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...

Alzheimer Disease

Research suggests that natural selection may eventually weed out the genetic mutations related to Alzheimer’s disease and other genetic conditions. In a world filled with natural disasters, war, and growing risk of incurable infections, one study is shining a little ray...

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...

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...

Smoking unborn babies

The impact of cigarette damage to unborn babies has been revealed in a new stem cell study. Scientists found that the cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is particularly harmful to developing liver cells. They developed a method of studying the effects of maternal smoking on liver...

Peanut Butter

For those trying to add muscle, peanut butter is a rock star—packed with about eight grams of protein per two-tablespoon serving. But not all peanut butters are created equal. “The big thing you want to avoid is hydrogenated oil,” says Rachele Dependahl, a registered dietitian...

Energy Drinks

Consuming energy drinks may be particularly risky for people with a certain genetic heart condition, a new study from Australia suggests. The study looked at 24 people who had inherited long QT syndrome, a condition that can cause dangerous irregular heartbeats. About one person...