January 12, 2014
Fruit juice should be removed from the recommended list of five-a-day portions of fruit or vegetables in the U.K. as it contained as much sugar as many soft drinks, an adviser to the government on...
November 28, 2013
‘Health is wealth’ appears to be a concept lost among the country’s next generation as a survey has revealed that children display an ‘alarming lack of fitness’. The survey covered 77,669 children...
October 3, 2013
Huma Pershad and her family have been living in an independent house in Uthandi for nine years, following their decision to move out of the city. One of the reasons is for their sons to get adequa...
December 19, 2012
Body fat or obesity is caused by bacteria and not by laziness or over eating alone, according to research by Chinese scientists, as official media here reported bacteria, and not just gluttony or l...
November 26, 2012
Obesity is known to have significant effects on the reproductive health of women at all levels, affecting a woman’s ability to conceive naturally and posing adverse pregnancy outcomes such as high...
October 26, 2012
“The risk of letting patients continue to suffer from obesity and overweight is higher than letting them undergo surgery,” Stanford University surgeon Homero Rivas has said.Dr. Rivas, who i...
August 6, 2012
Besides aerobics, muscle toning, exercises, body-building and weight-lifting, the place would also offer a luxury bath (hydro therapy). »
April 10, 2012
An international team of genetics researchers have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity, according to a study published online this week in...
October 6, 2011
Children who are overweight when they start school tend to struggle in their relationships with their peers a few years later, a new study has claimed.A team at the University of Adelaide w...
September 14, 2011
India ranks very high among the nations struck by the rising wave of “premature deaths” caused by non-communicable diseases, mainly heart and blood ailments, the WHO said in its latest report on W...
December 23, 2013
Every 30 seconds, a diabetic finger or the whole limb is amputated across the world. A majority of such cases can be prevented with early diagnosis and good management including diet control and mo...
October 24, 2013
As many as 135 million Indians are currently battling obesity and tackling related health issues. On the occasion of World Obesity Day (Oct 26), KAMALA THIAGARAJAN elaborates.
December 26, 2012
Experts say obesity rates growing with low levels of activity and high urbanisation »
November 26, 2012
Call for concerted effort to fight this lifestyle disease »
November 11, 2012
The theme of this year’s World Heart Day, ‘Cardiovascular disease prevention among women and children,’ indicates a paradigm shift in the focus from adults to children. This is a result of the glo...
September 15, 2012
“If you make noise, doctor uncle will give you an injection, ok.” This is a usual threat mothers make to keep children quiet when parents come to him for consultation. To partially correct the imag...
July 9, 2012
Obese people, who snore , could be at risk of developing from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder in which breathing stops for short spells during sleep.
“Snoring is the start...
January 9, 2012
But its long-term effectiveness is still in question.
September 29, 2011
On World Heart Day, September 29, an assessment of the cardiac health situation and the imperatives.
August 8, 2011
Ever thought why we reach for ice cream, pizza and other fatty foods when we’re feeling down? There may be a scientific reason. A new research has suggested that fatty foods literally serve as ‘co...