Smoking during pregnancy reduces blood flow to the developing foetus and,in turn,retards growth,new research suggests.
Measuring a woman's heart rate at rest can help predict her risk of heart attack or dying from heart disease,researchers have said.
Experts at Pune's National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) have planned a study to find the prevalence of neurocognitive impairment in HIV infected individuals.
A study by CSE revealed that most oil brands and almost all vanaspati brands are unfit for consumption owing to high trans fatty acid contents.
Researchers have developed a way to starve out malaria parasites by targeting a digestive enzyme that the disease needs to feed on blood cells.
Doctors in US have removed a healthy kidney through a small incision at the back of the donor's vagina 'to reduce the patient's pain'.
Too much exposure to television and other electronic media during adolescence might lead to depression in young adulthood,especially among men.
Long-term cannabis use can have detrimental effects like poor academic performance and failure to complete schooling.
Severe mental illness and major depression do not make a person more violent than others but adding substance abuse does,researchers said.
Spiking and sinking levels of a hormone that prepares a pregnant woman for childbirth may hold the key to why some women suffer postpartum depression.
The approach is based on research that has long shown that people with a certain mutation in a gene resist infection with AIDS virus.
The long-swinging massive hoops and chandelier earrings may well make the fashion victims out of ears,doctors have warned.
Researchers have found that human cells have the ability to 'remember' and could replicate effects of a poor diet for weeks,months,and even generations.
A recent survey has revealed a prevalence rate three to nine times than the reported figure in certain defined areas of Western Maharashtra.
Scientists have developed what they claim is a pioneering test that can help predict a breast cancer sufferer's chance of recovery with 80 per cent accuracy.
Parents,who let their child grow obese,should be forced to sign 'responsibility contracts' to manage their kid's health,suggested experts.
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.