A good cup of coffee really helps one shake off the cobwebs before starting the day. Fortunately, a new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic reveals that drinking coffee has an added benefit: Regular imbibing of this delicious drink is linked with a lowered risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). PSC is an autoimmune liver [...]
Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live to 150-years-old may be available within five years, following landmark research.
The new drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine and is believed to have an anti-ageing effect as it boosts activity of a protein called SIRT1.
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline [...]
Researchers have discovered a new human disease in the Northeast transmitted by the same common deer tick that can infect people with Lyme disease.
The bacterial illness causes flu-like symptoms, the researchers from Tufts, Yale, and other institutions reported Wednesday, but they also described the case of an 80-year-old woman who became confused and withdrawn, [...]
A GIRL, 8, will be given vaccinations against the objections of her mother after a Family Court ruling.
News of the judgment comes after a group of Australia’s top scientists warned this week that the anti-immunisation lobby was endangering children’s lives.
The Victorian mother, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was resorting [...]
As summer gets closer and nights get warmer, more folks are spending time outside. But one thing we always have to worry about while we’re relaxing outdoors is mosquitoes. They don’t just cause itchy red bumps if they bite you, they can also spread serious diseases. A new infection these insects carry is even being [...]
Poliomyelitis, a viral infectious disease, had once paralyzed and crippled hundreds of thousands of children each year. But the development of vaccines and a global effort to eradicate the disease dramatically reduced the number of infections.
However, the World Health Organisation says the success-story is at risk and the UN agency is expected to declare [...]
Several years after dust from the World Trade Center twin towers found its way into thousands of homes and nearly every crevice in lower Manhattan, area residents still suffered health problems, according to a new study.
People living in homes damaged after 2001′s Trade Center attacks were more likely to report respiratory illness or disease years [...]
WASHINGTON – Two California dairy farms are under quarantine and a calf ranch is under investigation following discovery of the latest U.S. case of mad cow disease, but the government on Wednesday said the actions were standard procedure and there was no threat to the food supply.
Also, a calf born to the infected cow [...]
The reemergence of mad cow disease, discovered in a California dairy cow, could have major implications for the state’s meat industry, even though officials have said that the human food supply is unaffected.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy hasn’t been found in U.S. since 2006 and was discovered in only three instances before then. But the disease [...]
The level of influenza – including the swine flu strain – in the population is now higher – and rising more sharply – than they were at this point in 1999, when the country was heading for an epidemic which triggered a major NHS crisis. [...]