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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 June 10, 2009

Kids at higher risk from traffic pollution particles than previously thought
Children may be at higher risk of developing a range of respiratory disorders from microscopic particles in traffic pollution than was previously thought, according to early findings from a major study in London.he study, led by Professor Jonathan Grigg, shows that the lung capacity of 8- and 9-year-olds is five percent lower than the national average. ANI

New Book debunks myth that calcium supplements prevent osteoporosis
The age-old belief that drinking milk and taking calcium supplements can improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis may just be a myth, for a new book suggests so. ANI

Traffic noise sends mens BP soaring, not womens!
Traffic noise increases the risk of high blood pressure in men, a new study has shown. ANI

Sleep apnea linked to sleepwalking, hallucinations
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are likely to experience parasomnia symptoms such as sleepwalking, hallucinations and acting out their dreams, a new study has found. ANI

Early bedtime may keep teens away from depression, suicidal thoughts
Teens whose parents pack them off to bed early are less likely to become depressed or have suicidal thoughts than their peers who stay up much later, a new study shows. ANI

Botox jabs help improve quality of life for people with overactive bladders
Besides banishing wrinkles, Botox injections can significantly improve peoples quality of life if they suffer from another problem that increases with age, an overactive bladder (OAB). ANI

Britains first homoeopathic products labelling may be illegal, warn senior scientists
A senior British scientist says that the labelling for the first homoeopathic product to get a licence from the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) should be illegal, as they breach Unfair Trading regulations. ANI

Scientists unveil new accurate diagnostic test for swine flu
Scientists have come up with a fast and cost-effective way to detect the emerging H1N1 swine-derived influenza A virus in human clinical samples using standard lab equipment. ANI

Prickly pear may help fight obesity
Prickly pear may be the key to people losing weight, says a new study. ANI

Poor sleep quality raises death risk
Researchers have found a link between poor sleep quality and increased risk of death. ANI

Scientists uncover mechanism that may help fight birth defects
In what may offer clues to birth defects, scientists at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have shown that retinoic acid-a metabolite produced from vitamin A (retinol)-controls the development of forelimbs but not hindlimbs, and that it is not responsible for differentiation of the parts. ANI

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