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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 May 22, 2010

Food insecurity ups weight gain, complications risk during pregnancy
Food insecurity, a persons inability to obtain adequate amounts of food due to resource constraints, can lead to greater weight gain and increased complications during a womans pregnancy, according to a new study. ANI

Prenatal exposure to plastic chemical linked to breast cancer
Adult women who were exposed prenatally to bisphenol-A (BPA, a chemical commonly used in plastic food containers) or diethylstilbestrol (DES) could be at increased risk of breast cancer, according to a new study in mice. ANI

Removing HIVs invisibility cloak may help defeat the virus
A new research has suggested that removing a chemical invisibility cloak that makes HIV-infected cells look healthy might be the key to defeating the virus. ANI

Type 2 diabetes increases risk of 24 cancers
People who have type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for developing 24 types of cancer, according to a new study. ANI

Spicing the meat reduces cancer risk
Applying spices to beef not just enhances its taste but can also cut down your risk of cancer, suggests a new study. ANI

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