April Fools' Day is here and so are innovative pranks. Here is an updated list of the 2016 April Fools' Day pranks. Make sure you don't get trapped in any of them, but if any of your friends or family members do, then you can totally use this story to call them out.
Beans, chickpeas, peas, lentils may help lose weight, says a research report by Canadian scientists.
Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of cancer and heart disease in Indians, according to a study by Cornell University researchers. The gene identified by scientists assists...
A team of scientists from the US have developed first animal model for testing vaccines and medicines to fight Zika virus.
A press release issued by multinational vaccine company Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi claims that a new vaccine against influenza may offer protection against both the seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza...
Cancer patients could one day be able to know whether their chemotherapy treatment has worked in real-time. A team of Indian scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Medical School has made...
A new study has suggested that eating more healthy fats could reduce the risk of diabetes.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a mobile app, which will allow you log calorie counts at every meal by verbally describing the contents of a meal, thus making it easier for people struggling with obesity to track their nutrition intake.
Washington: Police say a Massachusetts man, who recently visited the Dominican Republican, needed emergency surgery after he swallowed 27 bags of heroin in an attempt to smuggle them into the United States.
New York state officials have announced a new plan aimed at preventing the transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus if the virus were to arrive in the area. The state would give out 20,000 protection kits to different...
According to a new study, higher caffeine consumption could be associated with a higher risk of miscarriage.
Intake of three or more courses of antibiotics before a child reaches the age of two is associated with increased risk of early childhood obesity, says a new study.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved reslizumab to treat severe asthma in patients aged 18 and above.
A new study has suggested that the common "cat parasite" is linked to road rage. The researchers involved in the study said that IED is more common than bipolar disorder and schizophrenia combined. This symptom...
Swedish researchers found that people with autism are at higher risk of death than people not affected by the condition. Autistica, the charity that revealed the findings, said that most deaths occur through epilepsy or suicide.
Detecting a disease in its earliest stages can lead to more effective therapies. Doctors have increased the probability of detecting these diseases through a test that is thousands of times more sensitive than current...
Bedaquiline, a 'miracle drug' for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis MDR-TB and extensively-drug resistant TB (XDR-TB), will be available from Monday in six public hospitals in India.
The Michigan Department of Health has said that the rare blood infection Elizabethkingiam, which was responsible for sickening dozens in Wisconsin since November, has been identified in a Michigan resident.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health officials are investigating a multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that resulted in two cases and one death in 2014.
At present, Zika virus outbreaks have been reported in many countries and World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it an international health issue. Doctors are advising people not to visit Zika-affected...
Achieving the metrics that define a healthy heart might translate to healthier brain function as people age. More ideal cardiovascular health means less decline in brain processing speed and, to some extent, thinking ability and memory.
There is currently no way to slow or prevent Alzheimer's disease, but a new study details the creation of an implantable capsule that researchers say could stop the condition in its tracks.
A dengue vaccine developed by US National Institutes of Health scientists against the virus has shown promise in tackling the disease, with the researchers saying it could become widely available by 2018.
Washington: Bumble Bee Foods and Tri-Union Seafoods are voluntarily recalling canned chunk light tuna because of possible health risks due to contamination.
A new list of 1,200 fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) has been sent for probe by Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) to the panel that banned about 350 drugs last week.
Summer months will see the kind of mosquitoes that carry Zika virus arrive in Los Angeles and New York, according to a study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo.
A new research suggests that in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, women have a tendency to remember words better than men do, which could postpone diagnosis in women.
According to the World Happiness Report 2016, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Denmark is the happiest place in the world. India ranked...
If you want to eat less, a good way to start would be concentrating on the sound you make as you chew your food.
Mindfulness meditation can provide opioid-free pain relief, says a new study. To find out if meditation uses the body's opioids to reduce pain, the researchers injected some participants with a drug called naloxone, which...