A chromosome abnormality called aneuploidy can cause cancer,researchers said in a study,confirming what scientists have long suspected.
In a key breakthrough,scientists have tracked the spread of breast cancer cells "live" for the first time,which they claim could pave the way for new cures for the disease.
Scientists in Cambridge have found that genetic alteration can lead to severe obesity in childhood.
Scientists have suggested that C. elegans worm might prove to be an effective research model for studying why some people develop Parkinson's Disease.
Chicken pox vaccine may reduce risk of shingles among children,say scientists.
People with weak immunity are especially vulnerable to swine flu,the WHO said after 96 such people reported resistance to the first line of treatment - TamiFlu in the last four months.
An experimental treatment targeting hepatitis C was able to inhibit replication of the virus in the bloodstream of chimpanzees and could treat chronic infections in humans,said a new study said.
In what can be claimed a major breakthrough,scientists have connected a robotic hand to an amputee that allows him to move the fingers with his thoughts and feel sensations when touching things.
With the death of three more persons in the last two days,the swine flu toll in the city has risen to 118.
Breast ultrasounds found 100 per cent of suspicious cancers in women under 40 who found lumps or other suspicious areas of the breast.
Kerala has succeeded in checking the spread of AIDS due to intensive awareness campaigns and innovative counselling at testing centres.
Taking aspirin every alternate day could significantly cut the risk of blindness,a new study has revealed.
US health authorities have welcomed news that the spread of swine flu has slowed in the past month,saying it gave people plenty of time to ensure they are vaccinated.
Ban expressed concerns that discrimination against groups most at risk was blocking their access to prevention and treatment of AIDS.
Nearly 10,000 cancer patients needlessly die every year in Britain due to of late diagnosis,an official report has said.
About 595 fresh HIV positive cases are recorded every month in Bihar in 2009.
Manipulating testicular hormone levels can turn male fertility on and off,giving way to a new strategy for developing 'the pill' for men,say researchers.
More than 1,000 deaths from the H1N1 swine flu virus were officially reported in the past week,the World Health Organization said.
A new UK study has found that almost 9 out of 10 sick patients calling up the swine flu hotline have been diagnosed wrongly.
Three more persons succumbed to swine flu today even as 139 fresh cases of the disease were reported across the country.
Forget gym. Walking the dog is the best way to stay fit,says a new study.
People in China living with HIV and AIDS face widespread discrimination and stigma.
Scientists have developed an implant that inserts a cancer vaccine into the skin to destroy tumours.
By 2034,nearly twice as many Americans will have diabetes and spending on the disease will triple.
Exercise seems to simultaneously make people hungrier,yet more readily satisfied by a meal.