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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 May 29, 2009

Pullout method nearly as effective as using condoms: Study
A new study has indicated that the old pullout method, pulling out just before ejaculation, works nearly as well as condoms in preventing pregnancies. ANI

Window for stroke treatment widens
After a stroke, a patient gets very little time to get treatment. Now, a new study has shown that stroke medications can benefit patients up to 4.5 hours after they experience first symptom. ANI

Healthy weaning diet is good for babies body composition
Infants weaned on healthy home-cooked food grow up leaner, a new study has shown. ANI

Scientists warn against routinely using aspirin to prevent heart attacks, strokes
British scientists at the University of Oxford say that low-dose aspirin should not routinely be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes because the risk of harm largely cancelled out the benefits of taking the drug. ANI

Daily alcohol intake leads to binge drinking
A tipple three to four times per week can put youngsters at a greater risk of binge drinking, suggests a new study. ANI

Spanish prostitutes most likely to have unprotected sex
Spanish prostitutes are least likely to use condoms, a new study has found. ANI

Healthy teeth can help alleviate rheumatoid arthritis pain
A new study has shown that people who suffer from gum disease and also have a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis can lower the chronic pain by keeping their teeth healthy. ANI

Cottonseed-based drug may help treat severe brain cancer
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) say that an experimental drug derived from cottonseeds appears to be efficacious in treating the recurrence of glioblastoma multiforme, which is considered to be the most lethal brain cancer. ANI

Eating meat does not increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women
Consuming red or white meat does not raise the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, says a new study. ANI

Anaemia increases death risk in heart disease patients
Scientists at Charles Sturt University in Australia have found that the presence of anaemia in patients with chronic heart failure is associated with a significantly increased risk of death. ANI

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