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  • Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer

    Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer

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    A breast cancer wonder drug could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours.Newcastle University researchers said a family of cancer drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, affect the way tumour cells repair themselves.These inhibitors target hereditary forms of breast cancer as well as…

  • Red wine, chocolate sharpen your mind

    Red wine, chocolate sharpen your mind

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    Red wine and chocolate make for a deadly combination to keep your mind sharp and alert, a study suggests.Polyphenols, plant chemicals abundant in dark chocolate and wines, dilate blood vessels, speeding the supply of blood to the brain.This provides it with a rush…

  • Beware, liposucked fat can be back elsewhere

    Beware, liposucked fat can be back elsewhere

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    Liposuction if fraught with unwanted consequences that can turn other parts of a patient’s body fatter.Even as the fat will not return to the areas of the body where it was removed from, usually the thighs, lower abdomen and buttocks, it will reappear elsewhere,…

  • HIV may be risk factor in heart failure

    HIV may be risk factor in heart failure

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    Patients with HIV infection without a prior history of coronary heart disease may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure.“Heavy alcohol consumption, which is more prevalent among HIV-infected people, is also an established risk factor for heart failure,” the study authors write.…

  • Vegetarians have lower risk of heart disease, stroke

    Vegetarians have lower risk of heart disease, stroke

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    Vegetarians have a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome — a precursor to heart disease, diabetes and stroke.The symptoms are extra weight around the waist and insulin resistance, in which the body cannot use insulin effectively. Insulin is needed to help control the amount of…

  • Avoid coffee with fast food

    Avoid coffee with fast food

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    Avoid coffee during a fast food meal because it could have dangerous repercussions for your wellbeing as it causes a spike in blood sugar levels.A healthy person’s blood sugar levels shoot up after eating a high-fat meal, but that spike doubles after having both…

  • Fibre-rich diet reduces heart risk

    Fibre-rich diet reduces heart risk

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    Consuming food items rich in fibre, like fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products, especially as a young adult, is likely to confer a lifetime of protection against heart risk, researchers say.A new study found that adults aged between 20 and 59 years with the highest…

  • Antioxidant in apple extends lifespan

    Antioxidant in apple extends lifespan

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    Apples contain an antioxidant, nutrients which slowdown process of ageing and some ailments, that extends average lifespan by 10 percent, a study says.The results, obtained with fruit flies in place of humans in hundreds of research projects each year, bolster similar findings on apple…

  • Smoking during pregnancy may cause heart defects in infants

    Smoking during pregnancy may cause heart defects in infants

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    Children born to pregnant women who have been smoking in the first three months of their pregnancy may suffer from heart defects, a study has found.The study conducted by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has found that women who smoke…

  • Planning, visualising improve eating habits

    Planning, visualising improve eating habits

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    If you want to improve the way you eat, the best way to do so is to first make an action plan and then visualise yourself carrying it out, researchers say.“Telling people to just change the way they eat doesn’t work; we’ve known that…

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