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Environmental pollution too behind antibiotic resistance? Environmental pollution too behind antibiotic resistance?

 Can the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria be squarely blamed on the misuse and overuse…


Novel liver hormone cuts cravings for sweets, alcohol Novel liver hormone cuts cravings for sweets, alcohol

In a good news for those who cannot shun their drink and also have "sweet tooth", scientists…


2,400 Brazil babies born with brain damage, emergency declared 2,400 Brazil babies born with brain damage, emergency declared

Brazilian health authorities are sounding the alarm about a mosquito-borne virus that they believe may…


Weight loss surgery 'cuts risk' of diabetes and heart attacks Weight loss surgery 'cuts risk' of diabetes and heart attacks

Weight-loss surgery can cut the risk of diabetes and heart attacks as well as keep fat off, a UK study…


Govt to provide health cards to poor Govt to provide health cards to poor

The government on Sunday signed a deal with an insurance company to provide health cards to poor people…


Daily Magnesium intake can prevent pancreatic cancer Daily Magnesium intake can prevent pancreatic cancer

Previous studies have found that magnesium is inversely associated with the risk of diabetes, which…


Report: Drug overdose deaths surge across US Report: Drug overdose deaths surge across US

New York:  Drug overdose deaths surged across the U.S. to the highest level since at least 1970,…


Chronic binge drinking kills liver faster Chronic binge drinking kills liver faster

Chronic alcohol use, when combined with repeated binge drinking, causes more damage to the liver than…


Mers vaccine 'a step closer', say scientists Mers vaccine 'a step closer', say scientists

An effective vaccine to protect against the Mers virus is a step closer, a report in the journal Science…


18 per cent of aids cases in Saudi Arabia are women 18 per cent of aids cases in Saudi Arabia are women

MANAMA: Women represent 18 per cent of the people who contracts Aids in Saudi Arabia in 2014, a senior…


'Hunger Hormone' May Treat Artery Disease 'Hunger Hormone' May Treat Artery Disease

London:  The appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin could be used to treat an advanced form of peripheral…


Cancer is not just 'bad luck' but down to environment, study suggests Cancer is not just 'bad luck' but down to environment, study suggests

Cancer is overwhelmingly a result of environmental factors and not largely down to bad luck, a study…


7,400 newborns die every day in South-East Asia: WHO 7,400 newborns die every day in South-East Asia: WHO

Nearly 7,400 newborns die every day in the WHO South-East Asia region, including Bangladesh, according…


World's first dengue fever vaccine cleared by Mexico World's first dengue fever vaccine cleared by Mexico

  The world's first dengue vaccine won regulatory approval in Mexico on Wednesday, raising…


Iran swine flu outbreak kills 33 Iran swine flu outbreak kills 33

An outbreak of swine flu in two south-eastern provinces of Iran has killed at least 33 people over the…

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