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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 September 4, 2008

Pine bark naturally reduces knee osteoarthritis symptoms
Pycnogenol, bark extract from the French maritime pine tree, may help reduce overall knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms, according to a new study. ANI

Pine bark naturally reduces knee osteoarthritis symptoms
Pycnogenol, bark extract from the French maritime pine tree, may help reduce overall knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms, according to a new study. ANI

Blood fingerprints can serve as biomarkers for cancer, diabetes
In a revolutionary discovery, scientists have found that Serum microRNAs (miRNAs) in the blood can act as efficient fingerprints for detecting diseases including cancer and diabetes, says a new research. ANI

Exercise can help mums beat the blues both during and after pregnancy
A regular exercise regime during pregnancy can not only help expecting mothers with their body image, but also protect them from depression, says a new study. ANI

Identical twins suffering from leukaemia recover and return to school
A pair of twins who have spent over seven years suffering from leukaemia have finally recovered from the disease completely, and returned to school ANI

New methods identify, manipulate newborn cells in Parkinsons patients
Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centres Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Lund University in Sweden have developed new methods that may help in identifying and manipulating newborn cells to replace those lost to Parkinsons disease. ANI

Acupuncture holds promise for women with fertility problems
A new study at the University of Virginia Health System has shown that acupuncture could be an effective therapy for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). ANI

New discovery may offer treatment for hemorrhagic fever
Scientists at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified a major biochemical link in the process by which the Ebola Zaire virus infects cells - a finding that may provide potential treatment for hemorrhagic fever. ANI

Animal model may offer treatment for chronic stress
Scientists at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, have created an animal model that shows how chronic stress affects behaviour, physiology and reproduction. ANI

High protein breakfast helps dieters feel full all day long
Higher protein breakfast may help dieters retain fullness throughout the day, according to a new study. ANI

Unique nano-droplets may revolutionise cancer therapy
Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) say that they have devised a way to make unique nanoscale droplets that can pave the way for a potential new cancer treatment. ANI

Taller men more prone to prostate cancer risk
Your tallness might be giving you an edge over others, but the leggy factor may put men at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer, according to British researchers. ANI

Cholesterol drugs lower stroke risk in elderly, finds Indian researcher
Elderly people who have had a stroke or mini-stroke benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs just as much as younger people in the same situation, according to a new research led by an Indian-origin scientist. ANI

Loneliness hits both health and mental well-being
Loneliness not only disrupts abilities, will power and perseverance, but also key cellular processes deep within the human body, according to a new research. ANI

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