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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 30, 2009

Earlier not necessarily better for pre-emptive kidney transplants
Pre-dialysis transplant patients with high level of kidney function are unlikely to benefit from the transplantation as compared to those with low-level kidney function, say researchers. ANI

Teenage girls weight affects sexual behavior
A new study has revealed that teenage girls weight or perception of their weight might play a role in their participation in risky sexual behaviors. ANI

Seeing is relieving, when it comes to relief from chronic pain
People who suffer from chronic pain can greatly improve their condition just by looking at the area where the pain is occurring, reveals an Anglo-Italian study. ANI

Using steroids for bodybuilding can damage kidney function
Anabolic steroids, taken by some athletes to gain muscle mass and strength, can destroy kidney function, says a new study. ANI

3 pounds jab can silence snoring
A 3-pound injection could prove priceless for partners of loud snorers, as the jab can help cure snoring, says a British doctor. ANI

High fructose diet may lead to high BP
Higher intake of diet rich in fructose might increase your chances of developing hypertension, say researchers. ANI

Apple-shaped men, pear-shaped women at increased blood clot risk
Women who carry excess weight on the hips, and apple-shaped men who carry it on the waist, risk dangerous blood clots, say experts. ANI

Lying with your feet up after sex improves baby chances
Women who lie on their backs for 15 minutes after artificial insemination (AI) have a higher chance of getting pregnant, says a new study. ANI

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