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…


'Good' fat may keep your blood sugar stable 'Good' fat may keep your blood sugar stable

A team of Australian scientists has shown that brown fat -- a special type of fat that burns energy…


High levels of insulin affect lungs, says study High levels of insulin affect lungs, says study

High levels of insulin are bad for lungs and for Indians who have the lowest lung function, the focus…


Yoga alone may not improve mental health after trauma: Study Yoga alone may not improve mental health after trauma: Study

While there are some promising benefits to using yoga, there is not yet enough evidence to support the…


Women experience more neck pain than men Women experience more neck pain than men

Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease,…


Role of tiny bubbles in teeth cleaning identified Role of tiny bubbles in teeth cleaning identified

The formation of tiny bubbles around the head of ultrasonic scalers, used by dentists to remove built-up…


Fibre rich food can reduce cardiac deaths Fibre rich food can reduce cardiac deaths

A change in lifestyle that includes a limited intake of fat, together with an increased intake of fibre…


Depressive symptoms may indicate Alzheimer's risk Depressive symptoms may indicate Alzheimer's risk

People who are frequently diagnosed with depression may run higher risk of having Alzheimer's disease…


Computer use may reduce memory decline risk in elderly Computer use may reduce memory decline risk in elderly

Seniors who use their computers as little as once a week may help ward off age-related declines in memory…


Zika caught 'killing' brain cells Zika caught 'killing' brain cells

Zika virus kills the type of tissue found in the developing brain, researchers have shown.   It…


Peanut allergy theory backed up by new research Peanut allergy theory backed up by new research

The effects of eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by…


"Early diagnosis" can prevent cervical cancer

"When I first had bleeding I thought it might be something to do with menopause, but then it became…


Common Blood Test Could Predict Risk Of Stroke Recurrence: Research Common Blood Test Could Predict Risk Of Stroke Recurrence: Research

New York:  A common blood test already used to measure people's risk of developing heart disease…

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