Eating hotdogs, bacon and other processed meat regularly or drinking more than two alcoholic drinks daily may increase the risk of colorectal cancer, a study has warned.
The government, which wants to ban e-cigarettes, is in a dilemma over the legal provisions it will have to use to stub out the electronic smoking alternative, known to have health risks.
Coffee lovers, rejoice! Scientists have identified compound in the beverage that may cut risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
A recent study conducted jointly by OrbMedia partner NGO Toxic Link has revealed a shocking fact about Delhi’s tap water quality.
A cholesterol drug reduced by 28 percent the mortality rate among men who had high cholesterol but no heart disease, according to new research out today.
Eating high amounts of red meat and poultry products may significantly raise the risk of diabetes, according to one of the largest Asian studies.
Preseance of a bacterium in children’s throat may indicate a bone and joint infection that can have devastating effects on mobility and even cause death, scientists say.
Human antidepressants are building up in the brains of common fish in the Great Lakes region in the US, scientists say.
Scientists in Britain have developed a camera that can help doctors see through the human body.
Eating enough proteins spread among three daily may boost muscle strength among the elderly, a study has found.
Scientists have developed a system that can predict the spread of dengue in different parts of India, based on climatic factors, an advance that may help take preventive measures against the deadly infection.
Banning e-cigarettes may deprive Indian smokers of a substantially less harmful alternative, which can be against public health and can result in adverse consequences, experts have warned.
Researchers have found that a type of asthma drug may halve a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease — a chronic disease with unknown causes.
The study shows that children of mothers with insomnia symptoms fall asleep later, get less sleep, and spend less time in deep sleep as measured by EEG.
Illness not only affects a patient’s health but also financially paralyses an entire family, be it poor or middle class, according to a study by the premier AIIMS.
Spending time in the zero-gravity conditions of space can cause astronauts’ bodies to undergo significant changes at the molecular level, putting them at risk of various health issues, a study has warned.
A large study of Merck & Co Inc’s experimental cholesterol drug anacetrapib found that it cut the risk of heart attack and death by a modest 9 percent, which could be due to its affect on bad LDL cholesterol, researchers said on Tuesday.
Scientists have developed a rapid algorithm that can safely and effectively identify whether a patient is undergoing a heart attack.
According to statistics, mosquito borne diseases are prevalent in more than 100 countries.
High salt consumption may double the risk of heart failure, a 12-year-long study warns. Researchers at National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland found that people who consumed more than 13.7 grammes of salt daily had a two times higher risk of heart failure compared to those consuming less than 6.8 grammes.
A class of drugs used to reduce inflammation can lower the risk of recurrent heart attacks, strokes and lung cancer, a study claims.
Scientists have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa – the key ingredient of chocolates – can help the body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better, an advance that may lead to new therapies to treat diabetes.
Researchers have identified several genes and gene clusters associated with the immune response to flu vaccination.
Japanese researchers have developed an antibody that induces immune responses, which significantly suppresses malignant cancers in dogs as well as increases their survival rate.
Dancing may reverse the signs of ageing in the brains of older people who routinely partake in physical exercise, a study has claimed.
Your belly fat can put you at increased risk of cancer, warn scientists including one of Indian-origin who have found that a protein released from fat in the body can turn cells cancerous.
A drug commonly used to treat patients with obesity or type 2 diabetes may also lower brain pressure, a study has found.