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Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'


The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers.

Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab world


An online commercial released by Nike (NKE.N) this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region.

Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'


Vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds or flu in the UK each year, researchers claim.

Foot-pedal wheelchair helps strengthen calf muscles


A university research team and a transport equipment maker in Osaka Prefecture have jointly developed a foot pedal-driven wheelchair that can also be used as a training tool for elderly people with difficulty walking.

Don't Fear the Pigman


Last month, scientists announced that they’d created an unusual form of life. They started with pig embryos produced through in-vitro fertilization, then injected them with a few human cells, and then implanted them into sows, where they developed for three to four weeks. Most of the hundreds of embryos they created this way died, but 186 survived. For these, researchers reported, one of every 100,000 cells were human.

Cancer drugs may be delayed after Brexit, say experts


Patients in the UK could face delays getting new drugs if Britain withdraws from the EU's medicines regulator, ministers have been warned.

Can I trust a fertility app to stop me getting pregnant?


Sexual health experts say more research is needed into the effectiveness of fertility tracking apps in preventing pregnancy.

Hong Kong health professionals pour scorn on ‘detox’ footpads


There’s a lack of reliable data to support manufacturers’ claims the footpads can eliminate heavy metals, chemicals and other waste from our bodies. We’ve kidneys and a liver for that, one expert notes

Runner fights for her life after collapsing in Hong Kong Marathon


A woman was fighting for her life in hospital on Sunday after taking part in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.

'Dogs mirror owners' personalities'


The idea that a dog takes on the personality of its owner has received scientific support.