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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 March 1, 2009

Heart disease, hypertension, diabetes affect 20 pct of Chinese
Chronic illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes have affected 20 percent of Chinese, says a survey. ANI

Cough, cold medicines bad for kids
Kids should not be given over-the-counter cough and cold medicines because they are ineffective and can be harmful. ANI

Cochlear implant surgery is safe for the elderly
Healthy elderly patients with severe to profound hearing loss can undergo a surgical procedure to receive cochlear implants with minimal risk, says an Indian-origin researcher. ANI

Artificial disc replacement often works better than spinal fusion surgery
American spine surgeons say that artificial disc replacement often works better than spinal fusion surgery. ANI

Rotator cuff repair surgery provides long-term pain relief, improves shoulder functions
A rotator cuff repair surgery can help significantly reduce pain and improve shoulder functions, even after a tear recurrence, according to a new study. ANI

How to stay healthy - the Barbie way
As Barbie gears up to celebrate her 50th birthday, an American researcher weighs in on what the doll with hourglass curves did to boost her health. ANI

Two glasses of milk a day can help prevent Alzheimers
Just two glasses of milk a day can help prevent Alzheimers disease in old age, suggests a new study. ANI

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