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...

Oral medication for people with type 2 diabetes

People suffering from type 2 diabetes face a huge psychological and economic burden in having to take regular injections, along with the problems associated...

Patients to be issued smart health cards

Despite a few cases of medical errors, the general safety level of patients in public hospitals across Kuwait is very high, said the Director...

Milk, water, but no fruit juices for kids under five

The best drink for children under the age of five is milk or water, concluded a panel of nutritionist after examining various beverages, including...

Vaccine patch to replace injections

A new type of skin patch being trialed on mice could one day replace needles as a method of vaccination. Scientists have been studying needle...

Sugar tax and obesity

Maybe countries should go beyond taxes on sugary beverages and consider a similar tax on high-sugar snacks as well. New studies support this line of...

Motivational text messages help manage diabetes

Motivational text messages could help people living with diabetes better manage their condition, say researchers behind a new study. They also add that this...

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