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Why weight-loss surgery cures diabetes

Why weight-loss surgery cures diabetes

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 14:40

The actions of specialised cells in the intestine that secrete a cocktail of powerful hormones when we eat may explain why diabetes is cured in the majority of patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery, says a study.

Drug addicts` brain function similar to that of sex addicts: Scientists

Drug addicts` brain function similar to that of sex addicts: Scientists

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:28

A new has found that the brain activity that goes on in a sex addicts` head, is very similar to that of a drug addicts.`

Health experts ask for `cautious` approach to new promising TB drug

Health experts ask for `cautious` approach to new promising TB drug

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:39

Health experts have revealed that the new drug-resistant tuberculosis shows promise, however it should be approached with caution.

Ebola kills 21 more in West Africa, toll now 539

Ebola kills 21 more in West Africa, toll now 539

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:35

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said 21 more people have died from Ebola in West Africa over the past two days, bringing the total death count to 539.

New method to erase pain

New method to erase pain

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 13:06

It is possible to relieve pain hypersensitivity with a new method that rekindles pain so that it can subsequently be erased, says a study.

Drug to cure Alzheimer`s comes step closer

Drug to cure Alzheimer`s comes step closer

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 18:48

In what could open a new chapter in the development of drugs for treating Alzheimer`s disease, for which currently there is no cure, researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target for tackling memory impairment.

Vasectomy linked to aggressive prostate cancer

Vasectomy linked to aggressive prostate cancer

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:42

Vasectomy, a surgical procedure for male sterilisation, may help you prevent pregnancy permanently, but it poses increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer, says a study.

Suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? Don`t lose hope

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 12:26

Are you experiencing irregular periods, weight gain, hair growth on the body and face, thinning of the hair on the head?

How gene mutation leads to liver cancer found

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:36

There could soon be a treatment for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), the second most common form of liver cancer, as researchers have have now found how two genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumour formation in iCCA.

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