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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 15, 2009

Global climate change may have pronounced effect on malaria parasites development
Given that temperature is an important factor in the spread of malaria, a Penn State entomologist has warned that global climate change may affect daily temperature variations, and thereby have a more pronounced effect on parasite development. ANI

Self-assembly of molecules may offer new therapeutic treatments
Northwestern University researchers have come up with an approach to deal with some of the major health problems-gather raw materials and then let them self-assemble into structures that can address a multitude of medical needs. ANI

New radioimmunotherapy offers promise to treat HIV infection, viral cancers
Yeshiva University scientists claim to have succeeded in piggybacking antibodies onto radioactive payloads so as to deliver doses of radiation that selectively target and destroy microbial and HIV-infected cells. ANI

Fresh vegetables, fruits cut diabetes risk
Researchers at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health have found that eating just one serving of green leafy vegetables or three servings of fruit a day reduces the risk of developing Type II diabetes. ANI

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