New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems.
Chronic sleep deprivation can increase night time blood pressure, putting you at greater risk of heart diseases, warns new research.
Ban on smoking in public spaces may not motivate smokers to light up less behind their own closed doors or quit altogether, a new Canadian study has claimed.
A team of scientists in Italy has discovered the "hiding place" of HIV virus in cells that holds promise for important developments towards new therapies to cure the disease.
Highly processed foods such as chocolates, pizza and French fries are among the most addictive, according to a new study.
Wearing long, fake eyelashes may lead more air and dust to hit the eyes causing them to dry out, a new study suggests.
If the spread of artemisinin-resistant malaria parasites were to reach into India that would pose a serious threat to the chances of global control and eradication of the killer mosquito-borne disease.
With eight more swine flu deaths on Wednesday, total deaths touched 191 in Rajasthan since the start of this year, an official said.
A potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients, including two who died, and more than 100 others were exposed at a California hospital.
A US and Italy-based non-profit called Foregen, which has been founded by an Italian national Vincenzo Aiello is hoping to help develop a technology that could help regenerate male foreskins.
Scientists have discovered more than 90 new gene regions that play a role in obesity.
A six-day old premature baby has become the youngest infant to receive a heart transplant at a US hospital, doctors and her proud parents said.
The factors behind the prevalence of diabetes may be affected by the geography and hence the prevention and treatment should be based on the local factors, said a study.
With the number of suspected cases of swine flu in the city going up to 14, the health department in Agra has been put on high alert.
Five more deaths due to swine flu were reported in Rajasthan on Thursday, taking the toll since the beginning of the year to 73, officials said.
Two new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of breast cancer have been identified in a worldwide study of the DNA of 100,000 women.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults - a first of its kind prescription drug specifically indicated for BED.
Tobacco is the single most important factor which causes cancer, but the disease can be prevented by taking simple steps like eating a healthy diet.
Breast and lung cancer patients who have low levels of a protein called TTP have more aggressive tumours and a poorer prognosis than those with high levels of the protein, research has found.
A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, research has found.