Air pollution link to Alzheimer’s mooted
Study finds levels of dementia might be tied to pollutants.
Chronic exposure to air pollution may be a risk factor in developing dementia, a UK population-based study has found....
Getting a handle on alternative medicine
How to understand treatments without scientific backing.
Novak Djokovic likes Melbourne, and not just for the tennis. At a clinic just minutes from where he has won the Austr...
Hope for cure from cocaine addiction
The enzyme delivery system overcomes its short half-life.
Researchers say a radical gene therapy that helped mice beat cocaine addictions may hold promise for human treatment....
Household cleaners may make kids overweight
Changes to gut biota found with regular use of disinfectants.
Household cleaners could be responsible for making children overweight, by changing their gut microbiota, medical res...
The battle against polio still has a way to go
Vaccine-borne variants of the disease still pose threats.
While substantial progress has been made in eradicating polio, efforts must now focus on preventing the devastating d...
Popular painkiller linked to cardiac risk
Over-the-counter pharma product associated with hike in heart risk.
The most commonly used anti-inflammatory drug in the world has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular eve...
What causes asthma?
The number of asthma cases is increasing.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs where the airways become so obstructed the sufferer struggles t...
Regular daily alcohol intake best for heart
Going dry for short periods boosts the risk of heart disease.
Giving up the booze – even temporarily – results in an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), a r...
Head injury risk higher for female soccer players
Brain imaging reveals gender makes a difference.
In a study published in the journal Radiology, the researchers responsible for a recent study illustrating the concus...
Why do mouth wounds heal so quickly?
The keys to speedy wound healing inside the mouth.
Scientists have long known that wounds inside the mouth repair themselves very rapidly but the secret of this fast re...