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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 6, 2009

20 persons test negative for swine flu
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said that samples of 20 persons had been tested and found negative for Influenza H1N1. ANI

20 persons test negative for swine flu
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said that samples of 20 persons had been tested and found negative for Influenza H1N1. ANI

First US near-total face transplant recipient unveils results of her surgery
Forty-six-year-old Connie Culp, a shotgun attack victim who was the first person in the U.S. to receive a near-total face transplant, has unveiled the results of her surgery. ANI

First US near-total face transplant recipient unveils results of her surgery
Forty-six-year-old Connie Culp, a shotgun attack victim who was the first person in the U.S. to receive a near-total face transplant, has unveiled the results of her surgery. ANI

Why certain arterial plaques result in deadly heart attack, stroke
Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center say that they have gained significant insights into why certain arterial plaques in any given individual eventually lead to an acute blood clot, a heart attack, a stroke, or even sudden death. ANI

Why certain arterial plaques result in deadly heart attack, stroke
Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center say that they have gained significant insights into why certain arterial plaques in any given individual eventually lead to an acute blood clot, a heart attack, a stroke, or even sudden death. ANI

Elevated level of protein albumin in urine linked to higher blood clots risk
Higher level of the protein albumin in urine is linked to an increased risk for blood clots in the deep veins of the legs or lungs, according to a study. ANI

Elevated level of protein albumin in urine linked to higher blood clots risk
Higher level of the protein albumin in urine is linked to an increased risk for blood clots in the deep veins of the legs or lungs, according to a study. ANI

Statins may protect against liver cancer, reduce need for gallbladder removals
Statin drugs, which are commonly used by people for reducing their cholesterol and risk of heart disease, may have a protective effect in the prevention of liver cancer and lead to a reduction in the need for gallbladder removals, according to new research. ANI

Swine flu more dangerous for young adults with strong immune systems
Scientists are suggesting that the swine flu virus may be more dangerous for healthy young adults because it likely kills its victims by inducing a cytokine storm, in which a patients hyper-activated immune system causes potentially fatal damage to the lungs. ANI

Statins may protect against liver cancer, reduce need for gallbladder removals
Statin drugs, which are commonly used by people for reducing their cholesterol and risk of heart disease, may have a protective effect in the prevention of liver cancer and lead to a reduction in the need for gallbladder removals, according to new research. ANI

Swine flu more dangerous for young adults with strong immune systems
Scientists are suggesting that the swine flu virus may be more dangerous for healthy young adults because it likely kills its victims by inducing a cytokine storm, in which a patients hyper-activated immune system causes potentially fatal damage to the lungs. ANI

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