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Painkillers found to be more effective against labour pain
Painkillers are better in relieving women of labour pain than softer approaches like massages, electronic pain relief machines and hypnosis, according to experts. ANI

Watermelons may help keep your heart healthy
Eating watermelons may help reduce high blood pressure, say researchers. ANI

Arthritis pill could hold key to beating heart disease
Researchers have found that inflammation plays a major role in the development of coronary heart disease. ANI

Losing belly fat helps obese people improve blood vessel function
Shedding pounds, especially belly fat, can help overweight people improve the function of their blood vessels no matter whether they are on a low-carb or a low-fat diet, according to a new study. ANI

Eating trans fat could make you more aggressive
Increased consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFAs) could be behind greater irritability and aggression among men and women of all ages, a new study has suggested. ANI

Yoga can help enhance quality of life in dementia caregivers
For every Alzheimer's patient, there is a related victim: the caregiver. ANI

One hour on shisha pipe as harmful as 100 fags
Smoking a trendy shisha pipe for one hour is as damaging to health as 100 cigarettes, experts have warned. ANI

Ancient rainforest remedy could replace anaesthetics to cure toothache
An uncommon red and yellow plant from the Amazonian rainforest could help alleviate dental pain more effectively than existing drugs and treatments, researchers say. ANI

Cool palms could help improve exercise tolerance
Holding a bottle of cold water to cool your palms could help you work out longer and stick with a physical activity program, say experts. ANI

Planned repeat cesarean birth lowers risk of complications and infant death
Women who have had one prior cesarean can lower the risk of death and serious complications for their next baby - and themselves - by electing to have another cesarean. ANI

Just 60 secs of combat can seriously impair memory
A new study of police officers has found that just 60 seconds of all-out physical exertion in a threatening situation can seriously damage the memories of those involved for many details of the incident. ANI

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