Health

Researchers have found a new drug for treating pancreatic cancer which showed promising initial results during clinical trial testing. The trial looked at AZD1775, an inhibitor designed to block an enzyme called Wee1, which plays a role in DNA damage repair....

Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers. The study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, is based on analyses of registry data, collected in the European database ESADA, on a total of some...

Researchers have found that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers -- one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator -- when symptoms occur. The steroid inhaler lowers inflammation and the bronchodilator, also known as a...

Parents and teenagers often find it difficult to talk about sex and alcohol, but a new study suggests that doctors can help. Results published in the journal JAMA Network Open suggest that doctors have an opportunity to help parents and teens communicate about sex and alcohol in ways...

People living with HIV have a significantly elevated risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and coughs, heart disease, pregnancy mortality and sepsis, anemia and bone fractures, according to a study. For the study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, ...

Almost 124 people have died of Dengue in Central America among the nearly 127,000 cases. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Wednesday said that authorities in Central America reported that Dengue had killed at least 124 people among the nearly 127,000 cases of the mosquito-borne disease...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug for the treatment of a deadly type of treatment-resistant tuberculosis, one of the world's leading infectious causes of death. The tablets called Pretomanid is approved in combination with bedaquiline and ...

Transgender men who become pregnant are at an increased risk of depression and face difficulty getting medical care due to a lack of knowledge among healthcare providers, say researchers. The findings, published in the journal Maturitas, examined healthcare research ...

Researchers of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) Jalandhar have developed a process by which bone implant materials can be synthesized from waste eggshells. The research seeks to produce bone substitute materials such as I-tricalcium ...

While the popularity of hookah (tobacco pipe) has increased in recent years, researchers say it may be more dangerous than other forms of smoking tobacco. Using a custom-built testing device, the researchers analysed emissions during a typical hookah session and found that one draw from a pipe contained as many ...