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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 8, 2010

US life expectancy below developed worlds' despite double healthcare spend
Despite spending twice as much on healthcare than other countries, the life expectancy rate in the US is considerably low, a new study has revealed. ANI

Salmonella alert over raw bean sprouts
Eating raw bean sprouts could be dangerous for your health, say scientists. ANI

Large waist size linked to higher diabetes rates among Americans
A new study has indicated that a higher rate of diabetes seen among adult Americans when compared to peers in England is explained primarily by a larger waist size rather than conventional risk factors such as obesity. ANI

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