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Can you eat square or heart shaped Japanese watermelon?

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Have you ever wondered if Japanese square watermelon tastes good?  What about heart shaped watermelon? Are Japanese watermelons edible? 

According to a new report from EmaxHealth.com, the fruits are not tasty. Watermelon has many known health benefits, but when you mess with mother nature to make a cubed or heart shaped watermelon you lost taste.

Why is it done?

According to EmaxHealth reporter Tamar Najarian:
"...by the time it [square watermelon] is the proper shape, it has not been given the time needed to also mature. As such, one can buy a non-edible square watermelon for nearly $100 from posh upscale supermarkets and use it as decoration or gifts that could last up to a year or more."  In Najarian's opinion that makes square watermelons pretty useless, despite the fact that they're produced to make them easier to store.. 

You can even grow your own square watermelon,

Heart shaped watermelon tasty

If you want something different to give as a gift, you could offer heart…

Why some bladder cancer is more invasive than others discovered

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Researchers have a new understanding of why some bladder cancer is more invasive than others. According to findings from University of Stanford scientists, the discovery could mean new ways to diagnose and treat bladder cancer. 

One stem cell responsible for invasive bladder cancer

The study that was conducted in mice is the first to show bladder cancer as well as lesions considered precancerous arise from one single cell. The scientists says it also explains why cancer of the bladder can recur. 

We've learned that, at an intermediate stage during cancer progression, a single cancer stem cell and its progeny can quickly and completely replace the entire bladder lining," said Philip Beachy, PhD, professor of biochemistry and of developmental biology. in a press release."All of these cells have already taken several steps along the path to becoming an aggressive tumor. Thus, even when invasive carcinomas are successfully removed through surgery, this corrupted lining remains …