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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 July 8, 2009

Patients with uncontrolled hypertension respond well to treatment intensification
A new study has shown that patients with uncontrolled hypertension respond well to treatment intensification, regardless of their degree of adherence to anti-hypertensive medications. ANI

Iron supplements dont increase kids malaria risk
A new review by Cochrane Researchers suggests that iron supplements do not increase the likelihood of contracting malaria and should not be withheld from children at risk of the disease. ANI

Scientists exploring possibility of using Asian herbs to fight diabetes, obesity
A team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Chungbuk Oriental Medicine Center in South Korea are exploring the possibility of using Asian medicinal herbs to manage the global epidemic of Type II diabetes and obesity. ANI

First 16-patient, multicenter domino donor kidney transplant successfully completed
Johns Hopkins experts have successfully completed the first 16-patient, multicenter domino donor kidney transplant. ANI

Worrying about paying bills can make you fat
A new study has found that taking a lot of stress can cause people to pack on pounds. ANI

Low birth weight ups long-term respiratory problems risk
A new study has shown that infants who weigh less than five and a half pounds at birth often enter the world with a host of medical complications, including respiratory problems. ANI

Evidence of muscle rubs pain relieving effects not enough, say researchers
A systematic review by Cochrane Researchers says that there is a lack of proof using gels and creams containing rubefacients are helpful in treating chronic and acute pain. ANI

Jacksons death boosts public concern over prescription drug abuse risk
The massive media coverage around Michael Jacksons death has given a boost to public concern over the risks of prescription drug abuse, suggests a survey. ANI

Chinese herbs relieve side effects of endometriosis treatment
Chinese herbs have been found to be effective in relieving side effects of the endometriosis treatment, say researchers. ANI

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