Monday, February 18, 2019

Scientists develop tool to measure success of HIV cure strategies

WASHINGTON: A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found a way to accurately and easily count the cells that comprise the HIV reservoir. This will enable researchers who are trying to...

An egg a day might reduce risk of heart disease: Study

WASHINGTON: A new study conducted in China finds that eating an egg a day may lower risk of cardiovascular disease.The study found that daily egg eaters had an 18 per cent lower risk of dying...

Drug abuse taking heavy toll of Pakistani youth

ISLAMABAD: Drug abuse is taking a heavy toll on the youth in Pakistan, especially students, and fuelling a life of addiction and crime, the country's Anti-Narcotics Force has said. Children as young as 9-12 have...

Restoring memory function in Alzheimer’s disease may now be possible

WASHINGTON: A study now finds that a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its later stages. The study was published...

Thinking about romantic partner to keep your blood pressure in check

WASHINGTON: Trying to figure out a trick to keep mental stress in check? It turns out just thinking about your romantic partner during a stressful situation may help keep your blood pressure under control just...

Eating breakfast may not induce weight loss

WASHINGTON: Do you eat a hearty breakfast in the morning and then skip a few meals thinking it will help you lose weight? Think again. There is no good evidence to support the idea that...

New study finds cancer causes premature ageing

WASHINGTON: A new study, from the University of East Anglia, now finds that leukaemia promotes premature ageing in healthy bone marrow cells. The findings, published on Wednesday, in the journal Blood show that healthy bone...

Delaying newborn baths leads to increase in rates of breastfeeding

WASHINGTON: While bathing newborns immediately after birth is a common practice around the world, a recent study suggests that delaying the bath enhances the bond between mother and child. It also increases rates of breastfeeding.

Detecting pre-diabetes early may reduce risk of developing cardiovascular disease

WASHINGTON: A diagnosis of pre-diabetes should be a wake-up call for people to make lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Speaking...

Dietary Pyramids

By Dr. Ghayur Ayub A single incident in 1955 when President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack practically changed the future dietary pattern of the world. The...