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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 5, 2009

Insulin pumps: Matching your insulin to your lifestyle
Six years ago, the use of insulin pumps, a diabetes treatment device that promised to give insulin-dependent diabetics a normal lifestyle free from constant insulin injections, found few takers in India. The reason was the prohibitive cost. ANI

Blind mole rat may serve as living tumour in cancer research
Studies on how blind mole rats survive very low oxygen environments can help win fight against cancer, say researchers. ANI

Stem cell breakthrough may offer new therapies for various incurable diseases
A group of scientists in Sydney have achieved a breakthrough in using adult stem cells to re-grow damaged muscle tissue in mice, and thereby moved a step closer to realising a potential new therapy for incurable diseases like muscular dystrophy. ANI

Microbicide gel prevents female monkeys from contracting HIV-like virus
University of Minnesota researchers in Minneapolis say that a microbicide gel made from glycerol monolaurate, an ingredient in some foods and cosmetics, has shown some promise in protecting female monkeys from contracting an HIV-like virus. ANI

Obesity ups risk of knee, hip replacement
Being fat can increase the risk of primary joint replacement in patients with osteoarthritis, a new study suggests. ANI

Sleeping during the day ups mortality risk in older women
A new study has found that older women who take daily naps are at a greater risk of dying. ANI

Kidney disease ups stroke risk in patients with irregular heartbeat
Chronic kidney disease can put patients with irregular heartbeat at an increased stroke risk, suggests a new study. ANI

Depression ups heart disease risk more than genetics
A new study suggests that depression increases the risk of heart disease more than genetics. ANI

Depression ups heart disease risk more than genetics
A new study suggests that depression increases the risk of heart disease more than genetics. ANI

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