James Sherlock

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Finger Chips

Anyone who’s ever dieted knows that sorting through the deluge of research can be overwhelming. Paleo has a devout following who swear by its protein-heavy meals while intermittent fasters believe that forgoing food for hours on end (which varies, but can include skipping meals...

Zika Virus

While the Zika virus is known to cause birth defects and abnormalities in unborn children, researchers now believe it could be used as an effective way to kill off cancer cells in the brain. Focusing specifically on glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer, researchers...

Zika Virus

While the Zika virus is known to cause birth defects and abnormalities in unborn children, researchers now believe it could be used as an effective way to kill off cancer cells in the brain. Focusing specifically on glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer, researchers...

Antibody Infusion

An experimental therapy has held back one man’s HIV infection for 10 months, doctors have reported. He was one of 18 people in a small trial testing injections of “broadly neutralising antibodies” – the natural weapons of the immune system. They delayed...

HIV

The outstanding progress in boosting the immune system to treat cancer may help unlock a cure for HIV, according to scientists meeting in Paris. The body’s normal defences struggle to clear the body of HIV and cancer. But the rapidly emerging field of immunotherapy has seen...

Diabetics

We all know that exercise can help you burn fat faster, build muscle, and even switch your mood from gloomy to sunny. But did you know that it can also reduce your risk of developing diabetes? According to a new study published in the journal Experimental Physiology, just a half...

Heartburn

Widely used heartburn drugs are associated with increased risk of death, and the longer a person uses the drugs, the greater the risk, new research suggests. Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, have been tied to a wide range of side effects including fractures, dementia, heart disease,...

Sweetest Drinks

Quenching summer’s heat with a sugary soda or lemonade seems quintessentially American. But many people don’t understand how sweet their favorite drinks really are. The World Health Organization recommends that adults limit themselves to 25 grams of added sugar per...

Egg

I bet you’ve noticed that the “healthier” egg white omelet on an otherwise decadent brunch menu is far less satisfying. I bet you’re tired of shying away from yolk-heavy breakfasts, like eggs Benedict or eggs sunny side up, just because you’re sticking to some diet. But...

Parkinsons Disease Caregiving

Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson’s disease. Their animal experiments, published in the journal Cell, suggest the brain disorder may be caused by bacteria living in the gut. The findings could eventually lead to new ways of treating...