London, July 22 : Why mycobacteria - a family that includes the microbe that causes tuberculosis (TB) - survive oxygen limitation has long been a mystery but not any more. A discovery could lead to a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB.
London, July 22 : Not all fat is bad for your heart. Too much dietary fat is bad but the right kind of fat keeps the heart healthy, a promising study shows.
New York, July 22 : Aakriti Gupta, an Indian-origin researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, has found that women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack.
Sydney, July 22 : Probiotics found in yogurt, fermented and sour milk, cheese and dietary supplements not only improve the functioning of your gut but can also help lower high blood pressure.
London, July 22 : In pioneering research, a scientist has developed a 'simulated' human heart to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials.
New York, July 22 : Missing sleep lately owing to family stress or extra workload at office? Get back to normal routine fast as lack of sleep can hurt your memory.
New York, July 22 : Stuffing yourself regularly with pizza or hamburger or any other high-fat food can put you at the risk of losing sense of smell, research warns.
Washington, July 21 : Singapore scientists have discovered the gene that causes fibroadenoma, which is one of the most common breast tumours diagnosed in women.
Washington, July 21 : A new cell study has mapped one of the most important proteins in cell division that has a fundamental process in life and the development of cancer, which might also help fight against it.
Washington, July 21 : A new study has revealed how starvation induces specific changes in so-called small RNAs and that these changes are inherited through at least three consecutive generations, apparently without any DNA involvement.
New York, July 21 : Indulging in health food items to cut flab? Make sure you know how much to eat as it is possible overdose of right food can prevent you from losing weight.
New Delhi, July 21 : Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says an expert.
Sydney, July 21 : In a piece of good news after the sad announcement a few days ago about HIV virus rebounding in the "Mississippi Baby", scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable.
Washington, July 21 : NASA's telescopes are not just helping us look into the dark deep universe but have inspired surgeons to restore the eyesight of the elderly.
Singapore, July 21 : Researchers have identified a critical gene that could help clinicians distinguish fibroadenomas cases from breast cancer. Fibroadenomas is the most common benign breast tumour in women of reproductive age.
Washington, July 20 : A study has revealed that consuming probiotics for a month helps in diminishing fat accumulation in the liver.
London, July 20 : A new study has revealed that long-term use of controversial heart drug statins can aggravate breast cancer risk.
Washington, July 20 : A new study has revealed that even the daily low-dose of aspirin might be harmful for some heart patients due to a common genetic variation.
Washington, July 20 : scientists have revealed that a combination drug therapy cures chronic hepatitis C in the majority of patients co-infected with both HIV and hepatitis C.
Washington, July 20 : A new study has identified three potential pathways by which dried plums may contribute to bone health.
Washington, July 20 : A new study has revealed that single-celled parasite in cats' intestines may cure Cancer.
Washington, July 20 : Scientists have discovered two genetic programs that are responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells to turn them into both red and white cells that make up human blood.
New York, July 20 : This may sound bizarre but a US doctor has used X-ray machine to fix his broken headphone after "diagnosing" a tiny break in the cords.
New York, July 20 : Ever tried running without swinging your arms? New research has shown that the swing in your arms counter balances the movement of your legs and saves energy at the same time.
Washington, July 20 : In a ray of hope for patients infected with both HIV and Hepatitis C, researchers have found that a combination drug therapy cures chronic Hepatitis C in majority of such patients.
Helsinki, July 20 : Finnish researchers have suggested that a healthy lifestyle helps in fighting mental decline, with exercise and diet holding significant potential against Alzheimer's disease.
Washington, July 19 : A new study has revealed that Omega-3 fish oil might help in reducing the risk of brain cell loss and eventual dementia in alcoholics.
London, July 19 : Everyone knows how to protect skin in the sun but what about eyes? Longer, lazy summer days entice everyone to spend more time outdoors, but whether you are spending the day at the beach or just relaxing in the garden, eyecare is needed in every possible way.
Toronto, July 19 : Exercise and relaxation activities like yoga can positively impact people with social anxiety disorders, says a study.
Washington, July 19 : Do you feel your eyes strain due to the sudden stabs of brightness from street lights while driving at night?
