Men in urban areas suffer more than women from hypertension and its prevalence is highest in Kerala, says a report of the city-based National Institute of Nutrition (NIN).
We often defy sleepiness and stay awake when attention is necessary, but also experience an inescapable desire to sleep in boring situations. Do you know why?
Is your child not engaging and performing well in classroom activities? It may be the result of physical abuse and punishment that he or she is subjected to at home, researchers have found.
Zinc supplements may halt the rapid growth of esophageal cancer cells, according to a study that could lead to new prevention and treatment strategies for the disease.
Compared to 2015, India has registered 90000 lesser infant deaths in 2016.
A drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease has significant anticancer effects in human cells and could pave the way for novel treatments against the deadly disease, scientists have found.
While advancing age increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), living a healthy life from your youth may help prevent the disease, which is touted as the number one killer in both men and women globally as well as in India, experts suggest.
Scientists have developed a new paper-based test that can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes as well as accurately distinguish Zika virus from related viruses like Dengue.
Scientists have developed a revolutionary new blood test for detecting a heart attack that could speed up diagnosis and help patients get out of hospital more quickly.
More than six million people lost their lives due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in India in 2016 and Ischemic heart disease being one of the root causes of these deaths.
The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday.
Children with the most common type of brain cancer could soon have gentler treatment options, thanks to the discovery that the condition can be divided into seven separate sub-groups each needing a different treatment.
The Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) immunisation programme will be launched from October 7 in four districts of Haryana, the state government said on 17th September.
Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems of modern times. It is characterised by persistently high levels of blood glucose (sugar) in the body.
Scientists have developed an app to be used with the optical head-mounted display Google Glass that can help improve social skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
MIT scientists have developed a new technology that may help develop a ‘super injection’ which can deliver all childhood vaccines through a single jab.
Scientists have developed a drug which effectively treats malaria and can help fight strains of the deadly infection that are resistant to existent treatments.
People who sit for one to two hours at a time may have a higher risk of early death than those who sit cumulatively as long, but in shorter bouts, a study has warned.
India being one of the most polluted countries globally, just meeting the international air-quality standards can add “four years” to the average life of people here, while meeting the national standards can add one year, says a study.
Children with asthma are more likely to be unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics for treatment compared to those who do not suffer from the condition, a study suggests.
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee have claimed they have developed a new, low-cost method for treating osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that leads to loss of bone cartilage and eventual inflammation of bone and joints.
Suicide is increasing in the younger generation due to the influence of the social media, peer pressure, alcohol and drug usage.
Losing up to 50-100 strands of hair a day is normal but anything more is a cause for concern.
The capacities of health systems should be strengthened to prevent, detect and eliminate existing and emerging vector-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya in India and South-East Asia, WHO said here today.
The Maharashtra government and the Tata Trusts today launched a campaign to create awareness about bone marrow donation and establish a registry for the same in the state.
Sunaina Roshan weight loss: Hrithik Roshan is a known fitness enthusiast but after this, even his sister Sunaina Roshan has given us major fitness goals.
Researchers, including those from Johns Hopkins University in the US, noted that children had one extra day when they suffered with asthma symptoms for every 305 metres between their home and the park.