Be wary of sugar alternatives

It is estimated that at least 1 in 4 children consumes sugar alternatives and that 80 percent of them consume it daily. Sugar alternatives,...

Lifestyle changes to reduce dementia risk

Almost 10 million new cases of dementia are diagnosed every year, says the World Health Organization in its first ever report on reducing the...

Increasing fiber intake lowers diabetes, high blood pressure

Rising rates of non-communicable diseases, including incidence of type 2 diabetes and hypertension, has been a major cause of concern for health authorities worldwide. Now,...

Teens need to get more sleep

Recent research on topics as wide ranging as mental health and how our bodies store fat, is adding to evidence that illustrates how much...

New graphene filter grabs airborne pathogens

According to the American Center for Diseases Control (CDC) one in thirty-one patients admitted in hospital are likely to acquire a potentially antibiotic-resistant infection...

People eat more when dining with friends

People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone, in a phenomena that science describes as 'social facilitation'. Previous studies found that those...

Teabags release billions of microplastics in your tea

Billions of microplastics could be floating around in the tea you are about to sip. But wait, do not throw away the tea, the...

Synthetic vaccine to combat epidemics

A new vaccine developed against the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya, which can be stored at warmer temperatures and negates the need for refrigeration, could mark...

Blood test to detect multiple cancers

Numerous types of cancer could be screened with a high degree of accuracy from a single blood test that is now being developed. The test,...

Disease diagnosis by AI similar to that by doctors

Artificial intelligence (AI) is just as good at diagnosing a disease based on a medical image as healthcare professionals, says the first systematic review...

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