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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 24, 2009

Manmohan Singhs heart operation successful
The redo (repeat) by-pass surgery on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has been successful and his condition is stable. ANI

How cancer-promoting gene accelerates the disease
Scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) say that they have found out a new mechanism whereby a much-studied cancer-promoting gene accelerates the disease. ANI

Kids with inflammatory bowel disease have high folate levels: Study
Researchers from University of California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley have found that children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have higher concentrations of folate in their blood. ANI

UK scientists to seek approval for human trials of stem-cell blindness therapy
British scientists will seek the approval of concerned authorities for beginning human trials of an embryonic stem-cell therapy for the commonest cause of blindness this year. ANI

Even moderate weight loss cuts heart disease risk
Even a moderate weight reduction in fat individuals could save them a lifetime of health troubles, especially heart disease, says a new study. ANI

Fainting is the most common in-flight medical emergency
Fainting is the most common in-flight medical emergency followed by stomach upsets, a German study suggests. ANI

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