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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 October 1, 2010

Women 'at cancer risk due to man-made chemicals in every home'
The surge in rates of breast cancer is due to the increased use of man-made chemicals that are found in every home, experts have warned. ANI

Poor kidney function linked to brain and heart problems
A new study has revealed that people with impaired kidney function are at a higher risk of future stroke than people with normal kidney function. ANI

HIV drug treatment doesn't reduce risk of partner infection
A new Chinese study has revealed that in married couples, where one partner is HIV-positive and the other is not, antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not lower the risk of HIV transmission to the uninfected partner. ANI

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