Way to restore body's insulin producing ability

New York, Aug 1 : There is good news for patients suffering from type-one diabetes as they may soon be able to do away with their daily insulin dose to manage their blood-sugar levels.

Some jobs increase risk of heart disease

Washington, Aug 1 : Want to know if your job can give you a heart attack? Workers in service and blue-collar occupations as well as unemployed people are at increased risk for heart disease and stroke, says a new research.

New treatment for gum disease in diabetics

New York, Aug 1 : Going to the dentist may not be fun but for those with periodontal disease related to type-two diabetes, a new research may bring back their smile.

'Increasing alcohol cost curbs harmful drinking'

London, Aug 1 : Reducing alcohol's affordability is the most effective way to reduce alcohol-related harm in people, says a study.

Watch your waistline for diabetes risk

London, Aug 1 : A British health report has warned that adults with a large waistline are five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Breastfeeding lowers risk of cardiovascular, metabolic diseases in kids

Washington, July 31 : A new study has found that birth weight and breastfeeding both have implications for children's health decades later.

Soy-rich diet helps women's heart stay healthy

Washington, July 31 : A new study has found that a diet rich in soy helps in keeping women's heart healthy.

E-ciggs less harmful than conventional ones

Washington, July 31 : A new study has revealed that although long-term health effects of e-cigarette use are unknown, they are less harmful to users or bystanders than conventional cigarettes.

Resistance to vital malaria drug spreads widely in Southeast Asia

Washington, July 31 : It has been recently revealed that resistance to the main drug, artemisinin, used to treat Plasmodium falciparum malaria has been spreading at an alarming stage in Southeast Asia.

Exposure to pesticide DDT leads to increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol

Washington, July 31 : A new study has revealed that exposure of pregnant mice to the pesticide DDT is linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and related conditions in female offspring later in life.

Scientists identify new malaria vaccine targets

Washington, July 31 : A new research has revealed the discovery of previously untested antigens in Kenya, which could help fight malaria.

Study claims Alps' 53000-yr-old mummified iceman had heart disease genes

Washington, July 31 : Scientists have revealed that the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman from the Alps had a strong genetic predisposition for increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD).

I thought I was dying, says Sharon Stone post brain surgery

London, July 31 : Sharon Stone, who earlier suffered a brain aneurysm, said that she thought she was dying even after she came home from hospital.

Soon simple blood test to predict risk of attempting suicide

Washington, July 31 : A new study has found a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions which could give doctors a simple blood test to reliably predict a person's risk of attempting suicide.

Now, miracle 'squid' pill to benefit brain, heart

London, July 31 : A new supplement called Bioglan Calamari Gold pill made from squid has been launched that has five times more Omega-3 than cod liver capsules and helps in improving brain and heart function.

Why 'tree nuts' are good for your health revealed

Washington, July 30 : A new study has revealed that eating tree nuts can help in reducing two of the five markers for metabolic syndrome that could lead to life threatening problems such as strokes and heart diseases.

Consuming sugary drinks in teenage impairs memory

Washington, July 30 : A new study has revealed that consumption of drinks, which have been sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup or sucrose, in teenage can impair the ability to learn and remember information.

Healthy lifestyle cuts down negative effects of stress

Washington, July 30 : A new study has revealed that following a healthy lifestyle, that comprises of a healthy diet, sleep and exercise, counters the negative effects of stress.

Extreme temperatures increase risk of heart failure or stroke

London, July 30 : A new study has found that extremely high or low temperatures significant increase the number of deaths caused by heart failure or stroke.

Consuming five daily portions of fruits, veggies lowers death risk

Washington, July 30 : A new study has revealed that having five daily portions of fruits and vegetables lower the risk of death, however having more than five has no effect at all.

Preterm children's cognitive process can pick up before hitting teenage

Washington, July 30 : A study has revealed that preterm babies, by the time they become adolescent, can have cognition similar to those born at term.

Drinking in middle age doubles memory impairment risks

Washington, July 30 : A new study has revealed that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later life.

Depression increases dementia risk

New York, July 31 : The secret of preventing memory loss in old age may lie in treating depression and causes of stress early as researchers have confirmed that depression indeed increases the risk of dementia.

Four myths about corn you should stop believing

New Delhi, July 31 : There is nothing like sinking your teeth in a crisp cob of sweet corn. But few myths keep people away from the vegetable and it is time to know the truth.

'Blue' light at dimly-lit places keeps workers healthy

London, July 31 : In a first, researchers have shown that a particular kind of artificial light is capable of ensuring that biological rhythms of our body clocks are correctly synchronised despite the absence of sunlight.

Protein can prevent brain damage from toxic chemicals

New York, July 31 : Engineering a protein, research shows, may prevent brain damage in civilians and soldiers exposed to poisonous chemicals - particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons.

Body, health myths exposed

London, July 31 : From drinking eight glasses of water everyday to eating food before going to bed helps in storing fat are some of the health guidelines that doctors suggest time and again, but experts bust such health and body myths that has been the part of our lifestyle since ages.

Teenagers active in evenings more prone to insomnia

Sydney, July 31 : Have you witnessed your teenage son getting more active in the evenings compared to rest of the day? He may be prone to develop insomnia in addition to depression and anxiety.

