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Genetic mutation can cause multiple sclerosis, say scientists

Multiple sclerosis is known to run in certain families, but attempts to find genes linked to the disease have been elusive.

Biological bad luck blamed in two-thirds of cancer cases

Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations and not heredity or risky habits like smoking.

High-sugar diet of fathers can lead to obesity in kids

 A study has revealed that high- sugar diet consumed by father can also lead to obesity in kids.

Cellulite facts worth knowing

Cellulite, the fat beneath the skin that looks more like an orange peel, can plague women no end -- but not many are aware of the facts associated with the unwanted fat deposits.

Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expression

Everyone has the same set of genes and it is difficult to determine which genes are heritable or controlled by your DNA versus those that may be affected by the environment. Now, no more.

Obese women may pass health risks on to grandkids

Researchers have found that the offspring of obese mothers may be spared health problems linked to obesity, while their own children then inherit them.