Health

New `long-acting` single-dose malaria drug thwarts parasite resistance

Researchers have developed a new, long-acting malaria drug that they believe may help fight disease. Griffith University scientists have identified a potent agent that thwarts drug resistance in the p

‘Couchsurfing’ toddlers likelier to be bullied later on

A new study has revealed that toddlers who chill in front of TV a lot may be victimized more by their peers as adolescents. For young children, the number of hours spent watching TV at the age of 29 m

Why many breast cancer patients develop drug resistance

Researchers have discovered a possible reason for drug resistance in breast tumors. HER2 membrane proteins play a special role in certain types of breast cancer: amplified levels of HER2 drive unrestr

Dairy products perk up probiotics’ effectiveness

A new study has revealed that dairy products boost effectiveness of probiotics. As per the University of California study, the success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon th

Resveratrol, quercetin show hope for potential new cancer treatment

Scientists may soon be able to crop up new cancer treatments, thanks to resveratrol and quercetin.

Chinese toddler first in the world to have 3D printed skull

A three-year-old girl in China has become the first person in the world to have her skull reconstructed with the help of 3D printing technology, after a 17-hour-long ground-breaking surgery.

Mosquitoes first sniff then attack their host

A new research has shed light on how mosquitoes approach their target suggesting that it can smell a host's blood from across the room.

Chinese man grows breasts after eating fried chicken

A 26-year-old Chinese man has reportedly developed breasts, which his doctors say has been caused by hormones in his favourite fried chicken.

Human screams jolt brain’s fear-response center

If you feel like a human scream jolts the deep recesses of your brain, there's a good reason for it. That is precisely what is happening, scientists say.

Body temperature change may trigger sudden cardiac death

Changes in body temperature may trigger sudden death caused by cardiac arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, a new study has claimed.

More parents signing on to Facebook: Study

Majority of moms and dads in the US are joining Facebook to give and seek emotional, social and parental advice, a new study suggests.

On Eid, here’s how you can overhaul your feast menu

Seviyan, fruit or chickpea chaat and mithaai dominate platters on any table on the occasion of Eid. Ever considered adding some new items to your menu for the great feast?

Indians more exposed to Dengue, Chikungunya, claims research

A new study has found out that an extremely high percentage of people living in southern states of India are exposed to two mosquito-borne viruses, dengue and chikungunya and therefore measures need t

How 300 min workout weekly helps postmenopausal women prevent cancer

Dedicating 300 minutes to exercise every week can prove beneficial to postmenopausal women, especially obese ones, in cutting down total fat, which is linked to increased risk of postmenopausal breast

DIY fertility testing goes digital with Taiwan’s iSperm

Call home, check your email, count your sperm: Taiwanese start-up Aidmics is hoping to cash in on the $40 billion global human fertility market with an iPad compatible gadget it calls iSperm.

Misfit’s Flash Link: More Powerful at a Lower Price

Misfit, makers of Shine and Flash Fitness and Sleep Monitors, announces Misfit Link, a new software experience that makes Flash an even more powerful tool to control and connect with the world around

Air filters may add more dangerous chemicals: Study

Air filters, used to clean the air more efficiently, may be involuntarily introducing chemicals more dangerous than the ones they scrub from your house, a new study has warned.

Wine microbes for better chocolates

In a finding that could lead to better, high quality chocolates, scientists have discovered that the yeast species used in the production of beer, bread and wine works particularly well in cacao ferme

Gene associated with thinking skills identified

Researchers have identified a gene that underlies healthy information processing, a finding that may pave the way for a better understanding of cognitive ageing and age-related diseases, such as Alzhe

New single-dose drug may treat malaria

A new drug may treat malaria in a single dose and prevent infection being transmitted by mosquito bites to other people, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

‘Beer-making yeast’ can be used to ferment ‘better’ tasting chocolate

Researchers have claimed that species of yeast that is used in production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentation.

Smartphones can now detect depression, claims research

You can hide it from everyone around you, but your phone knows when you are upset and can even detect you depression.

‘Paper machine’ can now diagnose disease for less than $2

To reduce the cost of equipment required to check infections, scientists are now developing a portable low-cost paper machine for point-of-care detection of infectious diseases, genetic conditions and

Researchers reveal how jealousy in relations can lead to alcohol

If you are someone who depends on his/her partner to make you feel good, then according to a recent study, you are likely to drown your sorrows if you believe your partner is cheating.

Children with psychiatric problems as much at risk as adults, claims research

Researchers have now claimed that children with psychiatric problems tend to have higher health, legal, financial and social problems as adults, even if their disorders do not persist into adulthood.

US Congress to probe Planned Parenthood use of aborted fetus tissue

Republican U.S. congressional leaders on Wednesday launched an investigation of Planned Parenthood after a video implying it sells the organs of aborted fetuses was released on the Internet. The repro

SC asks govt to revisit new drug pricing policy

An NGO had asked why the new drug pricing policy had changed the formula to decide a price cap from a cost-based mechanism to a market price-based one

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