A study has revealed that it can make one obese because it slows down the natural metabolism,raising the risk of cardio-vascular disease and diabetes.
Young children who spend more than two hours glued to the TV every day double their risk of developing asthma,a study has found.
Hormone patch designed to pep up a womans flagging sex drive after womb and ovary removal may not work,according to researchers.
Excessive alcohol drinking may increase the risk of depression,a long-term study conducted over 25 years has found.
Children rated as impulsive in kindergarten appear more likely to begin gambling behaviours like playing cards or placing bets before they hit middle school.
Researchers are on track to develop wide-ranging 'spare part' stem cell treatments without having to destroy human embryos.
Before becoming pregnant,women need to get enough vitamin B12 in addition to folic acid to cut their risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect.
A study found that kids described as miserable or unhappy by teachers were five times more likely to be off work through ill-health in middle age.
Whether watching television hurts or helps babies' development has divided researchers and parents. A study released concluded it does neither.
Long-term use of beta carotene and some other carotenoid-containing dietary supplements could raise the risk of lung cancer.
Lack of motivation and absence of a literate environment at home are mainly responsible for difficulties in reading among kids,a new book says.
Doodling signals boredom and lack of attention but scribbling on a piece of paper while someone is talking actually helps one to remember the details.
The effects of fluoride toothpaste,good oral hygiene and health education,might override the effects of food alone on tooth decay.
Caring for houseplants can have very positive effects on the lives of retirement community residents,according to a new study.
Scientists are unraveling some of the mechanisms behind the plaques in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease,offering new leads to treat the brain-wasting disease.
The AIDS virus is quickly adapting across large groups of people to avoid triggering the human immune system,posing another challenge in the search for a potential vaccine.
Students who meditate are better off when it comes to dealing with stress in college,according to a new research at American University.
Keeping too tight a grip on the console and furiously pushing the buttons can cause a newly identified skin disorder marked by painful lumps on the palms.
Yoga not only provides emotional benefits to women with breast cancer,but also reduces their chances of depression.
Drug companies have increased their capacity by 300 per cent but will still need four years to meet global demand in the event of a pandemic.
For people who overindulge in food or shopping when excited or sad a new report recommends some simple techniques that can help them act wisely.
Why people turn grey is no longer a grey area,for scientists have finally solved the mystery by discovering that hair bleaches itself as people age.
Popular social networking sites shorten attention spans,encourage instant gratification and make young people more self-centred,a scientist says.
When performing a mentally fatiguing task prior to a difficult exercise test,people reach exhaustion faster than when they did the same when mentally rested.
Trust your heart is the mantra,when it comes to picking out clothing or choosing a flavour of ice cream,a house and even a life partner,says a new study.