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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 23, 2009

Prison time hits families as badly as inmates
In the first known study of its kind, researchers at the University of Michigan have found that people with a family member or friend in prison or jail suffer worse physical and mental health and more stress and depressive symptoms than those without a loved one behind bars. ANI

Media overlooks health contexts of DUI cases among young celebrities
Though drinking and driving (DUI) arrests of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan stir up a news storm, little attention is paid to the health consequences, according to a new study. ANI

Media overlooks health contexts of DUI cases among young celebrities
Though drinking and driving (DUI) arrests of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan stir up a news storm, little attention is paid to the health consequences, according to a new study. ANI

Media overlooks health contexts of DUI cases among young celebrities
Though drinking and driving (DUI) arrests of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan stir up a news storm, little attention is paid to the health consequences, according to a new study. ANI

Prison time hits families as badly as inmates
In the first known study of its kind, researchers at the University of Michigan have found that people with a family member or friend in prison or jail suffer worse physical and mental health and more stress and depressive symptoms than those without a loved one behind bars. ANI

Media overlooks health contexts of DUI cases among young celebrities
Though drinking and driving (DUI) arrests of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan stir up a news storm, little attention is paid to the health consequences, according to a new study. ANI

Media overlooks health contexts of DUI cases among young celebrities
Though drinking and driving (DUI) arrests of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan stir up a news storm, little attention is paid to the health consequences, according to a new study. ANI

Media overlooks health contexts of DUI cases among young celebrities
Though drinking and driving (DUI) arrests of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan stir up a news storm, little attention is paid to the health consequences, according to a new study. ANI

It takes kids an hours exercise to burn off a packet of chips
It takes only few minutes for an eight-year-old to scoff down a small packet of chips. But guess how much exercise theyd have to do to work it off? Well, according to a new study, an hour. ANI

Favourite characters on TV shows can drive away feelings of loneliness, rejection
Illusionary relationships with characters and personalities on favourite TV shows can provide people with feelings of belonging, even in the face of low self esteem or after being rejected by friends or family members, says a new study. ANI

Mouth ulcer gels unsafe for kids, say experts
Children under the age of 16 should not be given mouth ulcer and teething treatments containing salicylate salts, British experts have warned. ANI

Diabetes, obesity, hypertension up mortality in hepatitis C patients
Type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension are associated with overall and liver related mortality in hepatitis C (HCV) infected patients, a new research has claimed. ANI

Diabetes, obesity, hypertension up mortality in hepatitis C patients
Type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension are associated with overall and liver related mortality in hepatitis C (HCV) infected patients, a new research has claimed. ANI

Vitamin D deficiency linked to asthmatic severity in kids
Vitamin D deficiency can exacerbate asthmatic symptoms in children, says a new study. ANI

Mouth ulcer gels unsafe for kids, say experts
Children under the age of 16 should not be given mouth ulcer and teething treatments containing salicylate salts, British experts have warned. ANI

Vitamin D deficiency linked to asthmatic severity in kids
Vitamin D deficiency can exacerbate asthmatic symptoms in children, says a new study. ANI

Hormone therapy may protect women from colorectal cancer
A team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic scientists has found that hormone therapy use is linked to a significantly lower colorectal cancer risk. ANI

Liquid calories more to be blamed for weight gain
Want to shed those extra pounds? Well, then focus more on what you drink than what you eat, a new study suggests. ANI

100 percent fruit juice lowers obesity, stroke risk
A glass of 100 percent juice every morning can lower the risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome - a cluster of conditions that increases risk for stroke, heart disease and diabetes, concludes a new study. ANI

Chewing gum can boost teens academic performance
A new study has given students the perfect excuse to chew gum in classrooms: the mouth-exerciser can boost academic performance of teenagers. ANI

Teens use cannabis for relief, not to get high
Teens who smoke cannabis on a regular basis use it as a medication, rather than as a means of getting high, a new study has found. ANI

Ulcer drugs with ibuprofen may offer Alzheimers treatment
A new study has revealed that common ulcer drugs when combined with an anti-inflammatory medication can offer a potential treatment for Alzheimers disease. ANI

Molecular key to successful blood stem cell transplants identified
Researchers at University of British Columbia have identified a molecular key that has the potential to increase the success of blood stem cell transplants. ANI

Grapes keep your heart hale and hearty
A new study in rats has suggested that eating grapes could help in fighting high blood pressure and could also reduce other cardiovascular risks and heart muscle damage. ANI

Molecular key to successful blood stem cell transplants identified
Researchers at University of British Columbia have identified a molecular key that has the potential to increase the success of blood stem cell transplants. ANI

Grapes keep your heart hale and hearty
A new study in rats has suggested that eating grapes could help in fighting high blood pressure and could also reduce other cardiovascular risks and heart muscle damage. ANI

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