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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 October 13, 2009

Heavy boozing can lead to brain damaging walnut effect
Doctors have warned heavy drinkers against alcohol abuse that can lead to the pickled walnut effect. ANI

Studying pet dogs with cancer may help find new treatments for human patients
Studying pet dogs with cancer may help achieve better understanding and new ways to treat human cancers, scientists believe. ANI

One in 10 teenage girls lives on one meal a day
Many teenage girls skip up to two meals a day thinking they are overweight, a new poll has revealed. ANI

Breast tenderness during hormone replacement therapy may indicate cancer risk
Women who develop tenderness in their br*ts after using hormone replacement therapy are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, say researchers. ANI

Women abused by partners suffer wide range of health problems
A new study has shown that women abused by intimate partners suffer higher rates of a wide variety of doctor-diagnosed medical maladies compared to women who were never abused. ANI

Personalized telephone counselling can help teen smokers to quit
Intervention programmes dedicated to eliminating cigarette smoking among teenagers have shown promising results with the impact rate of six-month continuous quitting, say researchers. ANI

ADHD medications making kids suicidal
The use of ADHD drugs is turning children as young as five into psychotics, a new study has revealed. ANI

Healthy neighbourhoods linked to lower diabetes risk
Individuals living in healthy neighbourhoods may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study. ANI

H1N1 hits young patients more severely: Study
H1N1 infection hits young patients the hardest as they often suffer from severely low levels of oxygen in the blood and multi-system organ failure, says a new study. ANI

Giving oxygen to H1N1 patients with respiratory failure improves survival
A new study has revealed that adding oxygen to the blood of H1N1 patients suffering from respiratory failure can significantly improve their survival. ANI

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