Stem cell therapy restores sight in two patients

Stem cell therapy restores sight in two patients

Two patients in the UK with advanced cases of age-related macular degeneration regained enough vision to be able to read again thanks to a new stem-cell therapy.

Astronaut's DNA no longer matches that of his identical twin, NASA finds

Astronaut's DNA no longer matches that of his identical twin, NASA finds

Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your genes.

Lower your blood pressure with spinach

Lower your blood pressure with spinach

There are some foods that scientists say can contribute to reducing high blood pressure (BP). Spinach is one of those.

Non-O blood groups associated with higher risk of heart attack

Non-O blood groups associated with higher risk of heart attack

Having a non-O blood group is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, according to a research.

Lack of sleep doubles chance of death from heart failure

Lack of sleep doubles chance of death from heart failure

Not getting enough sleep can double the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, US researchers have said.

WHO issues new recommendations for TB prevention

WHO issues new recommendations for TB prevention

The World Health Organization (WHO), in its latest set of guidelines for combating tuberculosis, has recommended scaling up access to testing and treatment for TB infection, especially among groups who are at risk, such as children and people living with...

New study suggests blood test can help diagnose autism in children

New study suggests blood test can help diagnose autism in children

A study published in the Molecular Autism journal concludes that a blood test could help diagnose autism in children by detecting early warning signs.

Catching flu ‘increases risk of heart attacks sixfold’

Catching flu ‘increases risk of heart attacks sixfold’

Flu can increase the risk of having a heart attack six times within the space of a week, research has shown.

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