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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 30, 2009

Too much weight gain unhealthy for pregnant obese women
Too much weight gain during pregnancy can be dangerous for overweight obese women, say researchers. ANI

Bollywood actor promotes anti-tobacco awareness
Debutant Bollywood actor Jackie Bhagnani is promoting anti-tobacco awareness ahead of World No Tobacco Day in New Delhi. ANI

Rosemary extracts, Thai spices in meat may curb exposure to carcinogens
Adding some rosemary extracts or Thai spices to cooked meat can reduce the risk of exposure to carcinogenic compounds involved in the promotion of cancer, suggests a new study. ANI

Goggle-like device could improve sleep quality in elderly
Scientists from Lighting Research Centre (LRC) have developed a goggle-like device designed to deliver blue light directly to the eyes to improve sleep quality in older adults suffering from chronic sleep disturbances. ANI

HIV/AIDS patients relying more on marijuana than prescription drugs to ease symptoms
An international study suggests that a significant percentage of HIV/AIDS patients use marijuana to alleviate their symptoms, and rate it as effective as prescribed or over the counter (OTC) medicines. ANI

Mobile phone ringtones can impair recall
Just the ring of a cell phone can pose a dangerous distraction for drivers, especially when it comes in a classroom setting or includes a familiar song as a ringtone, says a new study. ANI

Environmental pollution raises liver disease risk
Environmental pollution increases the risk of liver disease, says a new US study. ANI

How altered omega fatty acid balance may increase autoimmunity, allergy risk
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology says its scientists may have found a biological basis for why the risk of inflammation associated with autoimmunity and allergy has increased due to changes in the Western diet, which have altered the consumption of omega-6 fatty acids (w6) compared with omega-3 fatty acids (w3), over the past century. ANI

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