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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 November 11, 2009

1 out of 4 breast cancers not life threatening, says Oz study
A new Australian study has suggested that almost one in four invasive breast cancers in women of ages between 50 to 69 years is not fatal. ANI

New live oral cholera vaccine developed by Indian scientists
Scientists from three Indian institutes have developed a new live oral cholera vaccine from non-virulent innocuous strain, which was modified to formulate the vaccine. ANI

Walking slowly can increase your chances of death from heart disease
Older adults who walk slowly are about three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who go at a brisk pace, research shows. ANI

Less educated people more vulnerable to H1N1
People with less education could be more vulnerable to contracting H1N1 infection and the vaccine might be less effective in them compared to those who earned a high school diploma, according to a new study. ANI

Getting perfect vaginas could put women at health risks
Women going under the knife to get the perfect v*na maybe putting themselves at health risks, researchers have warned. ANI

Too much texting may lead to neck, shoulder pain
Excessive text messaging among youngsters can put them at increased risk of suffering from neck and shoulder pain, say researchers. ANI

Fasting not essential before cholesterol test
People may no longer require to fast before having a cholesterol test, for a new study found that the results were just as accurate if the patient had eaten before the test. ANI

Women more likely to suffer depression after stroke than men
Women are more likely to suffer from depression after stroke than men, according to a large new review of studies. ost-stroke depression is associated with greater disability, reduced quality of life and an increased risk of death. ANI

Long-term statin use reduces risk of gallstones requiring surgery
A new study has shown that use of cholesterol-lowering drugs or statins for over a year can significantly lower a persons risk of developing gallstones that require surgery. ANI

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