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You may be your germs: Microbe genes slipped into human DNA, study says You may be your germs: Microbe genes slipped into human DNA, study says

Evolutionary diagrams usually connect humans and monkeys with common primate ancestors, but now, scientists…


US Health Worker With Ebola Headed Home for Treatment US Health Worker With Ebola Headed Home for Treatment

An American health worker infected with Ebola is heading back to the United States for treatment at…


High cholesterol stops vitamin E from reaching tissues High cholesterol stops vitamin E from reaching tissues

New York: High cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the body can prevent the essential vitamin…


Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040 Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040

A world virtually free of tobacco and its devastating health consequences could be a reality within…


Alzheimer\'s breakthrough as ultrasound successfully treats disease in mice Alzheimer\'s breakthrough as ultrasound successfully treats disease in mice

Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease –…


HRT-users \'may risk clots and stroke\', study finds HRT-users \'may risk clots and stroke\', study finds

Women on HRT pills should be aware that there is a small chance of an increased risk of blood clots…


Warning over young diabetics\' health Warning over young diabetics\' health

A "worryingly high" number of children with type-1 diabetes have warning signs of long-term…


Chronic Pain Sufferers Find New Relief in \'MELT Method\' Chronic Pain Sufferers Find New Relief in \'MELT Method\'

For Marisa Merliss, movement is life. A dancer and a fitness model, she has even starred in workout…


Chemicals causing billions in damage to human health in Europe Chemicals causing billions in damage to human health in Europe

Common chemicals that disrupt human hormones could be costing more than €150bn ($165.4bn; £108.5bn)…


Study finds toddlers get coffee from parents, despite risks Study finds toddlers get coffee from parents, despite risks

While caffeine and toddlers doesn’t sound like a good mix, 15 percent of parents say their 2 year…


Germs come free with money Germs come free with money

As educated citizens we are expected to be aware about cleanliness and hygiene to be free from diseases…


Rare diseases: living with difficult syndromes Rare diseases: living with difficult syndromes

February 28 is Rare Disease Day. Rare diseases include Alstrom syndrome, which limits life expectancy…


Killer frog disease: Chytrid fungus hits Madagascar Killer frog disease: Chytrid fungus hits Madagascar

A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar,…


Distinct stages to chronic fatigue syndrome identified Distinct stages to chronic fatigue syndrome identified

Distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome have been found,…


Cut music to \'an hour a day\' - WHO Cut music to \'an hour a day\' - WHO

People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health…


Smokers are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression Smokers are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression

If you're looking for another reason to quit, here it is: Cigarettes may be a sign of mental health…


Plague blame game: Gerbils replace rats as prime suspects Plague blame game: Gerbils replace rats as prime suspects

For a long time, rats have taken the heat for the waves of plague that killed millions of people across…


Vaccine important in fight against AIDS

Vaccine important in fight against AIDS

Despite the progress in anti-retroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS, it was important to have a safe vaccine…


Caving inwards Caving inwards

           I was angry with my friend:           …


Fifteen-minute Ebola test approved Fifteen-minute Ebola test approved

The first rapid blood test for Ebola has been approved for use by the World Health Organization. It…


Malaria on Myanmar-India border ‘enormous threat’

Malaria on Myanmar-India border ‘enormous threat’

Drug-resistant malaria has been detected at the Myanmar-India border and now poses an “enormous…


Soft drink consumers at a higher risk of cancer

Soft drink consumers at a higher risk of cancer

New York: People who consume one or more cans of cold drinks per day are exposing themselves to a potential…


600 million people will have diabetes by 2035: Report

600 million people will have diabetes by 2035: Report

Doha: A report looking at the prevalence of type-2 diabetes worldwide has warned that an estimated 600…


100 dead in 3 days, 585 deaths this year 100 dead in 3 days, 585 deaths this year

NEW DELHI: Swine flu has become a major health scare in India and is assuming serious proportions in…


Tomorrow\'s mothers \'need obesity help\' Tomorrow\'s mothers \'need obesity help\'

EDINBURGH: A major European obesity investigation has called for urgent action to prevent obesity in…


Menopause plays no role in sleep difficulties

Menopause plays no role in sleep difficulties

Washington: Menopause neither increases nor creates any difficulty in sleeping amongst women, says a…


Lung cancer risks and causes Lung cancer risks and causes

How common lung cancer is Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United Kingdom (excluding…


Painkiller abuse ups risk of depression

Painkiller abuse ups risk of depression

New York: Patients who frequently consume opioid medicines or painkillers to manage chronic pain are…


Hormone replacement therapy increases ovarian cancer risk Hormone replacement therapy increases ovarian cancer risk

Hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer, a study shows. The University of Oxford…


Discovery of largest genetic fat map Discovery of largest genetic fat map

Scientists have uncovered more than 90 new gene regions that could help explain why some people are…


Plant extract may help fight brain tumour
Plant extract may help fight brain tumour

BERLIN: Treatment with a plant extract alleviates symptoms of Cushing Disease caused by a tumour in…


‘Smart’ insulin hope for diabetes

‘Smart’ insulin hope for diabetes

Scientists are hopeful that “smart” insulins which are undergoing trials could revolutionise…


Fat map: largest genetic blueprint of obesity revealed

Fat map: largest genetic blueprint of obesity revealed

Scientists have uncovered more than 90 new gene regions that could help explain why some people are…


‘Wild birds may spread flu virus’

‘Wild birds may spread flu virus’

Migratory birds may be spreading viruses that cause bird flu around the world, say scientists. Outbreaks…


NHS reorganisation was disastrous, says King’s Fund

NHS reorganisation was disastrous, says King’s Fund

Radical changes to the way the NHS in England is organised have been “disastrous” and “distracted”…


Two new genetic variants to breast cancer found

Two new genetic variants to breast cancer found

LONDON: In a worldwide study of the DNA of 100,000 women, British scientists have discovered two new…


Vitamin A may protect kids against malaria

Vitamin A may protect kids against malaria

WASHINGTON: Vitamin A may protect children against malaria, especially if administered during the wet…


Lung cancer now deadlier than breast cancer in rich nations Lung cancer now deadlier than breast cancer in rich nations

Miami: Lung cancer is now the leading cause of cancer death among women in developed nations, beating…


Run slow to live long

Run slow to live long

Washington: Jogging fast could do more harm than good, researchers have found, adding that just an hour…

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