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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 9, 2009

Enzyme therapy may slow deterioration of kidney function
Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with agalsidase alfa may slow deterioration of kidney function in men with Fabry disease, provided the treatment is started early, suggests a new study. ANI

Three pegs a day double risk of getting shakes in later life
People who drink an average of three units of alcohol a day double their risk of involuntary shakes in later life, say researchers. ANI

Enzyme therapy may slow deterioration of kidney function
Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with agalsidase alfa may slow deterioration of kidney function in men with Fabry disease, provided the treatment is started early, suggests a new study. ANI

Three pegs a day double risk of getting shakes in later life
People who drink an average of three units of alcohol a day double their risk of involuntary shakes in later life, say researchers. ANI

Wi-fi technology can give children cancer
Use of wireless internet in schools could cause cancer or make pupils sterile later in life, warn UK teachers. ANI

Chinese slimming capsules may cause insomnia, dyspnea
Taking Chinese slimming capsules as herbal food supplements comes with health risks, says a new study. ANI

Crowded cities dramatically raise second hand smoke exposure risk
A new study has found that more than 50 percent of non-smokers in New York have elevated levels of cotinine in their blood, which means that they were recently exposed to toxic second-hand smoke in concentrations high enough to leave residues in the body. ANI

Chinese slimming capsules may cause insomnia, dyspnea
Taking Chinese slimming capsules as herbal food supplements comes with health risks, says a new study. ANI

Crowded cities dramatically raise second hand smoke exposure risk
A new study has found that more than 50 percent of non-smokers in New York have elevated levels of cotinine in their blood, which means that they were recently exposed to toxic second-hand smoke in concentrations high enough to leave residues in the body. ANI

Wi-fi technology can give children cancer
Use of wireless internet in schools could cause cancer or make pupils sterile later in life, warn UK teachers. ANI

How social networking sites offer support to those trying to shed pounds
Apart from helping friends stay connected, social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace can also provide moral and nutritional support for people trying to lose weight. ANI

Soybean may help cut menopause effects
Soy aglycons of isoflavone (SAI), a group of soybean constituent chemicals, may help reduce menopause effects, say researchers. ANI

Soy may help treat canine cancer
A new study from North Carolina State University has revealed that soy may help in treating canine cancers. ANI

Lack of sunshine vitamin raises inflammation risk in women
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation, a negative response of the immune system, even in healthy women, a new study has found. ANI

Heartburn pills of no help against asthma
Heartburn medications are often prescribed to people with poorly controlled asthma, however, the treatment has been found ineffective in reducing asthmatic symptoms, say researchers. ANI

Parkinsons disease medication may trigger compulsive gambling, hypersexuality
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that medications recommended to patients suffering from Parkinsons disease may trigger destructive behaviours, such as compulsive gambling or hypersexuality. ANI

Acupressure wristbands can ease nausea during cancer treatment
A new type of acupressure wristbands may offer a safe and cost effective way to keep nausea from affecting cancer patients while receiving radiation treatment, say researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center. ANI

Good energy burning fat exists in adults too
American scientists have shown that adults too have a type of good fat that is generally thought to be present only in babies and children. ANI

How social networking sites offer support to those trying to shed pounds
Apart from helping friends stay connected, social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace can also provide moral and nutritional support for people trying to lose weight. ANI

Soybean may help cut menopause effects
Soy aglycons of isoflavone (SAI), a group of soybean constituent chemicals, may help reduce menopause effects, say researchers. ANI

Soy may help treat canine cancer
A new study from North Carolina State University has revealed that soy may help in treating canine cancers. ANI

Heartburn pills of no help against asthma
Heartburn medications are often prescribed to people with poorly controlled asthma, however, the treatment has been found ineffective in reducing asthmatic symptoms, say researchers. ANI

Parkinsons disease medication may trigger compulsive gambling, hypersexuality
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that medications recommended to patients suffering from Parkinsons disease may trigger destructive behaviours, such as compulsive gambling or hypersexuality. ANI

Acupressure wristbands can ease nausea during cancer treatment
A new type of acupressure wristbands may offer a safe and cost effective way to keep nausea from affecting cancer patients while receiving radiation treatment, say researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center. ANI

Lack of sunshine vitamin raises inflammation risk in women
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation, a negative response of the immune system, even in healthy women, a new study has found. ANI

Vitamin D supplementation may worsen autoimmune disease
Low levels of vitamin D in patients with autoimmune disease may be a result rather than a cause of the disease, and supplementing with this nutrient may worsen a patients condition, according to a review. ANI

Vitamin D supplementation may worsen autoimmune disease
Low levels of vitamin D in patients with autoimmune disease may be a result rather than a cause of the disease, and supplementing with this nutrient may worsen a patients condition, according to a review. ANI

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