IVF, Ovulation Drugs Linked To Higher Risk Of Birth Defects

A new study has found assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization to be associated with an increased risk of major birth defects.

Genes Associated With Childhood Obesity Identified In Largest Ever Study

A large international collaborative study has identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity.

‘Rogue’ Mitochondrial DNA May Play Critical Role In Heart Failure

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.

Living With Dirty Water In Indonesia

Heavy pollution of river water by household and industrial waste in West Java is threatening the health of at least five million people living on the riverbanks, say experts.

Gene May Offer Clues To Asian Superbug Epidemic

Scientists have discovered a rapidly emerging Staphylococcus aureus gene which is establishing methicillin-resistant S. aureus epidemics across Asia.

Who Says The Disabled Cannot Practice Tai Chi?

Researchers have developed a 13 posture Tai Chi program for the disabled, transforming the wheelchair from an assistive device to a tool of empowerment and artistic expression.

Study: Heart Disease Risk In India Greater Than US, Europe

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.

Optimism For The Future Keeps The Chinese Happy, Study

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.

Want To Quit Smoking? Try Exercising Daily For 30 Minutes.

New data suggests that exercise may help smokers quit and remain smoke-free. Moreover, exercise helps both smokers and non-smokers live longer.