Washington, Dec 7 - Two patients previously thought to be 'cured' of HIV after undergoing bone marrow transplants are now seeing the return of the virus in their blood, a US doctor has revealed.
London, December 6: A US plastic surgeon has linked smoking cannabis to gynecomastia, commonly known as "man boobs".
According to Dr. Anthony Youn, previous animal studies have found that the active ingredient in cannabis can cause "a decrease in testosterone levels, a reduction of testicular size, and abnormalities in the form and function of sperm", the Independent reported.
Washington, Dec 06 - Researchers are investigating a potentially transformative new therapy for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders by using the co-occurrence of brain and gut problems in Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as their guide.
Washington, Dec 06 - Researchers have identified a biomarker for a cellular switch that accurately predicts which prostate cancer patients are likely to have their cancer recur or spread.
Washington, Dec 06 - By using a powerful gene-hunting technique for the first time in mammalian brain cells, researchers have identified a gene involved in building the circuitry that relays signals through the brain.
Washington, Dec 5 - More than a third of twin births and more than three-quarters of triplets or higher-order births in the US are the result of assisted reproductive technologies, a new finding says.
Melbourne, Dec. 5 - Asthma hampers dating, sexual pleasure and careers of people afflicted with the disease, a new study has claimed.
According to Asthma Australia report on the study, about 33 percent of dads suffering from uncontrolled asthma avoid running around with their kids.
More than 1000 people with poor asthma control took part in the study.
Washington, Dec 05 - For women, passing midlife can deal a blow to their sex drive, however two new studies have offered hope to women who want to get their sexual mojo back.
An important step toward developing a successful and safe treatment for women after natural or surgical menopause is to find out how much testosterone is really needed to bring desire back.
Washington, Dec 05 - A new research has showed that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity.
Results show that 74.8 percent of participants were poor sleepers, and their mean self-reported sleep duration was only six hours and
London, Dec. 4 - A Google-backed genetic testing firm, 23andMe has reportedly stopped marketing its at-home DNA testing kit following warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The DNA test kit had been priced at 99 dollars and the firm has halted television, radio and online advertising for the analysis product after the FDA filed a warning letter last month.
London, Dec. 4 : A new study has found that exercising can actually help people suffering from dementia boost their cognitive skills.
For research purposes, Cochrane Collaboration conducted a methodical review of 8 exercise trials involving over 300 dementia patients, the BBC reported.
Melbourne, Dec 04 - Swapping your daily cup of caffeine with short bouts of intense exercise can help you perform better at your work place, it has been revealed.
According to the Daily Beast, a guy called Gregory Ferenstein replaced his regular trips to the barista with short bursts of intense exercise, News. com. au reported.
Washington, Dec. 4 - Researchers have identified an enzyme that could halt or possibly even reverse the build-up of toxic protein fragments known as plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's disease.
Washington, Dec. 4 : Scientists have said that they have proof that descendants of the H2N2 avian influenza A virus that killed millions worldwide in the 1950s still pose a threat to human health, particularly to those under 50.
The study included 22 H2N2 avian viruses collected from domestic poultry and wild aquatic birds between 1961 and 2008, making it the most comprehensive analysis yet of avian H2N2 viruses.
Washington, Dec 04 - A new study has revealed that prenatal exposure to alcohol severely disrupts major features of brain development that potentially lead to increased anxiety and poor motor function, conditions typical in humans with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
London, Dec 3 : A group of global health experts and economists Tuesday called for increased investment in health research and development of vaccines and drugs to combat killer diseases and suggested that alcohol and sugar could be taxed more.
Washington, Dec 03 - In the war against superbugs, researchers have discovered a protein that can kill bacteria and can serve as a powerful antibiotic in the future.
The isolation of this protein, produced by a virus that attacks bacteria, is a major step toward developing a substitute for conventional antibiotics.
Washington, Dec 03 - A new study has revealed that vitamin D decreases pain in women with type 2 diabetes and depression.
Type 2 diabetes is associated with depression and pain, but few studies have looked at how pain may affect the treatment of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes and no studies have evaluated the role of vitamin D supplementation on this association.
Washington, December 2 - MRI techniques have provided a noninvasive way to measure iron levels in the brains of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder patients, a study has shown.
Researchers said that the magnetic resonance imaging method could help physicians and parents make better informed decisions about medication for people with ADHD, which affects 3 to 7 percent of school-age children and is known to continue into adulthood.
London, Dec 02 - A new study has revealed that memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors.
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