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  Life   Health  26 Sep 2017

Life, Health, 26 Sep 2017

Progress of medical research may be affected by US immigration restrictions

The impact might not occur immediately but the long-run impact on medical innovation would be substantial.

26 Sep 2017 8:28 PM

Brain wiring of children suffering abuse may be altered

For the optimal function and organisation of the brain, electrical signals used by neurons may need to travel over long distances.

26 Sep 2017 8:14 PM

Consuming alcohol with controlled diet can prevent liver problems

Alcoholic liver disease is a global health burden and refers to a disease spectrum including hepatomegaly and simple fatty liver.

26 Sep 2017 8:04 PM

Risk of death lower among HIV patients who drink 3 cups of coffee a day

In the general population, drinking 3 or more cups of coffee a day has been associated with 14 percent reduction in the risk of mortality.

26 Sep 2017 7:52 PM

Losing weight may help save money: Study

Researchers found that a 20-year-old adult who goes from being obese to overweight would save approximately $17,655 in medical costs.

26 Sep 2017 6:37 PM


Antibody that protects against Zika, dengue identified: Study

An antibody that protects from dengue virus is also effective against Zika, a study has found.

26 Sep 2017 5:50 PM

Good mood may boost efficacy of flu jabs: Study

Researchers from Nottingham University examined several psychological and behavioural factors that show how well vaccinations work.

26 Sep 2017 5:26 PM

Child with portruding eyes may go blind as parents are unable to afford treatment

The swelling started two months after Jailian was born and even shocked local doctors who gave medication which didn't help.

26 Sep 2017 4:23 PM

Nerve stimulation 'raised awareness' of man in vegetative state: study

The patient scored 6 on a scale of 0 to 23, 0 representing no real verbal, visual or motor response and 23 indicating good ability.

26 Sep 2017 2:12 PM

Old and deadly: Japan's drive to beat elderly road menace

Authorities in some regions have resorted to encouraging some of the 4.8 million drivers over 75 in Japan to hand over their licence.

26 Sep 2017 1:41 PM


Motherhood may set a woman's career back, says study

According to research, giving birth to a child could set a woman’s career back by six years.

26 Sep 2017 12:05 PM

Supportive friends, family help achieve personal goals, says study

According to study, people who report relationships to be supportive have greater willingness to grow personally, feel more self-confident.

26 Sep 2017 8:28 AM

Now, an anti-inflammatory compound to help fight Alzheimer’s, says study

Researchers discover molecules inhibit specific part of inflammatory response called the 'inflammasome' which is implicated in Alzheimer's.

26 Sep 2017 8:06 AM

Study claims cannabis may prevent people from doing hard drugs

According to researchers, leafy substance might be key to discouraging users from progressing to 'harder' drugs, such as cocaine, ecstasy.

26 Sep 2017 7:48 AM

WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

The camps also face dire shortages of food and medicine in what has quickly become one of the world’s largest refugee settlements.

26 Sep 2017 6:07 AM