Sugary drinks and shorter lifespan

A new study that looked at data from hundreds of thousands of individuals has linked higher consumption of soft drinks — both, artificially- and...

Good nutrition critical to overall health

Good nutrition forms the core of health management. Highlighting the importance of proper nutrition to overall health, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its...

Smartphone to detect viruses

Using just a smartphone and a paper microfluidic chip it is possible to detect extremely low levels of norovirus, a very contagious virus responsible...

Altered stem cells help repair cornea

In a world-first, Japanese scientists have successfully repaired a damaged cornea to improve a person’s vision, using ‘induced pluripotent cells’. Pluripotent stem cells are embryonic...

Mouthwash and exercise

Mouth bacteria play a key role in our health. Previous studies have found strong association between bacteria that cause gum disease, and both a...

Children increasingly being prescribed glasses

Studies show that the number of children between the ages of 13 and 16 who are being prescribed reading glasses has more than doubled...

Forget diet fads, focus on healthful foods

Rather than follow the latest diet fad, research shows it is more important to ensure that you consume healthful foods. New research reveals that...

Health packaged foods do not deter obesity

Convenience snacks, ready-made meals, health drinks and other processed packaged foods constitute a large chunk of aisle space in most supermarkets. But a new...

Consumption of frying oil harmful to gut health

Foods fried are popular worldwide, but research about the health effects of this cooking technique has raised concerns among healthcare providers, including about its...

Threats to health from 5G technology

As 5G wireless technology slowly makes its way across the globe, many government agencies and organizations have advised that there is no reason to...

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