One in every three child labourers in the age group of 7-14 is illiterate in India, said a study based on Census data.
People who smoke marijuana for a long time have an increased risk of developing gum disease, which may lead to loss of teeth, a new study has warned.
A protein designed by researchers has been found effective in killing cells linked to the development and progression of cancer.
Scientists have identified potential biomarkers in the urine of pregnant women that could lead to a non-invasive testing for those with a serious and complex multi-system disorder called preeclampsia.
Over 20 percent of the youth in Mumbai start smoking by the age of 20 years while 65 percent pick up the habit in the later part of their graduation and post graduation, said a survey.
One in three children with a strong family history of heart disease and / or Type 2 diabetes may have significantly higher levels of risk for cholesterol than kids with no family history of those conditions, finds a study.
A team of ophthalmologists has found previously unreported eye problems in infants born to mothers who showed signs of Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
Workaholics, take note! You may be more prone to psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety, researchers including one of Indian-origin have warned.
The government on Tuesday said it will take appropriate action as soon as as the country's food regulator submits its report on the carcinogenic chemicals found in bread
Researchers have found that it can also be due to intense emotional commitment to certain beliefs.
Higher long-term fluctuations in blood pressure readings may be linked to faster decline in brain and cognitive function among older adults, says a study.
Sending smokers simple text messages such as "You can do it!" or "Be strong" can help them kick the habit, suggests new research.
The spiraling crisis surrounding the Zika virus is due to decades of policy failures on mosquito control and poor access to family planning services, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.
Cancer sandwich? Carcinogenic chemicals found in top bread brands like Britannia, McDonalds and Subway
Samples of breads in Delhi contained cancer-causing chemicals, a study released on Monday said, prompting the Union Health Ministry to order a probe.
A constantly crying baby can not only hamper your peace, it can also rattle your brain functions and alter the way you think and act to make daily decisions, a study has found.
Researchers have identified a "sunscreen" gene that acts as a shield to protect from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and may help stave off skin cancer.
Are you over 50 and remain wearily busy? If yes, take heart. A new study says older adults with a busy daily lifestyle tend to have better mental functioning than their less busy peers.
South Asians number the highest among patients suffering from hypertension, doctors said on Tuesday.
The WHO will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday on the yellow fever outbreak that has hit hardest in Angola but risks spreading further if vaccinations are not ramped up.
With 17 May being observed as World Hypertension Day, this is a clarion call to those suffering high stress levels at work and sedentary lifestyles.