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Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

Obesity

Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

For the thinnest child their BMI is 10 per cent due to their mother and 10 per cent due to their father, whereas, for the fattest child this transmission is closer to 30 per cent due to each parent.

You can fight obesity by looking at commercials of healthy foods – Know how!

Obesity

You can fight obesity by looking at commercials of healthy foods – Know how!

This is a useful method which could help in countering obesity and related diseases.

Sound sleep can make your immune system strong

Immune system

Sound sleep can make your immune system strong

The findings, published in the journal Sleep, showed that chronic short sleep shuts down programs involved in immune response of circulating white blood cells.

Vitamin A deficiency in would-be mothers can elevate Alzheimer's risk for child

Alzheimer's

Vitamin A deficiency in would-be mothers can elevate Alzheimer's risk for child

The findings, published today in Acta Neuropathologica, indicate that early developmental stages are crucial periods during which brain tissue is "programmed" for the rest of a person`s life.

Safer, effective way to improve stroke treatments is here – Read

Stroke

Safer, effective way to improve stroke treatments is here – Read

The standard of care for treating strokes caused by blood clots involves the therapeutic infusion of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) -- an enzyme that helps dissolve clots, which can help to dissolve the clots and restore blood flow.

Top five cooking oils for good health!

Healthy eating

Top five cooking oils for good health!

Cooking oil is the most important ingredient while preparing a dish.

Tired of acne? Drink these refreshing smoothies to get rid of it!

Wellness

Tired of acne? Drink these refreshing smoothies to get rid of it!

Who wants to have ugly unwanted dark spots on their face? Acne is a common skin problem that occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores.

Know how pollution affect your eyes!

eye infection

Know how pollution affect your eyes!

Everyone use masks to protect themselves from polluted air. But do you know that pollution gives a harmfull effect on the eyes as well? Well, no one is aware of these nasty effects of air pollution.

Pre-term babies don't use expectations to shape brain: Study

Brain

Pre-term babies don't use expectations to shape brain: Study

Babies born prematurely do not use their expectations about the world to shape their brains as babies born at full term do. 

'Fat shaming' increases health risks, including heart disease and diabetes

Heart disease

'Fat shaming' increases health risks, including heart disease and diabetes

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the US found that above and beyond the effects of body mass index (BMI) and depression, higher levels of weight bias internalisation were associated with increased risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

Number of malnourished kids in Sheopur up by 1,700: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Number of malnourished kids in Sheopur up by 1

Number of malnourished kids in Sheopur up by 1,700: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Scindia, the chief whip of Congress in Lok Sabha, has written a letter to Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi in this regard.

'Twice-daily radiation therapy may cut cancer death risk'

Cancer

'Twice-daily radiation therapy may cut cancer death risk'

The study, led by Claire Petit from Gustave Roussy Cancer Centre in France, included patients with tumours in their mouths, throats or voice boxes, that had already begun to spread to neighbouring tissue.

Scientists say they can make taste of tomatoes better

Tomatoes

Scientists say they can make taste of tomatoes better

Now, researchers at University of Florida (UF) in the US have unveiled the lost genes associated with the original flavour.

This new drug may win battle against Alzheimer's disease – Read

Alzheimer's disease

This new drug may win battle against Alzheimer's disease – Read

The drug SAK3 is now in the preclinical stage of drug development and clinical trials are expected to begin in the next few years, the researchers said.

Assembly elections 2017: Know the healthcare status of these five poll-bound states

Healthcare

Assembly elections 2017: Know the healthcare status of these five poll-bound states

Healthcare is important to political and economic debate because inadequate public healthcare and healthcare expenses push an additional 55 million people back into poverty in India every year, according to a 2015 Lancet paper.

Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods

Bone loss

Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods

New research suggests that regularly eating vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women.

Implantable artificial kidney to end dialysis by end of decade?

Kidney disease

Implantable artificial kidney to end dialysis by end of decade?

The device being engineered in the US will go through a series of safety and efficacy trials on hundreds of patients in that country before it is approved by the FDA.

Part-human, part-pig embryo created in milestone research

Transplantation

Part-human, part-pig embryo created in milestone research

 “The ultimate goal is to grow functional and transplantable tissue or organs, but we are far away from that. This is an important first step,” said Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte.

Conditions in womb may affect brain development in teens

Pregnancy

Conditions in womb may affect brain development in teens

Previous research has shown that birth weight is a predictor of the way the brain develops.

Smoking marijuana in teens may affect verbal IQ

Intelligence Quotient

Smoking marijuana in teens may affect verbal IQ

 Conversely, the early users also had good verbal skills and vocabulary.

Anxiety, depression may amplify risk of death from some cancers

Mental health

Anxiety, depression may amplify risk of death from some cancers

This association may also be affected by reverse causality, where undiagnosed (early) cancer might have had an underlying impact on mood.

Mediterranean diet capable of helping those suffering from diabetes and HIV, says study

Healthy eating

Mediterranean diet capable of helping those suffering from diabetes and HIV, says study

The study was designed to evaluate whether helping people get medically appropriate, comprehensive nutrition would improve their health.

Can't lose weight? Five things you can do every morning for optimistic results

Weight loss

Can't lose weight? Five things you can do every morning for optimistic results

For people struggling to lose weight, knowing the best times to eat and the correct way to incorporate certain foods at certain periods of time can make a huge difference. 

14 new developmental disorders identified; diagnosis provided for some rare conditions

Childhood disorders

14 new developmental disorders identified; diagnosis provided for some rare conditions

The team focused on spontaneous new mutations that arise as DNA is passed on from parents to children.

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy linked to increased risk of preterm birth

Preterm birth

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy linked to increased risk of preterm birth

But Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy was associated with a 21 per cent increased risk of giving birth prematurely.

Cancer, hepatitis treatments set to amplify as China builds on drug list

Cancer

Cancer, hepatitis treatments set to amplify as China builds on drug list

Industry insiders and analysts said oncology drugs were also likely to be added to national and regional lists.

This is what your gut bacteria does to your entire body

Gut health

This is what your gut bacteria does to your entire body

Below are a few things you can do to promote your gut health and well-being.

Kidney disease: Here's why too much phosphorous is bad for you

Kidney disease

Kidney disease: Here's why too much phosphorous is bad for you

Excess phosphorous in human body can cause chronic kindey diseases, including hyperphosphatemia - in which phosphate levels shoot up abnormally high.

Football may reduce high blood pressure in women

Hypertension

Football may reduce high blood pressure in women

In addition, football can also be used for effective prevention and treatment of a number of lifestyle diseases, including cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Early diagnosis key to cure Wilson's disease: Doctors

Wilson's disease

Early diagnosis key to cure Wilson's disease: Doctors

According to them, Wilson`s disease if diagnosed late causes copper to be released into the blood stream which then travels and builds up in organs such as the brain, kidney, eyes and liver. If not treated, it can even cause severe brain damage or liver failure and death.