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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 29, 2009

Sleep disorder, inflammation linked to heightened pain in arthritis patients
A new study has found that inflammation and sleep problems are associated with increased pain in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. ANI

Eight swine flu myths that could put your life at risk
With as much information as we all are hearing about swine flu, there is also a lot of misinformation. ANI

Fibre-rich diet may help maintain healthy immune system
Australian researchers suggest that consuming a diet rich in fibre helps in maintaining healthier immune systems. ANI

Schoolchildren feel bullying is natural and resign themselves to it
A new study has revealed that schoolchildren feel bullying is something natural and often resign themselves to it. ANI

Intrauterine contraception most popular long-term solution for Europeans
When it comes to long-term solution to ward off unwanted pregnancy, intrauterine contraception (copper IUD or hormone-releasing IUS) is the most popular contraceptive among Europeans over 30 years of age, a study has revealed. ANI

Depressed people tend to over-report physical symptoms
People who are depressed tend to recall more physical symptoms such as aches and pains than they actually experience, say researchers. ANI

Chinese exercise Tai chi improves pain in arthritis patients
A Chinese exercise called Tai Chi may be beneficial for the treatment of arthritis, according to a new analysis. ANI

Eating disorders in teenage girls linked to mums diets
A new study has revealed that girls with dieting mothers are more likely to suffer from eating disorders. ANI

Healthy lifestyle, cheap pill could help keep diabetes at bay for a decade
The best possible way to keep diabetes at bay is to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and ingestion of everyday cheap pill, according to a new US study. ANI

Intensive lifestyle changes, drug cut type 2 diabetes risk
Rigorous lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss and oral drug metformin can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. ANI

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