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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 April 21, 2009

1 in 10 youth gamers addicted to video games
Nearly one in 10 kids and teens who play video games show behavioral signs that may indicate addiction, a new study has found. ANI

Presence of healthy food can lead to unhealthy choices
A new study has shown that even in the presence of healthy food people are likely to opt for unhealthy choices. ANI

Keeping up with the Joneses can drive you to kill yourself
People who compare their income with that of others are more likely to be depressed and less satisfied with their lives, a new study has found. ANI

1 in 10 youth gamers addicted to video games
Nearly one in 10 kids and teens who play video games show behavioral signs that may indicate addiction, a new study has found. ANI

Presence of healthy food can lead to unhealthy choices
A new study has shown that even in the presence of healthy food people are likely to opt for unhealthy choices. ANI

Keeping up with the Joneses can drive you to kill yourself
People who compare their income with that of others are more likely to be depressed and less satisfied with their lives, a new study has found. ANI

Abstinence key to survive alcohol-related liver disease
Researchers have confirmed what many people already knew: abstinence is the only way to survive severe alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver. ANI

News coverage of trans fat makes shoppers stay away from certain products
News coverage detailing harmful effects of trans fat, along with labelling information, could prompt shoppers to stay away from short-term purchases of foods high in trans fat, according to a new study. ANI

Eggs are your best buddies when it comes to calorie management
Eating eggs for breakfast can help adults manage hunger and reduce calorie consumption throughout the day, according to a new research on breakfast choices. ANI

Family history raises asthma risk up to six times
Asthma risk is up to six times higher for those with a strong family history, says a new study. ANI

Psoriasis linked to diabetes, high BP in women
Women with psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, are at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), says a new study. ANI

Low-sugar drinks can help stem obesity, diabetes epidemics, say experts
Experts from the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have called for new class of low-sugar drinks to help stem obesity and diabetes epidemics. ANI

Breastfeeding cuts mums heart attack, stroke risk
It is known that breastfeeding is important for babies health. But now, a new study has shown that nursing is equally vital for mothers health. ANI

Low-sugar drinks can help stem obesity, diabetes epidemics, say experts
Experts from the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have called for new class of low-sugar drinks to help stem obesity and diabetes epidemics. ANI

Breastfeeding cuts mums heart attack, stroke risk
It is known that breastfeeding is important for babies health. But now, a new study has shown that nursing is equally vital for mothers health. ANI

Grapefruit juice boosts anti-cancer drugs effects
Grapefruit juice boosts the anti-cancer effects of the drug rapamycin, a new study has found. ANI

Grapefruit juice boosts anti-cancer drugs effects
Grapefruit juice boosts the anti-cancer effects of the drug rapamycin, a new study has found. ANI

Anxiety increases pain intensity, disability
People with high levels of anxiety due to chronic pain exhibit more emotional distress and disability, say researchers. ANI

Anxiety increases pain intensity, disability
People with high levels of anxiety due to chronic pain exhibit more emotional distress and disability, say researchers. ANI

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