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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 9, 2010

Now, a model to estimate Pakistan's recovery from floodwater
The recent flood in Pakistan is the most horrendous disaster in the recent times, which has left the already ravaging economy craving for help from the squares of the world. ANI

Working in shifts can cause cancer
Working in shifts could cause cancer, says a new study. ANI

Fish-oil components can treat chronic illness?
A new study has been undertaken to find out how healthful natural compounds known as Omega 3 fatty acids, which are found in fishes like salmon and albacore, help us protect against chronic diseases. ANI

Mummy tattoos offer clues to ancient acupuncture-like healing therapy
Experts have identified that mysterious circle tattoos on a Peruvian mummy contained burned plant material-a feat that sheds light on a possible ancient healing practice that may have been based on similar principles to acupuncture. ANI

A cuppa thrice a day can 'protect against heart attacks'
Just three cups of tea in a day are enough to protect you against heart attacks and stroke, claim researchers. ANI

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