UK scientists believe they can triple the number of healthy babies born as a result of fertility treatment with a simple technique that takes a series of photographs of the developing IVF embryos.
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Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have found that a gene involved in neurodegenerative disease also plays a critical role in the proper function of the circadian clock. In a study of the......read more
One in ten South Africans is HIV positive but AIDS-related deaths are falling as ramped-up treatment begins to have an impact, the country's official statistics agency said.
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Fish oil could minimise the damaging effects that junk food can have on the brain, according to new research.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool analysed research papers from around the world t......read more
Women's immune systems age more slowly than men's which may contribute to them living longer, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at the blood of healthy volunteers in Japan, ranging in age......read more
Pregnant mothers in Britain should undergo test to check if they are smoking, and if found positive they should be helped to quit, said a new UK health guidance.
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Modern lifestyle is causing dementia and other brain diseases to strike at a younger age, with widespread use of computers, mobile phones and chemicals to blame, a new study has found.
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Breast cancer patients surrounded by people with whom they can have a good time or positive social interactions with, are better able to deal with pain and other physical symptoms of the disease, acco......read more
Scientists have discovered the three-dimensional structure of the protein Parkin, a finding which may provide new ways to develop drugs to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.
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Food & Health
When consuming your favourite fruit is forbidden by your doctor or dietician, it is time to find out why rather than trying to have more of it on the sly. Conventional diet advice for weight watchers ......read more
Here is why you should soak up some sun!
Exposing skin to sunlight may help reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack, stroke and even prolong life, a new study has claimed.
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Vampire therapy, the latest beauty treatment for younger skin - which involves injecting patients with their own blood - may also provide a cure for baldness, scientists say.
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Doctors are warning of a new sexually-transmitted superbug which they fear could ultimately prove to be even more deadly than AIDS.
The antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhoea – now considered a sup......read more
Fight Against AIDS
Researchers have developed a novel technique for cheap, quick and on-the-spot HIV testing using DVD scanners.
Researchers said the cheap optics in DVD players may find a new life in a cost-effective a......read more