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Monday, March 27, 2017

Could it Be? Scientists to Search for Extinct Tasmanian Tiger in Australia

Scientists in Australia are preparing to search for the Tasmanian tiger after a series of “sightings” of the species, which was declared extinct when the last one died in a zoo in 1936. As part of an...

Stem Cells Show Mixed Results for Impotence After Prostate Surgery

Scientists based in the UK say they have made a long stride towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation. Red blood cells can already be made in the lab, but the problem is to make th...

Good news for transplant patients: Spinach leaf transformed into human heart tissue

If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood — and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz — look no further than spinach. (Here's to Popeye, eat...

Using a smartphone to screen for male infertility

In the not so distant future home fertility tests for men could soon be as common and easy as home pregnancy tests for women. It may sound like science fiction, but researchers at Harvard have create...

‘No fat’ or ‘no sugar’ label equals no guarantee of nutritional qu...

Terms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt on food packaging may give consumers a sense of confidence before they purchase, but these claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quali...

Both atheists and religious people are unafraid of death

The concept of death makes people feel very frightened. Taking about death or even thinking about it disturbs many of us. But the reality is that everyone has to die one day. Don't Miss: Enter the I4...

The threat of HPV: More than just cervical cancer

Although not as widely discussed as breast cancer and lung cancer, cervical cancer has also grown to be an important healthcare issue in past years. In fact, it is now reported as the third most comm...

Most cancers caused by random DNA mistakes

We usually attribute cancer to inherited genes such as the BRACA1 or BRACA2 mutations, responsible for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Or else, a lifestyle choice like smoking or something to d...

Kenya Needs to Up Its Game to Get TB Under Control

Pretoria – The introduction of Delamanid, a Japanese manufactured drug, has ushered in new hope in the fight against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in South Africa. Delamanid, manufactured...

This Smartphone App Can Analyze Semen Samples to Diagnose Infertility in Men

To know their period of fertility without going through a laboratory, women can use ovulation tests at home, easy to find in pharmacies or supermarkets. Thanks to American scientists, men will soon b...

Primary 3 girl in hospital following liquid soap ‘revenge’

A primary 3 boy, aged nine, tried to poison a female classmate with liquid hand soap, which he secretly mixed in her water bottle, in a bid to help another female friend to take revenge. The victim c...

DNA Replication Errors To Blame For Most Cancer Mutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity g...

CDC updates guidelines for Zika virus testing, interpretation of results

Seven more babies have been born in the United States with Zika-related birth defects, raising the total to 54 and reflecting a steep rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said y...

Moderate drinking can lower chances of heart diseases, says research

There's a lot of conflicting information about moderate alcohol consumption. A new study finds it may lower the risk of three common health problems. British researchers looked at data from nearly tw...

Pill to reverse ageing just three years away

Harvard Medical School researchers say they've found a way to stop cells from aging. Researchers conducted experiments on mice that prevented and mitigated damage to their DNA from age and radiation ...

Australian scientists create radical anti-ageing pill that helps DNA repair itself

Scientists have found a way to reverse the ageing process, extending the lifespan of mice by 20 per cent and raising the prospect of an anti-ageing treatment for humans within a decade. The discovery...

Moderate drinkers have lower risk of heart attack

When it comes to alcohol and heart health, the back and forth between findings can leave you feeling dizzy: One study concludes that drinking is good for your heart, but then another says it's best t...

Two-Thirds of All Cancer Mutations Are Unavoidable, Scientists Claim

The alarming rate at which cancer cases are growing across the world has had health experts and scientists worried. Cancer is a deadly disease in which abnormal cells divide and grow uncontrollably d...

When it comes to romance, we do have a ‘type,’ suggests new study

It's culturally accepted that everyone has a “type” — a romantic ideal that we seek in our partner. Scientifically, however, it's been much harder to prove its existence with consistency. Recently, t...

Govt establishes 119 TB treatment centres

About 8,000 people had contracted tuberculosis in Burundi in 2016. More than 4,000 suffered from contagious tuberculosis, said the Minister of Health marking World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March. Hungr...