Most Adults in Singapore Still Susceptible to H1N1 Swine Flu

Swine-FluA recent study has discovered that most adults in Singapore remain susceptible to the Influenza A (H1N1) virus as only 13% developed immunity after being infected.

The study, conducted by Public Health and Academic Authorities in Singapore and Australia, was the first of its type to examine blood samples of about 3,000 adults from four different cohorts.

Men with Prostate Cancer Likely to Suffer from Blood Clot

Blood-Clots-CancerA study involving Swedish men implies that men with prostate cancer are two and a half times more liable to suffer a blood clot as other males.

The risk is highest for men receiving hormone treatment for their cancer and they are more likely to suffer a blood clot than men without cancer.

According to the article in Lancet Oncology, they were also twice as likely to have a clot in the lung that can prove lethal.

“Universal” Treatment of Cancer Isn’t Too Far: Scientists

Universal” Treatment of Cancer Isn’t Too Far: ScientistsResearchers at Harvard Medical School have claimed that they might have opened the doors to develop a general therapy that would treat many forms of cancer.

IVF Linked to Diabetes, Hypertension and Cancer in Later Life

IVF Linked to Diabetes, Hypertension and Cancer in Later LifeThe studies issued at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in San Diego suggested that babies conceived using assisted reproductive technologies may experience higher rates of obesity or diabetes compared to others because some of their genes function differently.

An Hour’s Nap Makes You Smarter, Boosts Brain Power

An Hour’s Nap Makes You Smarter, Boosts Brain PowerA new study from the University of California on Monday revealed that an hour's nap during a day can dramatically boost and restore brain power.

The study, from the department of psychology at UC Berkeley, claims that taking a brief siesta not only refreshes the mind, but can also make you smarter.

Study: Short holidays can boost happiness levels

holidaysAccording to a new study, conducted by the researchers of Holland’s Rotterdam University, there is a positive association between vacations and positive feelings – happiness levels get a boost when people take greater numbers of shorter holidays, instead of the traditional two-week summer break.