Scientists have discovered a previously unknown warning system that contributes to the body’s immune system. According to a study published in the journal PNAS, Mitochondria in the white blood cells secrete a web of DNA fibres that raises the alarm.
Stress accelerates the development of pancreatic cancer by triggering the release of “fight-or-flight” hormones, a study has found.
Scientists have identified an arthritis drug that reduces inflammation in people with West Nile virus and may help treat neurological problems persisting in patients who survive the infection.
Stress can interact with immune cells and regulate how they respond to allergens, causing physical symptoms and disease, a study has found.
Over two-thirds of people who try their first cigarette go on to become daily smokers, at least temporarily, a study suggests.
Researchers have developed a capsule that can deliver a week’s worth of HIV drugs in a single dose.
Bariatric surgery may minimise the risk of heart diseases in adolescents who went through the procedure, claimed new research.
If you are a woman and have been assigned night shifts at workplace for long, be a little concerned about your health.
Trying to lose weight? Changing your eating schedule – such as having an early dinner or even skipping it – can help reduce hunger pangs and boost fat burning.
Proteins that mount a potent immune response to Zika virus, and help pregnant women fight the infection, can harm the placenta and foetal growth, a study has found.
Children suffering from chronic illness such as asthma, food allergy, epilepsy or diabetes are at an increased risk of developing mental health problems, a study warns.
Older men with oral health issues like tooth loss and gum disease are at an increased risk of frailty, a study has found.
Supplements containing calcium, vitamin D or both may not protect older adults against hip fracture and other bone breaks, a study claims.
A drug created to treat type 2 diabetes could be used to fight Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists who found that the medicine significantly reversed memory loss in mice.
Taking a higher dose of carfilzomib, an anti-cancer drug, may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, a study warns.
Raising hope for an effective drug to treat people with Ebola virus, researchers have found that an enzyme could help prevent the deadly virus from spreading.
Suffering from cervical cancer? Along with your radiation therapy, start eating blueberries.
Chronic poor sleep may contribute to cognitive decline, according to a study that shows wakeful brain produces more of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta than its waste-disposal system can handle.
Smokers who are willing to use e-cigarettes tend to smoke less and have increased quit attempts, a study has found. “Combustible cigarettes are the most harmful form of nicotine delivery.
Scientists have developed a new type of skin patch that may help reduce bulging tummy fats and obesity by delivering drugs that turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat.
In search of new strategies against the life-threatening tuberculosis infection, scientists have discovered a substance that prevents the membrane formation of the bacterium.
A new wrist-worn gadget may help people with sleep problems by objectively tracking their real-life sleep habits and quality, scientists say.
Scientists have developed an electronic nose that can non-invasively detect colon diseases and distinguish between patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam has appealed to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to convene an all-party meeting to find a solution to the “miseries” of the citizens caused due to the ongoing Metro rail construction work.
Short-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution and ozone – even at low levels – may increase the risk of premature death in the elderly, a US study warns.
Scientists have developed a nanowire device that can detect microscopic levels of cancer markers in the urine, an advance that could help non-invasively diagnose the deadly disease.
Scientists have developed a skin patch that can deliver drugs to regulate blood sugar in diabetics for days at a time.