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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 16, 2009

Low-risk prostate cancer patients may have good clinical outcomes by avoiding immediate treatment
A new study suggests that opting not to receive immediate treatment may be safe for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, and who are at minimal risk of cancer progression, if they are closely monitored. ANI

Painful nerve condition may be treated by blocking protein
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have for the first time identified a gene that pulls the plug on ailing nerve cell branches from within the nerve cell, which may trigger the painful condition known as neuropathy. ANI

Peanuts cure kids of allergies
In a breakthrough study, scientists from Duke University Medical Centre and Arkansas Childrens Hospital have successfully cured peanut allergy by building up childrens tolerance to the oval-shaped nut. ANI

Natural antibodies may pave way for effective HIV vaccine
Scientists at The Rockefeller University say that they have identified a diverse team of antibodies in slow-progressing HIV patients, which can knock down the virus. ANI

Fat controller found in the gut
A team of American scientists has discovered a fat controller in the gut that may help fight obesity. ANI

Viagra has sent 109 people to their graves so far
Viagra has landed 109 people in their graves, say reports. ANI

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