At genetic risk for diabetes? You need to exercise more

While exercise is good for everyone, those with an immediate relative - mother, father or sibling - with Type-2 diabetes need to exercise more than others to derive the same preventive benefit, says a study.

Despite exercise benefits, some people continue to strive more than others

While a recent study has said that exercise is good for everyone, it is also a well known fact that some struggle more than others.

Beware! Plastic chemical can curtail sperms' speed

Men please take note! Higher exposure to a common plastic chemical found in wallpaper, sandals, nail polish, perfume, floors and carpets in our daily life can hamper sperms' speed, leading to less chances of having children.

People rely on their hearing to know what they`re saying

Researchers have said that auditory feedback plays an important role in helping us determine what we`re saying as we speak.

Fossil pigments reveal extinct sea monsters had black skin

Scientists have revealed the color of three multi-million-year old marine reptiles, suggesting that the pigment shows that these animals were, at least partially, dark-coloured in life, which is likely to have contributed to more efficient thermoregulation, as well as providing means for camouflage and UV protection.

Scientists say reindeer really do have red noses

Rudolph, a fictional reindeer created by Robert L May, has a glowing red nose for which he is treated unkindly by the other reindeer. But a new study has suggested that Rudolph might not be unique as reindeer do have glowing red noses.

Newly discovered HIV strain leads to faster AIDS development

A new study has suggested that a recently discovered HIV strain leads to significantly faster development of AIDS than currently prevalent forms.

Old cancer drug may help transplant patients

Scientists have discovered that an old cancer drug can be used to prevent rejection of transplanted tissue.

New element with atomic number 115 discovered

A team of researchers, led by physicists from Lund University, have confirmed the existence of what is considered a new element with atomic number 115.

Exposure to whooping cough in childhood linked to early death

People born during whooping cough outbreaks are more likely to die prematurely even if they survive into adulthood, a new study has revealed.

Risk factors for suicide revealed

A collaborative study between Lund University in Sweden and Stanford University has revealed that the rate of suicide among men is almost three times that of women.

Depression symptoms of Huntington`s disease prevented in mice

Lund University researchers have succeeded in preventing very early symptoms of Huntington`s disease, depression and anxiety, by deactivating the mutated Huntington protein in the brains of mice.

Soft drink raises men`s risk of prostate cancer

Men who drink fizzy drinks are not just ruining their teeth but could also be at risk of aggressive prostate cancer, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

Birds `smell` out compatible partners

Birds may choose their mate with the help of smell, new evidence has shown.

Half of inhaled diesel soot sticks to lungs

The exhaust from diesel-run vehicles, wood fires and coal fired power stations contains soot particles that stick to human lungs, says a study.

Chimpanzees use innovative ways to fool humans

A case study showed how humans’ closest relatives in the animal kingdom appear to be able to plan to deceive others, and that they can also plan their deception inventively.

Giant squids` huge eyes help them escape from whales

Giant and colossal squids have super-sized eyes which allows them to spot predatory whales from a distance in the pitch darkness of their deep-sea home.