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Watermelon effectively lowers BP
A pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. 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

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

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for August 25, 2008

Now, virtual reality treadmill for speedier recovery of stroke sufferers
Stroke and injury sufferers may now rely upon a novel technology a scientist at Portsmouth University for fast recovery - virtual reality treadmill. ANI

Acne drug may cause more abortions
Using the controversial acne drug Roaccutane could lead to more abortions, according to specialists. ANI

Probiotics health benefits can extend to the entire body
New research suggest that the health benefits of a probiotic bacterial strain of human origin called Bifidobacterium infantis 35624-known for its ability to modulate the inflammatory response in irritable bowel syndrome-extend to the entire body. ANI

Daily dose of aspirin prevents heart attacks in middle age people
A daily dose of aspirin can help prevent heart attacks in middle age people, say experts. ANI

Gene responsible for childhood cancer neuroblastoma identified
Scientists at Childrens Hospital have identified the gene responsible for inherited version of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. ANI

Antipsychotic medications up elderly patients death risk
A new study has found that elderly patients who are prescribed a conventional, or first-generation, antipsychotic medication are at an increased risk of death from cardiovascular or respiratory diseases as compared to those who take an atypical, or second-generation, antipsychotic medication. ANI

Indian-origin researchers aggressive cocktail shows promise for drug-resistant TB cure
An Indian-origin researchers in the U.S. says that a cure for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is possible with a combination of at least five drugs. ANI

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