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.
Eating chocolates regularly can help boost cognitive abilities and mental health, as well as reduce memory decline in older adults, a study has found.
Consuming food rich in omega fatty acids such as salmon, walnuts and chia seeds may help boost chances of surviving bowel cancer, a study suggests.
Scientists have identified a naturally occurring human enzyme that can reduce protein aggregates in the brain which contribute to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Consuming excessive amounts of ‘good fats’ such as those found in olive oil and avocados may lead to fatty liver disease and increase the risk of diabetes and hypertension, a study warns.
Yoga may not be as safe as popularly believed, say scientists who have found that the ancient Indian meditative practice may causes muscle and bone pain and even exacerbate existing injuries.
The study suggests that in terms of severity, more than one-third of cases of pain caused by yoga were serious enough to prevent yoga participation and lasted for more than three months.
Domestic pharma major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and National Institute of Virology (NIV) today signed a pact to test new medicines developed by the company to combat zika, chikungunya and dengue diseases.
A team of researchers have discovered that communication between the heart genes may give rise to heart cells that can regenerate the human heart.
Your brain power may be significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach – even if it is switched off – affecting your ability to concentrate on a task, scientists have found.
Toxins produced by fungus growing on the wallpapers in our home can contaminate the air and be easily inhaled, leading to “sick building syndrome,” a new study has found.
Taking a brisk walk or engaging in other moderate-intensity physical activities may help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in people who are already at a risk of developing the disorder, a study claims.
In an animal model, the use of the popular pain reliever paracetamol was found to damage the development of male behaviour, according to a paper published in the journal Reproduction.
Seventy-four per cent of the world’s population will be exposed to deadly heat-waves by 2100, if carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise at current rates, a study warns.
A new study has revealed the certain factors that are linked with a person’s decision to leave the hospital against the advice of his or her care provider.
Eighty-five per cent of diabetics see amputations in their lifetime due to lack of appropriate treatment, data released during a national conference on diabetics here has revealed.
The world may soon get a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus. A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada.
Obese patients have much higher odds of developing an infection soon after heart bypass surgery, according to a recent study.
Scientists have found that exposure to just 10 minutes of light at night suppresses biting and manipulates flight behaviour of malaria mosquitoes.
The test developed by the researcher from the Technical University of Munich in Germany used a combination of 30 different blood values that can be determined using an automated process.
Online pop-up advertisements make readers lose their concentration by causing a significant drop in brain activity, a study has found.
India offers a rare ray of hope for an indigenously-made vaccine against chikungunya, but delay in finding volunteers is impeding its development.
Parents beware! Smoking before your daughter can be harmful as a study has found that children, especially girls, who are exposed to passive smoking in childhood, face a greater risk of developing arthritis later in life.
Here’s another reason to consume broccoli, as researchers have identified a new anti-diabetic substance, richly occurring in broccoli, which can significantly lower the blood sugar levels.
Niti Aayog has shortlisted five states, including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, for a programme to build future ‘role model’ states in terms of better healthcare system, while it named Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and three others for the education sector makeover.
Did self-medication lead to incapacitation of a pilot-in-command at the time of landing?
The Centre has launched a special drive to reach out to nearly 12 crore under-five children within a fortnight to reduce child deaths from diarrhoea, which kills 1.1 lakh children in India every year.