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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 25, 2009

Ramadoss advocates National Alcohol Policy
Union Health Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss today advocated for formulating a National Alcohol Policy to stop the health and social problems generating out of it. ANI

Long hours put workers at dementia risk
Long working hours can raise the risk of dementia, a new study has warned. ANI

Diabetics likely to be depressed during, after pregnancy
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health have found that pregnant women and new moms with diabetes are likely to become depressed, putting both themselves and baby at risk. ANI

Physical fitness improves spatial memory in older adults
Older adults who are physically fit have better spatial memory than those who are less healthy, says a new study. ANI

Even a little alcohol raises cancer risk in women
Drinking alcohol - even low amounts - raises the risk of certain cancers in women, according to a new study. ANI

Yoga cuts depression by half in breast cancer patients
Yoga not only provides emotional benefits to women with breast cancer, but also reduces their chances of depression, says a new study. ANI

Being fat as deadly as being a smoker
Obese teenagers run the same risk of premature death in adulthood as people who smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day, according to a new study. ANI

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