Category: Health

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staffJuly 31, 2017

Your sleeping pattern could be making you fatter

You might want to start swapping the all-nighters for Ovaltine – a study has found adults who have poor sleep patterns are ...

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staffJuly 29, 2017

Generic eye drops could save millions in Medicare funding

Prescribing generic drugs for seniors’ eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a ...

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staffJuly 29, 2017

E-cigarette use linked to increase in smoking cessation rates

A new study suggests e-cigarettes are effective as an aid to quit smoking and are linked to an increase in ...

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staffJuly 29, 2017

Losing weight: Manipulating a brain cell gets results in mice

A new study has found something remarkable: The activation of a particular type of immune cell in the brain can, ...

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staffJuly 28, 2017

Drinking a few times a week ‘reduces diabetes risk’

People who drink three to four times a week are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who ...

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staffJuly 26, 2017

Brain disease affects 99% of NFL players in study

A study of American football players’ brains has found that 99% of professional NFL athletes tested had a disease associated ...

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staffJuly 26, 2017

Antibody helps keep man’s HIV at bay for 10 months

An experimental therapy has held back one man’s HIV infection for 10 months, doctors have reported. He was one of ...

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staffJuly 25, 2017

U.S. kids overdosing on dietary supplements

A curious toddler opens a bottle of melatonin found on the kitchen counter, and accidentally overdoses on a supplement typically ...

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staffJuly 25, 2017

Sperm count drop may lead to human extinction

Humans could become extinct if sperm counts in men continue to fall at current rates, a doctor has warned. Researchers ...

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staffJuly 25, 2017

One stroke raises risk for another, even years later

Your risk of a second stroke or ministroke remains considerable for at least five years after the first one, a ...