Anyone caught smoking in a French school, hospital, metro station, office or sports hall on Thursday was liable for the first time to a stiff fine as the first stage of a two-step measure to ban smoking in all public places went into effect.
Dental braces, used to correct alignment of teeth, do not improve the mental well being and self-esteem of its users later in life, finds a study.
Thousands of children have orthodontic work done each year because of a widespread belief in the... More
Youngsters who live within 500 metres of major highways develop weaker lungs then those who live at least 1,500 meters away, according to a study that says traffic pollution could affect your kid's lungs.
James Gauderman of the University of... More
Karnataka is planning to enact legislation to make HIV tests mandatory for couples planning to marry and for politicians seeking to enter the state legislature.
"There is a consensus within the government on the need to bring in such a... More
Stress during pregnancy could harm the unborn baby's brain, warns a study, adding that the baby's father has a very important role to play during the nine months.
Researcher Vivette Glover of Imperial College London said that stress caused by... More
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will Thursday commission India's first tele-radiology network aimed at providing radiology services in rural areas at minimum cost.
Under the network developed by a group of institutions, radiology experts will... More
Scientists have developed a pill-sized robot that can travel inside your body, can find if you have any tumours and transmit the findings back to a computer.
After being swallowed, the robot passes through the body naturally, reported the online... More
A health worker in Kerala has suggested that condoms be supplied to prisoners to prevent the spread of AIDS among them as a result of homosexual contacts.
According to S.K. Harikumar, who is associated with the Kerala State AIDS Control Society,... More
Australian pharmaceuticals company CSL Ltd announced Tuesday that it had come up with a vaccine that would spark an immune response and prevent deaths from bird flu.
The Melbourne-based company said its vaccine could stop both people and birds... More
Damage to a silver dollar-sized region deep in the brain called the insula may completely erase the body's urge to smoke, according to new research.
Obviously brain damage is not a treatment option for nicotine addiction, but the new results may... More