Health

Cigarette smoking alters the mouth microbiota

ISLAMABAD: Smoking significantly changes the mouth's microbiome, with potential implications for tooth decay and the ability to break down toxins, according to results published in the ISME (International Society for...

Babies with gut yeast may be at risk of asthma

ISLAMABAD: New research links the gut's microbes with the risk of developing asthma, and identifies a specific fungus in babies that might increase the risk of childhood asthma. The study was carried out by a team...

Sleep can help to reduce PTSD symptoms

ISLAMABAD: Sleeping in the first 24 hours after a traumatic event may help people to process the memory more effectively and therefore minimize the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to research. The symptoms of PTSD...

Air pollution can a fifth of dementia cases

ISLAMABAD: New research strengthens the previously reported link between air pollution and cognitive decline, after finding that exposure to fine particulate matter could significantly raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.Senior study...