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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 4, 2009

Periodontal disease bacterium may reactivate latent HIV-1
Japanese researchers suggest that periodontal disease may act as a risk factor for reactivating latent HIV-1 in affected individuals. ANI

Lipstick can help save elderly womens lives!
They add colour to your face, give teeth an extra reason to sparkle, and now researchers are adding one more benefit under lipsticks belt - the god-sent cosmetic item can save the lives of elderly women. ANI

Late-night shift work ups cancer risk
Late-night shift work may increase the risks of developing cancer, says a new study. ANI

Soon, breastmilk test to detect early breast cancer risk
Nursing mothers breast milk might one day help assess future breast cancer risk, say researchers. ANI

Nicotine may affect bodily processes more broadly than earlier thought
Brown University scientists have found that nicotine is not only addictive, but it also has the ability to interfere with several cellular interactions in the body. ANI

Smoking mums babies at increased Sudden Infant Death Syndrome risk
Babies born to mothers who smoke are more likely to be slower to wake or respond to stimulation - and this might explain their raised risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). ANI

Sports drink consumption causes tooth erosion
Sports drinks may boost your performance on the pitch, but they wont repeat the act for your sparkling smile, say scientists. ANI

Angry, sad, anxious mums likely to give unhealthy food to kids
A new study from Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has revealed that mothers with many negative thoughts and feelings are likely to give unhealthy food to their kids. ANI

Partners characteristics may help predict STD risks
University of Florida researchers say that it is possible to predict a persons risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) by looking at his/her partners behaviour. ANI

Angry, sad, anxious mums likely to give unhealthy food to kids
A new study from Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has revealed that mothers with many negative thoughts and feelings are likely to give unhealthy food to their kids. ANI

Nicotine may affect bodily processes more broadly than earlier thought
Brown University scientists have found that nicotine is not only addictive, but it also has the ability to interfere with several cellular interactions in the body. ANI

Smoking mums babies at increased Sudden Infant Death Syndrome risk
Babies born to mothers who smoke are more likely to be slower to wake or respond to stimulation - and this might explain their raised risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). ANI

Sports drink consumption causes tooth erosion
Sports drinks may boost your performance on the pitch, but they wont repeat the act for your sparkling smile, say scientists. ANI

Partners characteristics may help predict STD risks
University of Florida researchers say that it is possible to predict a persons risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) by looking at his/her partners behaviour. ANI

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