People suffering from chronic inflammation may develop cognitive problems

People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop cognitive problems in the decades leading up to old age, researchers say. Chronic inflammation is...

Unhealthy diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide

Latest research shows that a diet low in nutrients caused over 11 million deaths in 2017, this is more deaths than from smoking or...

Smartphone app to detect diabetes

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes kills over 1.6 people each year while high blood glucose level accounts for another 2.2 million...

Food allergy or food intolerance

Food allergy is common problem with many people convinced that they suffer from one form of food allergy or another. But new studies show...

Lab-grown retinas explain color vision

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the United States have grown human eye retinas from scratch in the laboratory to determine how cells allow...

One-in-four antibiotic prescriptions unwarranted

Despite years of dire warnings on dangers of antibiotic resistance, from leading health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for...

Tele-consultations is a convenient mode for patients

A growing number of patients seem to be attracted by the convenience of connecting with their doctor online. And doctors are also finding it...

Liver transplants could be redundant with discovery of new liver cell

Treating liver failure without the need for transplants could be the future, if developments from a new discovery by researchers at King’s College in...

Synthesized scorpion venom kills dangerous bacteria

Researchers have managed to synthesize two scorpion venom compounds that are effective against certain strains of bacteria highly infectious to humans and without any...

Blood test could predict heart ailments before symptoms appear

Blood tests are widely used to help doctors diagnose heart attacks after a patient experiences symptoms. Now researchers have found a more sensitive version...

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