Health News


An enzyme can explain link between fatty liver, diabetes, PCOS

The researchers found an enzyme, AKR1C3, that activates male hormone in the fat tissue of women with PCOS, which could increase the risk of metabolic health complications

published : 28 Jun 2017

Beware! Yoga can be more risky, painful for existing injury

A finding has revealed that yoga causes musculoskeletal pain in 10 percent people and exacerbated 21 percent of the existing injuries.

published : 28 Jun 2017

Managing your diabetes this Ramadan

Ramadan is just around the corner and the whole city is gearing up for a month long of festivities, food and fun.

published : 27 May 2017

Scientists bring 'limitless blood supply' closer to reality

Weeks later, a small number of the animals carried multiple types of human blood cells in their bone marrow and blood circulation.

published : 18 May 2017

New biosensor controls body's drug levels in real time

Researchers in the US developed the drug delivery tool that could make it easier for people to get the correct dose of lifesaving drugs.

published : 15 May 2017

Study stays HIV life expectancy near-normal due to latest drugs

Young people with HIV may now have near-normal life expectancy because of the improvement in treatments, a new study in The Lancet journal suggests.

published : 15 May 2017

Marijuana compound may help reverse memory loss

According to the study, the brain ages much faster when mice do not possess any functional receptors for THC -the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects.

published : 09 May 2017

Period-tracking apps may be inaccurate: Study

Smartphone apps designed to track women's period cycles often disappoint users with a lack of accuracy, and may wrongly predict when it is safe to have intercourse.

published : 07 May 2017

Kids spending six hours or more on screens at risk of diabetes

Children aged 9-10 years, who consistently spend hours watching TV, using computers and smartphones, are at high risk of developing diabetes.

published : 14 Mar 2017

Hormone replacement therapy may be good for your heart

The finding showed that women using hormone replacement therapy were overall 30 per cent less likely to die than those not on hormone therapy.

published : 09 Mar 2017

Why short, fair men go bald prematurely

The genetic findings also confirmed the link between hair loss and an increased risk of prostate cancer and heart disease. 

published : 09 Mar 2017

Diabetes ups death risk from cancer in Asians

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a 26 per cent increase in the risk of death from cancers of kidney, thyroid, liver and prostate in Asians

published : 08 Mar 2017