Long-term exposure to air pollution may not only lead to lung cancer, but also increase the risk of mortality from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer, a large-scale study warns.
India topped the list of seven countries, accounting for 64 per cent of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide in 2016, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation.
Scientists have developed a novel vaccine candidate that may prevent HIV infection by stimulating an immune response against sugars that form a protective shield around the virus.
Engaging in high-intensity interval training for two weeks may reduce glucose metabolism in all areas of the brain among people suffering from Type 2 diabetes, a study claims.
Parents, take note! Children who grow up close to parks and green spaces may develop better attention span, a study suggests.
Scientists have developed ‘smart’ self-regulating nanoparticles which heat up to a temperature high enough to kill cancerous cells, while too low to harm the healthy tissue.
Scientists have developed a vaccine that targets dozens of pneumonia causing bacterium strains and anticipates future versions of the bacteria, providing the “most comprehensive” coverage of pneumococcal disease such as sepsis and meningitis.
Excessive use of smartphones and tablets may be keeping teens awake a night, according to a study that found adolescents who spend more than two hours a day with their gadgets are more likely to be sleep deprived.
Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests.
Scientists from India and Russia have crafted star-shaped gold nanoparticles that can selectively destroy cancer cells.
Researchers have successfully developed an artificial pancreas system that uses an algorithm on smartphone to continuously monitor glucose levels of the user and automatically delivers appropriate levels of insulin — a game changer for diabetic patients.
The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study says.
Magic mushrooms may effectively treat depression by ‘rebooting’ the activity of key brain circuits in patients suffering from the disorder, a study claims.
Want to live a long life? Reducing excess weight and staying in shape may prolong life expectancy by two months, researchers suggested.
A decade ago, the malaria research community was stung by the discovery that a strain of the malaria parasite found in western Cambodia had developed resistance to artemisinin.
Eating a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats – found in foods such as soybean and sunflower oils and nuts – may significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study claims.
Two experimental vaccines against the Ebola virus have demonstrated both safety and the ability to elicit an immune response that would last for at least one year, results of a clinical trial have shown.
While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly putting on unhealthy pounds, according to research released today.
A technology start-up in Singapore has designed a robot masseuse that specialises in back and knee massages. Named Emma, short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, the robot mimics the human palm and thumb to replicate therapeutic massages such as shiatsu and physiotherapy.
A boy, aged just one year and nine months, suffering from a spinal deformity along with tuberculosis, underwent a four-hour long successful surgery at a private hospital here.
This new vaccine will be tested on around 2,000 humans living in Berkshire and Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom of the age 65 and above.
Expensive medicines may make you feel worse, according to a study which found that people are more likely to experience stronger side effects when a treatment seems to be costly.
Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious in taste too. It does not just gives a great taste but also have benefits in digestion, heart health and weight loss.
Are you in the habit of missing your breakfast everyday?
A typhoid vaccine, licensed only for use in children under two years of age in India, could prevent over half of the infections, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.
A silent epidemic of dream loss may be at the root of many of the illnesses attributed to sleep deprivation, say scientists, suggesting that the unrecognised public health hazard may contribute to depression, a study claims.
Researchers have identified a small protein that could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well.