Scientists closer to solving mystery of why lean people get fatty liver disease

Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) have discovered how fatty liver disease develops in lean people, aiding the development of potential treatments for these patients. Fatty liver disease—a condition characterised by a build-up of fat in the liver—affects a quarter of the world’s population. Although it commonly Continue Reading

Scientists closer to unraveling the mystery of how omega-3 fatty acids halt inflammation and prevent disease throughout the body

A new study further adds to the nutritional compendium which proves just how salubrious omega-3 fatty acids are. A team from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) wanted to truly understand just how these fats impacted health — particularly their potency in dampening inflammation in the body. Their Continue Reading

No electronics in the bedroom: Any device closer than arm’s length can cause cancer, infertility, and other health concerns, health officials warn

The California Department of Health issued guidelines highlighting the health risks associated with cell phone radiation exposure, and encouraging the general public to minimize their exposure to it. The statewide guidelines came after certain cities such as Berkeley and San Francisco released local warnings that their citizens should make some distance between their mobile Continue Reading

As scientists inch closer to fighting cancer with nanobots, would you embrace having programmable robots in your bloodstream?

Scientists and researchers from the University of Cambridge have revealed that they are currently developing nanotechnology that can “navigate” a patient’s body and help fight cancer. But this effort, while laudable, raises one question: is it feasible to develop this technology instead of merely promoting lifestyle changes that can also prevent Continue Reading