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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 August 20, 2009

Two die of Swine flu in Delhi
Health authorities in Delhi have confirmed two swine flu deaths on Thursday. ANI

Bird flu virus strain leaves survivors at increased Parkinsons disease risk
An animal study conducted by experts at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital has suggested that at least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at significantly increased risk for Parkinsons disease, and possibly other neurological problems later in life. ANI

Indian-origin researcher tells how silver can help revolutionise wound healing
An Indian-origin postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has come up with an experimental approach to wound healing that could take advantage of silvers anti-bacterial properties, while sidestepping the damage silver can cause to cells needed for healing. ANI

Scientists use titanium dioxide nanoparticles to kill cancer cells, sparing healthy ones
Scientists in America have developed a way to target brain cancer cells using inorganic titanium dioxide nanoparticles bonded to soft biological material. ANI

Half of drinkers unaware of sleep problems: UK study
A new British government poll has revealed that most people do not know that drinking too much of liquor affects a good nights sleep. ANI

MRI methods can show bone marrow stem cells viability as brain-repairing therapy
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have offered new hope for people with incurable neurodegenerative diseases like Huntingtons, Alzheimers, and Parkinsons by showing that the viability of stem cells created from a patients own bone marrow can be determined using MRI tracking methods. ANI

Veggies, whole grains could encourage cancer growth in some cases
A new study has cast doubt on the cancer-fighting power of antioxidants- found in many vegetables and whole grains - by showing that they can also help cancer cells to survive and thrive in some situations. ANI

Romantic candle-lit dinners can lead to cancer
A candle-lit dinner with your date may actually be harmful for the environment, and lead to cancer, suggests a new study. ANI

Longevity gene that enhances exercise performance found
In an animal study, researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) found gene therapy with a proven longevity gene to energize during exercise. ANI

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