cold than washing hands with soap and water in a new study. ANI

Optimism good for bodys immune system
Optimism may be good for your health, say researchers, claiming that feeling better about the future might help you feel better for real. ANI

Turmeric may delay liver damage and cirrhosis
Adding a pinch of turmeric in your meal can delay the liver damage that eventually causes cirrhosis, says a new research. ANI

High dietary phosphate intake may increase skin cancer risk
A new study by researchers at Emory University School of Medicine has revealed that a high intake of phosphates may promote tumor development and contribute to tumor growth in skin cancer, while restricting phosphate intake may help prevent cancer. ANI

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