Too much iron may raise the risk of certain strokes

Islamabad: The risk of having a stroke particularly the kind that results from a blood clot or other obstacle traveling from the heart appears...

Seafood rich in omega-3 may promote healthy aging

Islamabad: In our increasingly aging society, it is worth asking: what can we do to ensure that we don't just live longer lives, but...

Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes

Islamabad: The results of a recent clinical trial, published in the journal The Lancet, show that a weight loss drug may prevent and treat...

New TB vaccine protects half of people with latent infection

ISLAMABAD: An experimental GlaxoSmithKline vaccine could prevent tuberculosis from developing in half of those who receive it, making it potentially the first new shot...

Cleaning products may disrupt kids’ gut bacteria, lead to obesity

ISLAMABAD Canadian researchers have found a link between household cleaners and overweight children — a relationship that could be connected to gut bacteria. The study...

Can eating this type of sugar prevent weight gain?

Islamabad: Mannose, a type of sugar, can greatly affect metabolism, weight gain, and the composition of gut bacteria in rodents. This result may lead...

Why do we really smile?

Islamabad: People smile for different reasons, in various contexts, but only certain kinds of smile generally pass as an honest mark of happiness. Is...

Eating whole grains can prevent type 2 diabetes

Islamabad: A large study indicates that people who eat whole grains of any kind every day are much less likely to develop type 2...

What role does insulin play in immunity?

Islamabad: Insulin helps regulate our blood sugar levels, and people whose bodies do not make enough insulin — or are resistant to it —...

Cancer: Using cell metabolism to fight stubborn tumors

Islamabad: A better understanding of metabolism in tumor cells that evade drugs could improve cancer treatments, according to new research from the University of...