Scientists have developed the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine that may be more effective, safer and cheaper than other vaccines against the mosquito-borne virus.
Munching about a handful of almonds daily may help boost the level of good cholesterol in the body as well as improve its functionality, new research suggests.
The common Culex mosquito is able to transmit the harmful Zika virus, Brazilian scientists have discovered.
Your Facebook or Instagram photos could tell if you are depressed, thanks to scientists who have developed a new computer programme that could diagnose depression from social media posts better than doctors.
Is your teenaged son addicted to playing action video games? Beware, it can reduce episodic memory and spatial navigation, and increase the risk of developing brain disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, researchers have warned.
Loneliness may be a greater public health hazard than obesity, according to a study which found that social isolation may put people at an increased risk of early death
Beware! People who live lonely and social isolated are more prone to die early than obese people, warns a study.
Scientists from IIT Guwahati have synthesised mats made of silk-proteins and bioactive glass fibres that they believe can assist the growth of bone cells and repair worn-out joints in arthritis patients.
Scientists have discovered a new drug which may inhibit the growth of cancer cells by zeroing in on mutated nuclear receptors that promote tumours.
Cancer is one such fatal disease the cure to which is still an ongoing process.
The number of cesarean deliveries or C-Section surgeries have increased in the country, which is a matter of concern for all, Health Minister J P Nadda said today.
The UK has pledged 100 million pounds ($131 million) to the global fight against polio, in an attempt to eradicate the disease by 2020, the media reported.
The government proposes to enhance the human milk bank facility which was recently launched in a city hospital, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
The number of blind people across the world is set to triple from about 36 million to 115 million by 2050, due to a growing ageing population, a study warned today.
A Facebook post about an incident, in which a woman allegedly fell victim to a “flesh eating bacteria” on the popular Myrtle Beach of South Carolina, has horrified lakhs of users
Early introduction to cow or buffalo milk may lead to several health complications in newborns, say experts who maintain there is no substitute to breastfeeding as mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition for a baby
The problem of protein deficiency is known to be widespread in India, and if carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise as projected, it may put an estimated 53 million people at new risk of consuming less than adequate dietary protein, a Harvard University study says.
Nearly one lakh children die every year in India due to diseases that could have been prevented through breastfeeding, according to a UN report which said mortality and other losses attributed to inadequate breastfeeding could cost the country’s economy USD 14 billion.
Climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to increase air pollution-related deaths by nearly 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 in 2100 globally, a study has claimed.
Researchers have developed a new drug that may limit the progression of Parkinson’s disease while providing better symptom relief to people with the disease.
Individuals who are heavy alcohol consumers may be at an increased risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer, an analysis has shown.
Scientists have discovered how one of the most common antibiotic resistant bacteria found in hospitals causes life-threatening infections, an advance that will help develop new treatments against the superbug.
Good news caffeine lovers! A study has revealed that four cups of coffee or eight cups of tea, which is equivalent to 400mg of caffeine, has no lasting damage on the body.
Researchers in the US are in the process of developing a new tool that may help physicians prescribe antibiotics to patients who really need them and avoid giving them to individuals who don’t, which may in turn help combat antibiotic resistance.
The World Health Organisation today said India and countries in the South-East Asia region should enhance awareness and actions to eliminate hepatitis, which kills over 400,000 people in the area every year.
For the first time, scientists in the US have successfully used gene-editing tools on human embryos to correct defective DNA that cause inherited diseases.
The emergence of Type 2 Diabetes could be more effectively monitored using our Google searches, helping public health officials to keep a track of the disease and halt its spread, scientists say.