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India faces an acute double burden of disease. While nutritional and communicable diseases remain serious, non-communicable diseases are on the rise, says the eighth report of the World Health

YOUR SALIVA may give a clue to your personality, says James M Dabbs, professor of psychology at Georgia State University in the US. Dabbs is trying to establish whether a relationship exists between

The man who developed a test for carcinogenic properties in synthetic chemicals now claims virtually all chemical-related cancer scares of the past two decades have been hysterically exaggerated.

THIS YEAR'S Nobel prize -- worth $825,000 -- for physiology and medicine has been awarded jointly to UK's Richard Roberts and USA's Phillip Sharp for their 1977 discovery of "split genes". The

After compact discs, it is the turn of videos to adapt to the digital the format of tomorrow.

Though all living beings have a finite life span, beyond a certain age, the probability of survival becomes unpredictable.

A new computer software that converts a two dimensional image into a three dimensional one is expected to radically transform medical science.

The government's policy of screening long staying foreigners for AIDS is an attempt to find a scapegoat for a national health problem

A US study has found reduced cancer risk among people who take aspirin frequently

Microbiologists say a species of bacteria was responsible for iron deposits in the sedimentary layers that run hundreds of kilometres deep in the earth