New York, July 19 : Omega-3 fish oil could save the brain from alcohol-related damage and dementia by up to 90 percent, a new study says.
London, July 19 : Researchers could have just made IVF - an assisted fertilisation therapy - treatment safer for women after successfully using a new method to stimulate ovulation.
London, July 19 : For people suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, eating probiotics for a month can help diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver.
London, July 19 : The next time you ask for a plate of crabs you may have unknowingly ordered plastic as a side dish in it!
Washington, July 19 : Cinnamon can not only tickle your taste buds, the ancient cooking spice is also an effective anti-bacterial agent and can help prevent some of the most serious food-borne illnesses caused by pathogenic bacteria, says a study.
Washington, July 19 : A daily low-dose aspirin is widely prescribed to prevent cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study claims that gene variations in some individuals may modify the cardiovascular benefits of aspirin, leading to slightly harmful effects.
New York, July 19 : Are you suffering from the nagging irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and cannot enjoy your food? Here is good news.
Washington, July 18 : A new study has found that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease as it is the principal protein source in a Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) like diet, along with fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy.
Washington, July 18 : A new study has revealed that state-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria.
Washington, July 18 : A new study claims that yoga and other exercises, which have relaxing effect on our bodies, can help people with social anxiety disorders look at the world positively.
London, July 18 : A new silicon "stick-on breasts" has made breast lift surgery free, as with this invention, women wouldn't need to go under the knife to achieve bigger boobs and would have to shell out just 16 pounds.
Washington, July 18 : A study has revealed that the mother's presence, social interactions and her nurturing role directly moulds the early neural activity and growth of the infant's brain.
Washington, July 18 : A new study has revealed that sleep problems that persist after divorce can be harmful to the health, as it increases blood pressure.
Kolkata, July 18 : Development economist Jean Dreze Friday said the current status of Indian healthcare distribution is "rather elitist" and biased towards the privileged and said the focus should be on strengthening public health services.
New York, July 18 : Lipoic acid, found at higher levels in organ meats and leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, may help reset and synchronise circadian rhythms or the "biological clock" found in most life forms, says a study.
Washington, July 18 : When a medical emergency strikes, instinct tells us to go to the nearest hospital quickly.
New Delhi, July 18 : Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Friday called for research institutes to be set up in India and abroad to combat non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cancer.
Washington, July 18 : Incidence of stroke among people aged 65 years and above has dropped by over 40 percent during the period 1988-2008 in the US, a new analysis of data shows.
London, July 18 : The vaccine for HIV being developed by the Norwegian vaccine company Bionor Pharma could soon be a reality as researchers have found that median HIV viral load reduction more than doubled among participants with high anti-C5/gp41732-744 antibody levels.
New York, July 18 : You may soon look at cat poop in a different light as it may hold the key to cancer cure.
New York, July 18 : Offering hope in the fight against one of the world's deadliest cancers, scientists have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body.
Sydney, July 18 : An anti-tank Javelin missile detector, commonly used in warfare to detect the enemy, has been found to rapidly identify malaria parasites in blood.
New York, July 18 : Starvation may affect the health of at least the next three generations, says a study.
New York, July 18 : Just had a divorce and facing persistent sleep problems? Check your blood pressure as you may be at the risk of potentially harmful increase in blood pressure, says a study.
New York, July 18 : Niacin, a common cholesterol drug for 50 years, should no longer be prescribed owing to potential increased risk of death, dangerous side effects and no benefit in reducing heart attacks and strokes, researchers said.
Washington, July 17 : A study has revealed about the potential cancer risk from tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home in non-smokers, particularly young children.
Washington, July 17 : A new study has revealed that inhalers that are used to give corticosteroid drugs to children with asthma may suppress their growth in the first year of treatment.
Washington, July 17 : A new study has revealed a new pathway the dengue virus takes to suppress the human immune system.
Washington, July 17 : A study has revealed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes unspecialized heart cells into "biological pacemaker" cells that keep the heart steadily beating.
London, July 17 : A new animal study has revealed that a single injection of the protein FGF1 would be sufficient to balance the blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days.