19 Dec 2014
London: Compared to individuals with blood type O, women with blood groups A, B and AB are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study has found.
18 Dec 2014
Singapore: A drug used to treat diabetes can help boost the efficacy of tuberculosis (TB) medication without inducing drug resistance, researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found. TB is an air-borne infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Mtb), which often infects the lungs. Even though drugs are available to treat the disease, TB continues to be a major threat to public health, killing close to 1.5 million people every year.
18 Dec 2014
Singapore: A study has found that metformin (MET), a drug for treating diabetes can also be used to boost the efficacy of tuberculosis (TB) medication without inducing drug resistance.
16 Dec 2014
London: Children who skip meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease or stroke as early as 6 years of age, according to a new Finnish study.
28 Nov 2014
Toronto: Compared to conventional diabetes treatment, an external artificial pancreas can improve glucose control and treatment of Type-1 diabetes, shows a study.
10 Dec 2014
Johannesburg: South African retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has canceled travel plans for the rest of the year so he can undergo new treatment for prostate cancer, a foundation said.
09 Dec 2014
New York: Smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, says a study, adding that it puts people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind.
08 Dec 2014
Washington: A new type of cancer therapy has produced dramatic results in patients with advanced leukaemia in an early-phase clinical trial. Approximately 15 percent of acute myeloid leukemia patients have a mutated form of the IDH2 gene.
29 Nov 2014
London: Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study.
26 Nov 2014
London: A simple, non-invasive test that detects a sweet-smelling chemical marker in the breath could diagnose children with type 1 diabetes, Oxford scientists have found.