3D-printed organs for transplants a reality soon

New York, July 31 : Producing tissues and organs via 3D printing has the potential to address the shortage of organ donations in near future, scientists hope.

Eating tree nuts daily prolongs life

Toronto, July 30 : Include at least 50 grams of almonds, cashews, chestnuts, walnuts or pistachios in your diet to control blood fats (triglycerides) and sugars - two of the five markers for metabolic syndrome.

Screens to replace reading glasses

New York, July 30 : If researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of California-Berkeley have their way, vision-correcting displays will throw eyeglasses or contact lenses into the trash can.

Acupuncture boon for breast cancer patients

New York, July 30 : Acupuncture can bring significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients, a study shows.

Healthy lifestyle can fight stress-related ageing

New York, July 30 : Typical experiences of life stressors like death, care-giving and job loss may accelerate cellular ageing, but these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well, says a study.

Sweetened beverages can impair memory

New York, July 30 : Limit your sugar-sweetened beverage intake if you are a teenager. An alarming study shows that daily consumption of beverages can impair your ability to learn and remember.

Eating soy early protects women's heart for life

New York, July 30 : Do you eat soy products daily? Do not exclude them from your diet, especially if you are a woman, for a healthy heart. The key, however, is to begin eating soy early in life.

Be aware of calories from soft drinks during meals

London, July 30 : Did you ever count calories from the soft drink you usually order along with the dinner? Now is the time to factor those in.

Simple blood test may even predict suicide

Washington, July 30 : A simple blood test can soon reliably predict a person's risk of attempting suicide, significant research reveals.

Five daily portions of fruit, vegetables lower death risk

New York, July 30 : Add a substantial amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet - at least five portions - and live your life disease free.

New combination of pills curing hepatitis C patients revealed

Washington, July 29 : A new study has revealed a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients and is well tolerated by patients.

First ever malaria vaccines comes closer to reality

Washington, July 29 : A new study has demonstrated how a first-ever controlled malaria infection clinical trial in Africa has paved a way for the development of anti-malarial drugs and vaccines.

Heat strokes likelier to be life-threatening for long distance runners

Washington, July 29 : A study has revealed that heat strokes are ten times more life-threatening than cardiac events for runners in races over 10 km.

More physical activities help reduce obesity risk

Washington, July 29 : A study has revealed that more physical activity and lesser idle-sitting may reduce the risk of long term obesity.

Fist-bumping: A healthier way of greeting

Washington, July 29 : A new study has revealed that "fist-bumping" is a healthier way of greeting as this transmits fewer bacteria as compared to either handshaking or high-fiving.

Rise of diabetes among Indian kids a cause for concern

New Delhi, July 29 : Raghav, now a Class tenth student, was very young when he began to experience nausea coupled with frequent episodes of fainting at his school, a phenomenon which made him feel like an outcast among his friends.

Running for 5 mins daily may add years to your life

Washington, July 29 : A new study has revealed that daily running helps in reducing risks of cardiovascular diseases that might lead to death, regardless of duration and speed.

How facial expressions influence first impression revealed

Washington, July 29 : A new study has shown that important faces and specific images of faces can be helpful in creating a favorable or unfavorable first impression.

New 'universal' blood test developed to diagnose cancer

London, July 29 : A new research has developed a simple blood test that can be used universally to diagnose cancer.

Gym bag must-haves

Los Angeles, July 29 : Excited about hitting the gym and cutting flab? Make sure to carry essentials like water bottle, hair ties and deodorant in your duffle bag.

Brain 'switch' controlling blood sugar levels discovered

New York, July 29 : Researchers have identified the mechanism in the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Green spaces impact birth weight positively

London, July 29 : Where expecting mothers live can also have a bearing on the birth weight of their babies as researchers have found that mothers who live near green spaces deliver babies with significantly higher birth weights.

Effective oral contraceptives for obese women soon

New York, July 29 : Obese women who use oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy can now heave a sigh of relief as researchers have identified ways to make birth control pills more effective.

Eye-wearable device can spot diabetes-related condition

London, July 29 : Inspired by Google Glass, researchers have now developed a wearable eye-monitoring device that could lead to early detection of a common diabetes-related neurological condition.

Simple blood test can now detect cancer

London, July 29 : In a first, British researchers have devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not.

Daily running can lower death risk

Washington, July 29 : A new US study has suggested that running everyday, even for a few minutes, can significantly reduce a person's risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases.

Scientists identify six new genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease

Washington, July 28 : Scientists have identified six new genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including more than two dozen genetic risk factors that have already been reported.

'Body clock' makes drugs for treating pneumonia ineffective

Washington, July 28 : A new study has revealed that drugs widely used to treat lung diseases, like asthma and pneumonia, work with the body clock, which makes them ineffective.

New hope for curing cancer

Washington, July 28 : Scientists found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective.

New pills can help cure hepatitis C

Washington, July 28 : Scientists have revealed that new two-pills-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C.

How to avoid heat-related illnesses revealed

Washington, July 28 : Bret Nicks, associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical, has revealed some simple steps to follow in order to avoid heat-related illnesses.

2 min of intense exercise helps elderly stay healthy

London, July 28 : Experts have revealed that intense workout regime for only 2 minutes twice a week over a month and a half would help people aged over 60 stay fit and lowered their chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke.