LONDON: Science has now proved what Shakespeare always said—rosemary aroma improves memory and helps you remember to do things.

London: The world’s most advanced potential malaria vaccine, which looked effective enough to hit the market by 2015, has failed to live up to its promise.

Exposure Of Moms-To-Be To Car Fumes Tied To Low Birth Weight, Postnatal Mortality

London: Scientists may have found the major reason why 1 in every 4 babies born in India (of the 2.6crore births in India annually) are of low weight (below 2.5kg). A worldwide study announced on Wednesday has shown that pregnant mothers exposed to air pollution emitted by vehicles are significantly more likely to have smaller babies. The study, the largest of its kind, analysed data from more than three million births in nine nations at 14 sites in the UK, Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia.

London: Cancer has become Britain’s greatest health risk, with an average British boy born in 2010 running a 44% chance of being diagnosed with any form of cancer during his lifetime. The risk for a baby girl is slightly lower at 40%.

A landmark report brought out by Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Intelligence Network on Tuesday has found that British men are at significantly greater risk of both developing and dying from nearly all of the common cancers that occur in both sexes (with the exception of breast cancer).

India will soon revise its malaria mortality figures, with the new estimates expected to be at least 20 times more than what the health ministry portrays at present.

A 16-member committee of the Indian Council of Medical Research, headed by its former director general Dr Padam Singh Pradhan, has found that the actual number of malaria deaths in India on an average would be around 40,297 — around 40 times higher than present estimates. In a first such admission, India's National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) chief Dr AC Dhariwal told TOI that India's malaria mortality figure was definitely much higher than what is officially quoted.

India in a landmark move is planning to impose a blanket ban on testing cosmetics on animals.

US Study A Wake-Up Call For 12 Million Obese Indians

New Delhi: People who are obese have a 29% increased risk of premature death. This could come as a wakeup call for 8 million women and 4.4 million men in India who are obese (body mass index of 30 kg/sq m). One of the largest analyses done — 100 studies that included 3 million adults — has found that obesity was associated with a significantly higher all-cause risk of death. In this meta-analysis that looked at 2.7 lakh deaths that occurred in the US, Europe, Mexico, India, Israel, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, China and Australia, researchers found a 18% higher risk of death for obesity — BMI equal or higher than 30 — and a 29% increased risk of death among those whose BMI was higher than 35.

Increasing the heat on Chinese drug firms exporting medicines to India, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) is all set to open its first foreign drug inspection office in Beijing by March 1

The world’s first vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis (JE), created using an Indian strain of the virus, is now ready.

Hill States Have Highest Rates Of Diabetes, Hypertension