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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 January 2, 2009

Broccoli can dramatically cut breast cancer risk
Eating broccoli can significantly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, say researchers. ANI

Scientists link premature births to mental illness
Researchers at Swedens Karolinska Institute have found a link between premature births and mental illness. ANI

Patterns of brain activity can help predict anxiety treatment success
American psychologists say that a network of emotion-regulating brain regions, implicated in the pathological worry that can grip patients with anxiety disorders, may also be used to predict whether a patient would benefit from treatment or not. ANI

MRI proving a great boon to back pain treatment, says report
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is providing an increasing number of clinical benefits when used in the evaluation of back pain, and additional technical developments may allow it to provide even more useful orthopaedic benefits in future, according to a research article. ANI

Study casts light on toxicity mechanism behind Parkinsons disease
Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have announced the identification of a mechanism behind the development of clumps of aggregated proteins inside cells, a hallmark of Parkinsons and other neurodegenerative diseases. ANI

Popular New Year resolutions improve sexual health
Finding it hard to stick to your New Year resolutions? Well, then heres something that would offer you the much-needed motivation: researchers have found that many popular pledges actually improve urologic or sexual health. ANI

Hair extensions can lead to baldness
Hair extensions, which are attached to real tresses with glue, can make women go bald, skin experts have warned. ANI

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