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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 21, 2009

Health Ministrys consultative body reviews NRHM progress
The Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare met here on Tuesday to review the progress of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in various states. ANI

Scientists have overestimated the risks from epidurals and spinal anaesthetics
The risks of severe complications linked with epidurals and spinal anaesthetics are exaggerated, according to a study. ANI

Diabetics can control blood sugar by consuming low glycemic index diet
Patients with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes can effectively control their blood glucose levels by following a low glycemic index diet, according to a new study. ANI

Kolkata takes first step towards preserving umbilical cord blood
Parents often search for the perfect gift for their children. Well, here is the opportunity to give your baby a gift of a lifetime - bank his or her cord blood at birth. This gift would ensure treatment against diseases like leukemia, Alzheimer, breast cancer, diabetes and Parkinsons for your baby in future. ANI

School-based physical activity benefits even if it doesnt help lose weight
Cochrane Researchers have found that school-based physical activity have positive outcomes despite having little effect on childrens weight or the amount of exercise they do outside of school. ANI

Abnormal heart function reduces exercise capacity
Abnormal heart function greatly reduces a persons ability to exercise, according to a new study. ANI

Magnesium sulphate therapy cuts preemies cerebral palsy risk
Giving magnesium sulphate to woman at risk of pre-term birth can significantly reduce the risk of cerebral palsy in infants, according to a new study. ANI

Antidepressant may benefit elderly with generalized anxiety disorder
Researchers from Washington University, St. Louis, have found that a drug commonly used to treat depression can benefit older adults with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). ANI

Robotic aid as safe in key-hole gallbladder removal as human assistance
A Cochrane Review has concluded that the aid of a robotic assistant while removing a patients gallbladder through key-hole surgery is as safe as working with a human assistant. ANI

Experimental drug turns on tumour suppressor gene to halt cancer cell growth
A study conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers has shown that an experimental drug can turn on a powerful tumour suppressor gene to halt the growth of cancer cells. ANI

Even fake acupuncture benefits patients with headaches and migraines
Acupuncture can benefit patients with headaches and migraines, even when the needles are put in the wrong place, according to two separate systematic reviews by Cochrane researchers. ANI

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