The world is yet to react to the study but there will surely be murmurs of discontent from sportspeople. Many of them have continued to argue that taking performance-enhancing drugs makes for a level playing field.
Data from two trials together involving over 20,000 patients with type 2 diabetes shows most of them can be effectively managed with the safe, effective and more affordable human insulin.
Despite multiple studies showing that carbohydrates hurt your heart, and not saturated fats, misguided advisories and Big Pharma profiteering both persist.
It’s unadvisable to participate in too many marathons because the heart may be damaged in a few. And current scientific knowledge is unable to accurately identify the vulnerable.
A new class of medicines has been found to reduce cardiovascular mortality and heart failure in diabetic patients – but at a very high cost per patient, even as the claims are backed by a journal with a vested interest.
It is no wonder that between 66% and 75% of clinical trials whose results are published in the major medical journals are funded by the drug industry.
The Zika virus has considerable potential to penetrate our borders to play havoc amid the ideal conditions provided both for it and the mosquitoes.
Before you draw your next breath, be aware that it could seriously damage you. Scientists have estimated that air pollution by prevailing PM2.5 levels will have led to 6.6 million premature deaths by 2050.
Governance should not be confused with business and winning cannot be at the cost of kickbacks to corrupt coaches and officials.
The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) randomised 9,361 high-risk hypertensive adults with systolic blood pressures of 130 or more.
The award was bagged by Youyou Tu for her discovery of artemisinin and by William Campbell and Satoshi Omura for discovering Ivermectin, a drug used to cure river blindness.
We are sitting ducks against a virus that has no antidote as yet and which can take out both children and adults.
An impression is being hammered down that statins are safer than a puff of pristine pure air, when actually nothing can be further from the truth.
How ironic that we hold International Yoga day and preach the virtues of quiet meditation while being the loudest country on the planet.