Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

US scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world's most threatening superbugs, the BBC reported.

Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease: study

Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease: study

Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists.

Secret to combating pancreatic cancer may lie in suppression of a common protein

Secret to combating pancreatic cancer may lie in suppression of a common protein

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) shows new promise in the fight against one of the most lethal forms of cancer.

‘Light’ cigarettes may be more dangerous than regular

‘Light’ cigarettes may be more dangerous than regular

Smoking cigarettes indisputably causes lung cancer. But does smoking “light” cigarettes—those with ventilation around the filters that dilutes the smoke with air—offer any protection as compared to the regular kind?

Researchers suggest tomato extract fights stomach cancer

Researchers suggest tomato extract fights stomach cancer

A new study shows that whole tomato extracts from two different Southern Italian cultivars inhibit gastric cancer cell growth and malignant features, paving the way for future studies aimed at implementing lifestyle habits not only for prevention, but potentially as...

Novel gene editing approach to cancer treatment shows promise in mice

Novel gene editing approach to cancer treatment shows promise in mice

A novel gene therapy using CRISPR genome editing technology effectively targets cancer-causing "fusion genes" and improves survival in mouse models of aggressive liver and prostate cancers, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers report in a study published online in...

With vaccines and vigilance, world better set for future Ebola outbreaks

With vaccines and vigilance, world better set for future Ebola outbreaks

The lessons learned from the world's worst Ebola epidemic and progress made in developing vaccines mean future outbreaks should be far less damaging, health experts have said.

‘Mindful’ baking can help to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression

‘Mindful’ baking can help to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression

It may not be great news for our waistlines, but it turns out, baking is good for your mental health.  

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