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12-yrs girl diagnosed with a rare kidney disease 12-yrs girl diagnosed with a rare kidney disease

Abi Longfellow, 12, was once a happy, outgoing child, whose boundless energy left her parents struggling…


Heart failure victims require depression counselling Heart failure victims require depression counselling

People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists…


Patients know little about drug quality Patients know little about drug quality

The pharmaceutical companies are keeping the people in the dark about the details of the medicines they…


South Korea confirms 3 cases of new virus called MERS South Korea confirms 3 cases of new virus called MERS

SEOUL: South Korea says it has confirmed three cases of a new respiratory virus that has mostly been…


Key to cancer's spread discovered? Key to cancer's spread discovered?

In a breakthrough in the understanding of how cancer spreads, researchers at the University of Virginia…


Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: Nicotine Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: Nicotine

Longtime smokers know that smoking may lead to cancer, but quitting cold turkey isn't easy and may…


Toxin in seafood causes kidney damage! Toxin in seafood causes kidney damage!

A chemical that can accumulate in seafood and is known to cause brain damage is also toxic to the kidneys,…


Kidney disease treatment may be improving, study suggests Kidney disease treatment may be improving, study suggests

Despite a rising incidence of kidney disease, rates of kidney failure and related deaths are declining…


Medicines for Dementia Medicines for Dementia

Medicines for dementia are used to help with symptoms that affect thinking and memory. They are also…


Lethal prostate cancer less common in men with asthma Lethal prostate cancer less common in men with asthma

Researchers behind a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer were surprised when…


Children's immune system weakened for up to 3 years after measles infection Children's immune system weakened for up to 3 years after measles infection

Scientists have long known that the measles virus can temporarily weaken a child's immune system,…


Ease of weight loss influenced by individual biology Ease of weight loss influenced by individual biology

For the first time in a lab, researchers at the National Institutes of Health found evidence supporting…


Washington DC tops the list of fittest cities in the U. S. Washington DC tops the list of fittest cities in the U. S.

Residents of the nation's capital, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul, and San Diego, enjoy a variety…


Questor share tip: GSK guarantees dividend for three years Questor share tip: GSK guarantees dividend for three years

GlaxoSmithKline [LON:GSK] guaranteed its 5.4pc prospective dividend yield for the next three years last…


Elite athletes should get heart screening, says expert Elite athletes should get heart screening, says expert

Olympic athletes should have tailored heart screening to check for life-threatening conditions before…


Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO emergency fund
Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO emergency fund

The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m (£63m) emergency contingency fund following…


Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer' Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers…


'Home-brewed morphine' made possible 'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home. They…


Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects

Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. Unfortunately,…


Natural substance to prevent dental plaque identified Natural substance to prevent dental plaque identified

An amino acid found naturally in meat, poultry, fish and dairy products breaks down dental plaque, which…


Humble onion gives rise to artificial muscle Humble onion gives rise to artificial muscle

In a pioneering feat, a group of researchers from National Taiwan University has created an artificial…


PM opens Bone Marrow Transplantation Centre at Dhaka CMH PM opens Bone Marrow Transplantation Centre at Dhaka CMH

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurated the Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Centre, the…


Yaba causes depression, dementia Yaba causes depression, dementia

Youngsters who take narcotic drug Yaba may face a gradual loss of their memory and inability to make…


HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

The first legally approved HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home…


Exercise \'not key to obesity fight\' Exercise \'not key to obesity fight\'

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely…


Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with virus Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with virus

An experimental Ebola drug cured all three monkeys intentionally infected with the virus, scientists…


Your child and diabetes Your child and diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in children: 90 to 95 per cent of under 16s with…


Being overweight \'reduces dementia risk\' Being overweight \'reduces dementia risk\'

Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation…


Plucking hairs \'can make more grow\' Plucking hairs \'can make more grow\'

Plucking hairs in a precise pattern can make even more pop up in their place, a US study suggests. Playing…


Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: Researcher Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: Researcher

TOKYO: The breakthrough by Nagasaki University's Institute of Tropical Medicine will allow medics…


Why Dutch people are so tall? Why Dutch people are so tall?

The Netherlands is the land of giants: on average, its women stand almost 1.71 metres (5.6 feet) tall,…


Top 10 low calorie late evening snacks Top 10 low calorie late evening snacks

If you are suffering from hunger pangs at around 7.30 pm, but don't want to indulge in your favourite…


New nursing code of conduct launched after string of scandals New nursing code of conduct launched after string of scandals

LONDON: A new code of conduct has been launched by the body that oversees 670,000 nurses and midwives…


How To Be Sexy: 7 Weird (But True) Rules Of Attraction How To Be Sexy: 7 Weird (But True) Rules Of Attraction

Tossing your hair and licking your lips? Please—amateur night! There are more surprising (and…


Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

Health Secretary Shona Robison has confirmed that a vaccine for meningitis B will be made available…


Yawning is body\'s \'thermostat\' Yawning is body\'s \'thermostat\'

Like a computer the brain works best when it is cool, but putting too great a strain on it can lead…


E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction? E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?

It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more…


Mosquitoes \'could bring exotic diseases to UK\' Mosquitoes \'could bring exotic diseases to UK\'

Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few…


WHO Agency: Weed Killer Ingredient \'Probably\' Causes Cancer WHO Agency: Weed Killer Ingredient \'Probably\' Causes Cancer

The World Health Organization's cancer arm said Friday that an ingredient in the world's most…

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