With more and more women moving long distances away from close family for work,many of them are ignorant and ill-equipped to cope with pregnancy and childbirth.
A new study has shed light on a question that has perplexed women for generations why they store fat more efficiently than men.
'Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle,including during pregnancy,lactation,infancy,childhood,and adolescence.'
The study led by researchers from Yale School of Medicine has shown that heavy-drinking smokers were much less likely to drink after taking the drug varenicline.
A new vaccination method may be used to provide instantaneous protection against diseases caused by viruses and bacteria,cancers,and even virulent toxins.
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.