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Low levels of vitamin D can risk your heart Low levels of vitamin D can risk your heart

Low levels of total vitamin D and bio-available vitamin D can help predict a person's risk of major…


Waist Size 'Strongly Predicts' Heart Disease Risk: Study Waist Size 'Strongly Predicts' Heart Disease Risk: Study

A study involving people with diabetes has shown that belly size is a stronger predictor of a dangerous…


Pot belly ups heart failure risk Pot belly ups heart failure risk

Obesity not only increases the risk of heart failure, but increased belly fat, combined with an ageing…


Excess weight can increase odds of asthma in women Excess weight can increase odds of asthma in women

Obesity and a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age - polycystic ovary syndrome…


Common migraine medication can affect baby


Common migraine medication can affect baby

  Certain medications and treatments long considered safe to treat pregnant women with migraines…


More obese people in the world than underweight, says study More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested.…


Seasonal influenza vaccination cuts stillbirth risk by half Seasonal influenza vaccination cuts stillbirth risk by half

Women who receive seasonal influenza vaccine during pregnancy may have over 50 percent reduced risk…


Vegetarian Diet Makes Indians More Prone to Colon Cancer Vegetarian Diet Makes Indians More Prone to Colon Cancer

NEW YORK: A vegetarian diet has led to a gene mutation that may make Indians more susceptible to inflammation,…


Brain injury linked to stiffened arteries Brain injury linked to stiffened arteries

Individuals who suffer from stiffening of the arteries and are in their 40s may experience subtle and…


Patients with skin infections hardly complete antibiotic doses Patients with skin infections hardly complete antibiotic doses

Patients with skin infections are less likely to take all their prescribed antibiotic doses after leaving…


Officials: Zika-infected Couples Should Postpone Pregnancy Officials: Zika-infected Couples Should Postpone Pregnancy

Federal health officials on Friday issued first-time guidance for couples planning a pregnancy if either…


Biological markers identified in the blood Biological markers identified in the blood

An international team of researchers has identified biological markers in the blood that can help doctors…


Malaria first spread from birds: Study Malaria first spread from birds: Study

Malaria, a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through mosquitoe…


Zika arrived in Americas in 2013: study Zika arrived in Americas in 2013: study

The Zika virus now spreading widely throughout the hemisphere probably arrived in the Americas in a…


WHO: Yellow fever outbreak kills 178 in Angola WHO: Yellow fever outbreak kills 178 in Angola

JOHANNESBURG: The World Health Organization says the first yellow fever outbreak in Angola in decades…


Football cuts risk of heart disease, diabetes Football cuts risk of heart disease, diabetes

Is there any reason for you not to play in your 60s or 70s? A new study shows that long-term recreational…


Our DNA less 'human' than scientists previously thought! Our DNA less 'human' than scientists previously thought!

A significant portion of what we think of as our "human" DNA actually came from viruses, and…


How Hepatitis C Treatment Cost Can Be Reduced By Half How Hepatitis C Treatment Cost Can Be Reduced By Half

New York:  The cost of treating Hepatitis C virus (HCV) could be reduced by half if doctors are…


Contact lenses may alter eye's natural bacteria, says study Contact lenses may alter eye's natural bacteria, says study

Do you wear contact lenses every day? A new study has found that contact lenses may alter the natural…


‘Unisex’ contraceptive pill comes closer to reality ‘Unisex’ contraceptive pill comes closer to reality

WASHINGTON DC: A contraceptive pill that could be taken by men as well as women could be on the horizon,…


Your season of birth determines risk of allergy Your season of birth determines risk of allergy

The time and date of birth determines our horoscope and the characteristics associated with it. However,…


DNA from Mysterious 'Denisovans' Helped Modern Humans Survive DNA from Mysterious 'Denisovans' Helped Modern Humans Survive

Genetic mutations from extinct human relatives called the Denisovans might have influenced modern human…


S Korea confirms first Zika case S Korea confirms first Zika case

South Korea has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus, in a man who had recently returned from…


Spread of ARGs risks human health Spread of ARGs risks human health

Accidently, antibiotic (Penicillin) was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1929. To date, antibiotics…


Coming, Super Sensitive Test To Detect Cancers, HIV Coming, Super Sensitive Test To Detect Cancers, HIV

New York:  A new technique developed by a team of chemists at Stanford University has shown promise…


We actively forget to make space for new memories We actively forget to make space for new memories

London: They say that once you have learned to ride a bicycle, you never forget how to do it. But discovery…


Antibiotics Can Reduce Appendicitis Surgeries Antibiotics Can Reduce Appendicitis Surgeries

London:  Using antibiotics as the primary treatment for appendicitis does not increase the risk…


Improper refrigerated vaccines risk lives in China Improper refrigerated vaccines risk lives in China

China has been urged by food and drug administration to investigate approximately 570 million yuan ($88…


Paracetamol 'not clinically effective' in treating joint pain Paracetamol 'not clinically effective' in treating joint pain

Paracetamol, a medication widely used to treat pain and fever, does not meet the minimum standard of…


Parkinson's slows down thinking process more than speech Parkinson's slows down thinking process more than speech

Impairment in mental skills could affect the conversational ability of people with Parkinson's more…


Omega-3 supplementation linked to reduction in depression Omega-3 supplementation linked to reduction in depression

Omega-3 fatty acids play a critical role in the development and function of the central nervous system,…


Guinea govt says two people have died from Ebola Guinea govt says two people have died from Ebola

Two people from the same family have died from Ebola in Guinea, the government said Thursday, as the…


18th Century Mummies Reveal Clues to Colon Cancer 18th Century Mummies Reveal Clues to Colon Cancer

Mummies are providing clues to the evolution of colon cancer.   In 1995, more than 265 mummies…


Ray of hope for heart transplant patients Ray of hope for heart transplant patients

Shining a new ray of hope for patients in need of heart transplants, researchers have developed a self-regulating…


Can mindfulness meditation offer drug-free pain relief? Can mindfulness meditation offer drug-free pain relief?

Could the practice of mindfulness meditation work as a drug-free pain reliever? A new study puts it…


Pure maple syrup may help fight Alzheimer's Pure maple syrup may help fight Alzheimer's

Pure maple syrup extract may help protect brain cells against the kind of damage found in Alzheimer's…


56pc antibiotics used by city patients not working: Study 56pc antibiotics used by city patients not working: Study

About 56 percent of antibiotics, prescribed for patients in the capital, hardly work as germs develop…


New immune mechanism to protect from cancer identified New immune mechanism to protect from cancer identified

Researchers have identified a new innate immunity mechanism that protects mammals from viral oncogenesis,…


Improved water, sanitation services best answer to Zika virus: UN experts Improved water, sanitation services best answer to Zika virus: UN experts

As the world looks for hi-tech solutions to the Zika virus, all should not forget the appalling state…

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