A new study has found assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization to be associated with an increased risk of major birth defects.
A large international collaborative study has identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity.
DNA from the heart's own cells may play a role in heart failure by mistakenly activating the body's immune system, researchers have found.
The Indian Heart Watch study reveals a growing cardiovascular disease epidemic in India: the risk for heart disease is now higher there than in the U.S. and Western Europe.
A survey of over 17,000 Chinese people has found that optimistic expectations are the key to making people happy with their lot in life.
New data suggests that exercise may help smokers quit and remain smoke-free. Moreover, exercise helps both smokers and non-smokers live longer.