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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 14, 2009

Special joint committee meets to review swine flu situation in India
A meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee constituted by Union Health Ministry was held in national capital on Sunday to chart the potential course of swine flu. ANI

Three test positive for swine flu; total reaches 20
A 29-year-old woman and her three-year-old child from Bangalore and a teenager from Jalandhar tested positive for H1N1 virus on Sunday, taking the overall swine flu cases in the country to 20. ANI

Now, soya sausage to beat the bulge
Researchers at the Rowett Institute, Aberdeen have come up with a healthy alternative for dieters who cant get enough of fried sausage and bacon, and giant plates of steak -soya sausage. ANI

Saffron-laced Indian cuisine can help fight eyesight loss
Saffron, the spice which is commonly used in Indian, Spanish and Italian cuisine, could hold the secret to preventing eye sight loss in old age, says a new study. ANI

Why fat is an essential part of human diet
Before you pledge to give up fatty food to shed those extra pounds, heres an important piece of advice - fat is actually an important part of the human diet. ANI

Chicken may harbour osteoarthritis cure
A new study led by Indian-origin scientist has shown that a natural chicken derivative can offer an effective cure for osteoarthritis (OA). ANI

Protein involved in leukemia plays mixed role in breast cancer development
A protein involved in the growth of some forms of leukemia has now been found to play a mixed role in breast cancer development, say researchers. ANI

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