Dieting Turns Teen Girls To Smokers – A Report

A new study conducted at the University of Florida has revealed that teen girls who are on dieting are twice as likely to start smoking on a regular basis, as compared to girls who may not be on diet.

Researchers analyzed about 8,000 teenage girls to watch their dieting and smoking routines.

They discovered that dieting did not have the equal effect on boys as it performed on girls.

Mildred Maldonado-Molina who led the study stated, “Dieting was a significant predictor of initiation of regular smoking among females.”

Belinda Stronach Goes Through Breast Cancer Treatment In US - Report

According to a recent report, Liberal MP Belinda Stronach, who is combating breast cancer, went to California last June for some of her breast cancer treatment.

Greg MacEachern, Stronach’s representative, told that the former cabinet minister had a later-stage surgical operation in the US after her Toronto physicians referred her.

Cancer Specialist Abeloff Dead At 65

Baltimore: Dr. Martin D. Abeloff, an authority on the breast cancer treatment and chief oncologist at Johns Hopkins, died on Friday in Baltimore. He was 65 years old.

Mr. Abeloff guided the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University for the last 15 years.

Vanessa Wasta, a representative for the cancer center said that Abeloff’s death followed a fight with leukemia, a type of cancer.

Wasta added that his leukemia was growing slowly, but his condition got worsened this past spring.

Alan Trounson Is The New CIRM Head

Alan O. Trounson, embryonic stem cell research and invitro fertilization specialist, from Australia, has been nominated as president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), that is at the top of California’s stem cell program worth $3 billion.

Mr. Trounson has a glorious record in research & investigation, management skills and confronting Australia's controversial politics circling embryonic stem cell research.

Trounson is well-known through-out the world for his work in stem cell investigation and human fertilization.

Tata To Roll Out 2.5 Lakh Cars In 2007; Plans To Increase Prod Cap By Next Few Years

Singur: Nirupam Sen, West Bengal Minister for Commerce and Industry said that Tata Motors is all set to roll out 2.50 lakh units from the small car project by the coming year (2008), and the production capacity is expected to reach 3.50 lakh in the next few years.

Mr. Sen told a CPM public meeting in Singur, “I hope that next year, the first year of its production, 2.50 lakh small cars will roll out of the Tata Motors project here and the figure will reach 3.50 lakh in the coming years.”

Birth Control Pill Can Slash Cancer Risk In Women – A Study

A new research showed that using the birth control pill cut down the overall woman’s risk of developing cancer.

A study at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland analyzed records from a 36-year study, which discovered that any increased risk of breast and cervical cancer related to the use of pill seems to be wiped out by long-term protection from other types of cancers.

The cancer risk was up to 12% lower among those women who had used up the contraceptive pill.


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