Skinny-Looking Asians Not Free Of Diabetes Risk, Study

As the diabetes epidemic spreads worldwide, there is growing concern for Asian American populations as many of the standard ways to detect diabetes fail in people of Asian descent.

Novel Gene Mutations Implicated In Bile Duct Cancer Caused By Liver Fluke Infection

Investigators from Singapore and Thailand have discovered new bile duct cancer-associated gene mutations that are caused by a type of parasitic flatworm infection.

Scientists Find Potential Vaccine For Meningitis B

Researchers are a step closer to finding a vaccine that protects against a wide range of strains of meningococcal B - the most common cause of meningitis in Western Australia.

Nearly 90% Of Asian Kids Suffer From Myopia, Study

Myopia now affects a starting 80-90 percent of school-leavers in major East Asian cities, such as those in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.

IVF, Ovulation Drugs Linked To Higher Risk Of Birth Defects

A new study has found assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization to be associated with an increased risk of major birth defects.

Genes Associated With Childhood Obesity Identified In Largest Ever Study

A large international collaborative study has identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity.

‘Rogue’ Mitochondrial DNA May Play Critical Role In Heart Failure

DNA from the heart's own cells may play a role in heart failure by mistakenly activating the body's immune system, researchers have found.

Living With Dirty Water In Indonesia

Heavy pollution of river water by household and industrial waste in West Java is threatening the health of at least five million people living on the riverbanks, say experts.

Gene May Offer Clues To Asian Superbug Epidemic

Scientists have discovered a rapidly emerging Staphylococcus aureus gene which is establishing methicillin-resistant S. aureus epidemics across Asia.