Could a common blood pressure drug completely reverse diabetes?

Could a common blood pressure drug completely reverse diabetes?

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US, raising risks for heart attack, blindness, kidney disease and limb amputation. But researchers who have shown that a common blood pressure drug totally reverses diabetes in

Dose of measles virus destroys woman’s incurable cancer

Dose of measles virus destroys woman's incurable cancer

n what they describe as a proof of principle study, doctors in the US were able to keep a woman with deadly multiple myeloma — an incurable bone marrow cancer — free of all signs of living cancer cells for over 6 months by giving her

Weight ‘influenced by gut bacteria’

Weight 'influenced by gut bacteria'

Past research has suggested that weight may be influenced by genes. A new study builds on this concept, revealing that our genetic makeup shapes what type of bacteria live in the gut, which may affect how heavy we are.

Laughter may be the best medicine for age-related memory loss

Laughter may be the best medicine for age-related memory loss

 We are all familiar with the saying, «laughter is the best medicine.» And this motto may ring true when it comes to tackling age-related memory loss; a new study from Loma Linda University in California finds that humor may

Caffeine: how does it really affect our health?

Caffeine: how does it really affect our health?

 When we wake up in the morning, many of us reach for a coffee to kick-start our day. According to the International Coffee Organization, approximately 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day.