Seizures, migraines produced by single gene mutation

Washington,  In a new study, scientists have found that seizures and migraines may actually be linked as they could be produced by a single gene mutation. The two brain events have always been considered separate physiological phenomena in [...]

Newborn babies’ weight governs risk for future diseases

Washington,  A new study has shown a link between a baby’s weight at the time of birth and the risk of diseases in the longer run. The research says that the differences in DNA methylation patterns and long-term variation in gene activity [...]

Here`s how heart`s own immune cells can help it heal

Washington,  A new research has revealed that the heart’s own pool of immune cells is capable of helping it heal after injury. The research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that most of the time when the heart [...]

Changes in `super-spreader funeral events` may help stop Ebola spread

Washington, A new research has revealed that hygienic funeral practices, case isolation, contact tracing with quarantines and better protection for health care workers offer best chance to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Researchers [...]

Pulmonary hypertension`s links with diabetes, cancer discovered

Washington,  A team of scientists have discovered pulmonary hypertension’s links with diabetes and cancer. Researchers discovered that a protein that plays a critical role in metabolism, the process by which the cell generates energy from [...]

New molecular map pinpoints genetic origin of 21 autoimmune diseases

Washington,  A new study has revealed about the creation of a molecular map that shows the genetic origins of 21 autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and diabetes. Researchers at Yale, the University [...]

Mediterranean, DASH-style diets help reduce risk of first-time stroke

Washington, A new study has claimed that eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, which include fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish, can help reducing the risk of a first-time stroke. According to updated American [...]

Ebola infection slowing down in Liberia: WHO

London, The World Health Organization (WHO) has reportedly said that there is a decline in the spread of Ebola in Liberia, one of the three worst-hit countries in West Africa. WHO”s Bruce Aylward said that the development showed that the [...]

Poor security in CHK poses threat to patients, staff

KARACHI,  Illegal motorcycle parking outside the Accident & Emergency Department of Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) is posing serious security threats to patients, attendants and employees as the hospital administration has badly failed to [...]

Health authorities decide to remove ‘Hepatitis Program’ head

KARACHI,  Health Department Sindh has decided to remove Provincial Manager, Hepatitis Prevention & Control Programme (Chief Minister Initiatives) Sindh over torturing journalists and other complaints. According to sources, the staff of [...]

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