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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 4, 2010

Food allergies linked to higher risk of asthma attacks
A new study has revealed that individuals with food allergies are more likely to have asthma attacks. ANI

Afro-American women 'lack desire to breastfeed'
African American women are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding, primarily due to a lack of desire and lack of self-efficacy, according to new research. ANI

Toddlers can reach kitchen countertop and risk getting burnt
A new study has revealed that most toddlers can reach as high as a kitchen countertop, putting them at risk for severe burns from hot liquids. ANI

Diet rich in walnuts, walnut oil can fight stress
If daily stress is taking a toll on your health, its time to eat walnuts, as they help fight stress, says a new study. ANI

New bowel cancer test to be rolled out soon
A new test for bowel cancer that could save 3,000 lives a year, would soon become a part of the national screening programme in UK. ANI

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