A new test, which consists of measuring rapid eye movements, may help identify people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), scientists say. fhealth
Lighting a cigarette may not be a good way to relax and it may increase sensitivity to social stress, according to a new study by the French National Centre for Scientific Research published on Tuesday.
An experimental HIV vaccine was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against the deadly virus in healthy human adults, scientists say.
Adolescents who are overweight or obese may be at an increased risk of developing colon cancer as adults, a study warns.
With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only “partially achieved” the Millennium Development Goals-2015.
The healthcare sector in India requires increased research and indigenous technology to make medical facilities affordable for the masses, according to a group of Indian doctors here.
Depression could result in changes to the structure of a key component of the brain, a study has warned.
AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, a UN report said today proclaiming “the scales have tipped”.
The world’s first child to receive a double hand transplant – a 10-year-old boy from the US – is now able to write, dress and even play baseball, say doctors, declaring the pioneering surgery a success.
People living in India and other South Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, according to a genomic analysis that may help detect and prevent population-specific disorders.
Ladies, take note! As little as one minute of daily high-intensity, weight-bearing exercise, such a run or a jog, can boost your bone health, a study suggests.
Exposure to ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas and a widespread air pollutant in many major cities, may cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a new study of Chinese adults.
Doctors in the UK have found 27 contact lenses stuck in a 67-year-old woman’s eye while they were preparing her for a cataract surgery.
People who are infected by Zika virus after having dengue fever do not appear to become more severely ill than those who have never had dengue, a study suggests.
Gita Ramesh, Jt. Managing Director, Kairali Ayurvedic Group, while stressing on the benefits of Ayurveda, said that knowingly or unknowingly, people have been using ayurvedic techniques in cooking.
Taking note of the gap between demand and supply of skin donation the Institute is working with IIT-Delhi to develop “artificial skin”.
Immunising women with a Zika vaccine during pregnancy can protect the transmission of virus from mother to her baby in utero.
An international group of experts has called for united global action on unproven and potentially dangerous stem cell therapies being offered through advertisements.
The government today launched a national strategic plan for elimination of malaria and pledged to eradicate the vector-borne disease by 2027.
Scientists have developed a new eco-friendly, reusable biosensor that can rapidly detect dengue viruses from blood samples, an advance that may lead to low cost paper-based tests to diagnose the deadly disease at an early stage.
An Indian-American professor and her team have developed a new handheld, lowcost device that will soon check cervical cancer without using a painful speculum.
Oolong is posh, in the sense that it makes up only 2% of the world’s teas—and, of course, it’s from China.
The National Institutes of Health is starting a $100-million clinical trial to test for the first time whether a drink a day really does prevent heart attacks.
India’s average spending on health, as a proportion of GDP, is already the lowest among BRICS nations.
People living in rented homes for a long time have more symptoms of depression and lower levels of wellbeing than those who own a house, a study has found.
Suffering from depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood may increase the risk of developing addictions later in life, according to a new study.
For the first time, scientists have found how malaria parasites multiply rapidly, an advance that may help develop new drugs to combat the deadly disease that affects millions of people globally.