Lactose intolerance can slash vitamin D levels

ISLAMABAD: A new study suggests that people with a genetic intolerance to lactose should increase their intake of non-dairy foods rich in vitamin D,...

Hope for plant-based contraceptive, study claims

CALIFORNIA: "Forget Plan B – try aloe vera, controversial study claims: Scientists insist pills made from dandelions and mangoes can prevent pregnancy without a...

Think diet soda is good for you? Think again

Palestinian: Looking to shed those extra kilos? If so, stop drinking that soda or other diet soft drinks that may cause people to pile...

Whole tomato extract may treat stomach cancer

Philadelphia: A new study provides further evidence of this, after finding that whole tomato extract has the potential to treat and even prevent stomach...

Energy drinks in alcohol make you feel more drunk, says study

LONDON: According to a new study, knowing that you have added energy drinks to a spirit will make you feel that you are more...

Can fizzy water make you fat?

WASHINGTON: “Fizzy water could cause obesity by encouraging you to eat more,” The Daily Telegraph reports. Researchers aimed to see whether it could be the...

Why expectant mothers should stay out of the sun: Warm weather is linked to...

NEW YORK: Expectant mothers should stay out of the sun this summer, according to new research. Warm weather is linked to temporary diabetes during pregnancy,...

Heart attack risk with painkillers starts within a week: study

ISLAMABAD: Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are already known to raise people's risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows...

US may be severely underestimating Zika’s potential impact; costs could be in the billions

WASHINGTON: The Zika virus stands to cost the United States billions of dollars, even if few people are infected. Researchers from several American institutions have...

10 foods that can help prevent diabetes

LONDON: Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, with about 29 million people who have it, another 8 million who are undiagnosed and...