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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 February 14, 2009

Baba Ramdev comes out openly against on-screen smoking
Indian Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday came out openly against on-screen smoking and said it was wrong to support promotion of drugs in any form. ANI

Mysterious disease claims two dozen lives in Tripura
Health authorities have put Dhalai district in Tripura on high alert after nearly a dozen people died mysteriously in the last fortnight. ANI

Pollution-related asthma may be contracted in the womb
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests that pollution-related asthma may start in the womb. ANI

Shovelling down potato chips can increase heart disease risk
A study conducted in Poland suggests that shovelling down potato chips may increase the risk of heart disease. ANI

Mediterranean-style diet may help prevent prostate cancer
The traditional Cretan Mediterranean-style diet, based on a variety of plant foods, may help prevent prostate cancer, according to a review. ANI

Swimmers at public beaches at risk of staph infections: Study
People who like to go to public ocean beaches for swimming may increase their risk for potential staph infections, say researchers. ANI

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