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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 6, 2009

High-fat diet harms muscle health in pre-diabetic teens
A diet rich in fat could damage muscle health in pre-diabetic teenagers despite any problem in muscle function, says a new study. ANI

How pedestrians can reduce intake of traffic pollution
A new research suggests that pedestrians walking in a heavy traffic zone can avoid the pollution by simply moving a little away. ANI

Ban on fast-food restaurants unlikely to cut obesity
Fast-food restaurants have always been criticised for promoting unhealthy eating habits, with health campaigners calling for a ban on them. But a new study has shown that even imposing restrictions wouldnt help cut health risk among junk food lovers. ANI

Soon, cheap sanitary pads made from banana stems
The lack of affordable, quality sanitary pads in developing nations often makes monthly periods difficult for women. Now, researchers are helping to combat the problem by designing affordable pads made from natural, available materials. ANI

Violent upbringing leads to domestic violence in later life
Individuals who have experienced violence at an early age may have trouble adjusting to healthy, adult romantic relationships, says a new study. ANI

Depression, hostility increase internet addiction risk in teens
Teenagers who have psychiatric symptoms such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social phobia, hostility and depression could be more prone to develop an Internet addiction, according to a report. ANI

Mediterranean diet can help beat the blues
People who follow Mediterranean diet, an eating regimen which is rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and fish, are less likely to be depressed, says a new report. ANI

Air pollution could trigger appendicitis
Air pollution may trigger appendicitis in adults, says a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. ANI

Expectant mums shouldnt give up asthma medication: Study
Women who shun asthma medications during pregnancy face increased risk of transmitting the condition to their offspring, reveals a new study. ANI

Antidepressant use during pregnancy puts newborns at increased health risk
Use of antidepressants during pregnancy might put the newborn child at increased health risk, according to researchers. ANI

Men at almost 3-fold noise-induced hearing loss risk
Men, especially those who are married, are at an increased risk than women of developing noise-induced hearing loss, says a new study. ANI

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