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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 31, 2010

Radon in residential buildings can cause lung cancer
Radon, a radioactive, colourless, odourless, tasteless noble gas present in residential buildings, has been found to contribute to the deaths of patients suffering from lung cancer. ANI

Misinformation about antibiotics spreads quickly via Twitter
A new study has revealed that misinformation about antibiotics can travel to large audience through social networking sites like Twitter. ANI

Chocolate bar a day cuts risk of stroke and heart disease
Heres some happy news for chocolate lovers: A bar of the sweet treat can slash your risk of heart disease and stroke by 39 per cent, according to an expert. ANI

Ontarios South, West Asian women least likely to gain access to a doc
Ontarios South and West Asian or Arab women report most difficulty in finding a doctor and getting an appointment, claims a new study. ANI

Uric acid levels, obesity, alcohol use among factors linked to womens gout risk?
Women with serum uric acid levels over 5 mg/dl have a significantly lower risk of developing gout than men, Boston University School of Medicine have discovered. ANI

Why people forget to take their medicines
Remembering to take a daily medication is apparently a tough task for many. Now, researchers have pointed out the reason behind the forgetfulness. ANI

Orange juice suppresses oxidative stress from high-fat, high-carb meal
Flavonoids in orange juice neutralize the oxidative and inflammatory stress generated by high-fat, high-carb meals and help prevent blood vessel damage, claims a new study. ANI

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