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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 December 29, 2009

Rush to a dentist for an HIV test!
American dentists are now offering saliva tests that can detect HIV within minutes. ANI

Dramatic rise in drug-resistant urinary tract infections worldwide
Experts have raised concerns over a dramatic increase in the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, responsible for causing urinary tract infections. ANI

Molecule discovery good news for prostate cancer sufferers
People with prostate cancer have been offered new hope after researchers at University of Pennsylvania discovered a molecule that appears to target the tumours.he researchers found that the monoclonal antibody seems to act against the disease in both its early and advanced stages. ANI

Childhood tobacco smoke exposure leads to early emphysema in adulthood
Kids who are regularly exposed to tobacco smoke at home tend to develop early emphysema in adulthood, according to researchers at Columbia Universitys Mailman School of Public Health. ANI

How mushroom cancer drug works
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered how a promising cancer drug, first discovered in a mushroom commonly used in Chinese medicine, works. ANI

Doctored music may ease tinnitus suffering
For people suffering from tinnitus, listening to music may spell the end for their pain, say researchers. ANI

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