The proposal for compulsory rural posting of doctors after completing their MBBS would be implemented from next year.
Researchers have identified a protein that may help explain why some people are healthy despite being obese.
A group of scientists have found that about 20 per cent of sudden cardiac deaths in young people occur due to a cardiac gene defect.
A team at the University of East Anglia has identified a compound which blocks the movement of the pigment cells that give the tadpoles their distinctive markings.
Worms that can survive with almost no oxygen are teaching scientists how to rescue oxygen-starved cells in humans who suffer a heart attack or stroke.
US researchers have reversed multiple sclerosis symptoms in early stage patients by using bone marrow stem cell transplants to reset the immune system.
Researchers in Japan said they had developed a flu vaccine that works against multiple viruses and could prevent a deadly pandemic of bird flu mutations.
The alarming incidence of diabetes in India can be curbed by lifestyle modification measures and dietary changes,leading endocrinologist has said.
The effect is particularly strong if young people are exposed to a parent's tobacco use before their teen years,research said.
Women who were happily married or in a good relationship reported better sleep at night,a new study has found.
Carefully selected kidney donors can expect to live just as long as non-donors do and to experience no significant decline in kidney function.
A US study looking at children born more than three months prematurely provided fresh evidence linking pre-term birth and autism.
A single concussion early in an athlete's career can take a toll on memory,attention and reaction time 30 years later.
Children who regularly eat cured meats may have a heightened risk of leukaemia,while vegetables and soy products may help protect against cancer.
People buying fake drugs on the Internet unknowingly could be supporting terrorism apart from risking their own lives.
Dog owners are more likely to spread germs to their pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with them,or getting licks on the face.
Scanning the brains of 20 male medical students preparing for their board exams,a research team has found that stress disrupts human thinking.
Rigorous workouts lasting as little as three minutes may help prevent diabetes by helping control blood sugar,British researchers said.
A controversial chemical used in many plastic products may remain in the body longer than previously thought,US researchers said.
A top doctor who is also a member of Britain's House of Lords has admitted to a prank 34-years-ago inventing an oddball medical condition called 'cello scrotum'.
Just two doner kebabs,the most popular post-pub snack in the UK,can give people their recommended saturated fat intake for a week.
People who have momentarily lost confidence in their intelligence are likely to buy a pen because it will help restore their self confidence.
A new study has claimed that sitting close to the window on a plane can raise a passenger's chance of developing a deep vein thrombosis.
Hospitals that used computers to keep track of patient records and manage care had lower rates of deaths,complications and costs.
An Australian-based engineering firm has reportedly sacked an employee for using water instead of toilet paper in the washroom.
A vast number of people in urban India are now being allowed to exercise their right of refusal until they find the right match to the point where parents are fine with their children taking the initiative to make their life choices