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Yo-yo dieting might actually be good for people, expert says

Yo-yo dieting might actually make people healthy, despite the huge amounts of criticism directed towards them, according to an expert. Repeated crash diets might be best compared to going... More

Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment

Researchers have revealed that it is possible to treat appendicitis in both adults and children with antibiotics in lieu of traditional surgery. The use of antibiotics to cure the... More

Just 30 minutes of walking can benefit cancer patients

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with... More

Excess weight during early 20 years triples risk of stomach cancer

Physical fitness and health awareness are growing rapidly everywhere in the world. People are relatively more conscious about... More

Combination of drugs may help kill brain cancer: study

A team of US researchers finds that a combination of drugs may help in killing of brain cancer... More

Sleep-deprived brain can’t form memories

If you don’t get enough sleep, you might just start forgetting things. Sleep deprivation can interfere with the... More

Exercise, proper diet may reduce effects of malaria

Regular exercise and a healthy diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as right amount of protein,... More

New miracle pill can cure high blood pressure

Researchers in the UK have found that combining four blood pressure drugs into a single pill could be... More

Cardiac disorders increase in winter

The cold weather in winter can lead to cardiac problems which could be deadly, particularly for those who... More

Severely obese people more likely to die at home

A study finds people who are morbidly obese are less likely to spend their last days in a... More

Almonds, pistachios to protect against colon cancer: Study

Munching on nuts — such as almonds and pistachios — may not only protect you from heart diseases... More

Study finds less cancer-causing toxins in users of e-cigarettes

Consuming e-cigarettes is far safer and less toxic than smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, according to the findings of... More

World Cancer Day being observed

World Cancer Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe with three-year theme (2016-18)... More

UK cancer rates to rise faster among women than men: charity

LONDON: Cancer rates in Britain will rise six times faster among women than men within the next two... More

Acupuncture can help reduce chronic pain, depression

Researchers at the University of York in Britain have found that acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of... More

First ever girl with ‘tree girl’ syndrome a Bangladeshi

A young Bangladeshi girl with bark-like warts growing on her face could be the first female ever afflicted... More

Artificial kidneys nearly set to end transplantation crisis: expert

As renal ailments appear as one of the world’s worst health issue, an intensive research project led by... More

Mushrooms could prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, suggests study

Scientists are zeroing in on how a healthy diet could help keep your brain healthy. In their latest... More

Sound sleep is important for well-being of immune system

If lack of sound sleep is making you sick then may be your immune system is getting affected,... More

Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccines

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to reinforce its stockpiles amid... More

Lithium better at treating bipolar disorder, study reveals

A treatment for bipolar disorder introduced in the 1970s is much more effective at protecting the brains of... More

How to know if dairy is causing your bloating

It’s a fact of life: bloating happens, and sometimes for seemingly no reason. Even if you usually eat... More

Cannabis still harmful to health: report

Medicinal cannabis effectively treats chronic pain and significantly helps those with multiple sclerosis (MS), a major US report... More

6 medicinal ginger health benefits

Ginger is surprisingly the most widely used dietary condiment in the world today. It is actually part of... More

China confirms one more H7N9 bird flu death

A man in China’s central Henan province has become the latest person reported to have died this winter... More

Cancer spread cut by three-quarters in tests

The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists.... More