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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 3, 2009

New drug can kill leukaemia
Scientists from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have discovered a new drug that can destroy cancerous cells in adult leukaemia patients who have developed resistance to other treatments. ANI

Poor leadership linked to health risk at workplace
The longer an employee has a had a poorer manager, the higher his or her risk of taking a sick leave and actually falling ill rise within a ten-year period, according to a new thesis from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. ANI

New strategy for developing next-generation malaria vaccines
Experts have suggested a novel strategy for developing next-generation malaria vaccines that will help targeting the long-term goal of eliminating and eradicating the deadly mosquito-borne disease. ANI

Public sneezing in times of flu pandemic triggers fear of unrelated hazards
A new American study suggests that sneezing in public in times of a flu pandemic creates a huge fear of health threats, including risks that cannot possibly be linked to germs. ANI

Aspirin only for people with heart problems
People who dont have obvious cardiovascular disease and are taking aspirin for prevention of heart attacks and strokes should abandon the practice, researchers have advised. ANI

Obesity, BP, blood sugar deadliest combo for tempting early death
People having obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar simultaneously are twice likely to have a heart attack and three times more likely to die earlier than the general population, according to a study. ANI

Smokers with common autoimmune disorder at increased skin damage risk
Researchers have come up with another reason to stay away from cigarettes after linking smoking to skin problems in people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). ANI

Childhood physical abuse linked to arthritis
A new study has found a link between childhood physical abuse and osteoarthritis in adulthood. ANI

Healthy lifestyle could help keep diabetes at bay for a decade
Leading a healthy lifestyle can help stave off or lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in high risk people, say researchers. ANI

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