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.
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.