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Here's why breastfeeding is important for infants

Here's why breastfeeding is important for infants

A new study has revealed that breastfeeding can protect the high-birthweight infants from being overweight or obese in childhood.

Mar 19, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
New mommies, take note! Here's why you need to control your diet

New mommies, take note! Here's why you need to control your diet

New mothers should avoid overeating as they may be risking the health of your child, according to a new study.

Mar 19, 2018, 18:02 PM IST
I'm living the best phase of my life: Adnan Sami

I'm living the best phase of my life: Adnan Sami

Adnan admits, "When I was obese, I reached a point where I was about to meet death, and I lost weight to restart my life. When Baba (my father) passed away, I was emotionally choked, but then I also found my soulmate to restart my peaceful married life."

Dec 03, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
Being obese but healthy may up heart failure risk by 96%

Being obese but healthy may up heart failure risk by 96%

The findings showed that the people touted as being "healthy obese" also had a 49 per cent higher risk of developing coronary heart disease and a seven per cent higher risk of cerebrovascular disease compared to those who are normal weight without metabolic conditions.

Sep 13, 2017, 10:35 AM IST

New cost effective vein-locating device launched

The device named Veineux was launched on Friday and is expected to make intravenous treatment easier and affordable for patients and hospitals.

Jul 29, 2017, 00:39 AM IST
Mom-to-be beware! Consuming fizzy drinks during pregnancy may make your child obese

Mom-to-be beware! Consuming fizzy drinks during pregnancy may make your child obese

The finding found that pregnant women who consume just two fizzy drinks a day before childbirth could increase their child’s risk of becoming obese.

Jul 15, 2017, 23:04 PM IST
US tops the chart in worldwide obesity

US tops the chart in worldwide obesity

United States tops the list of the percentage of obese children and young adults, which constitute around 13% of the total population, followed by Egypt which led in term of adult obesity, with almost 35%.

Jun 13, 2017, 08:46 AM IST
Beware women! Gaining 1.74 kg per year can make you obese in late 40s

Beware women! Gaining 1.74 kg per year can make you obese in late 40s

The study found that women who gained 0.19 kg per year remained healthy weight, 0.84 kg/year became overweight and 1.74 kg/year became obese.

May 19, 2017, 22:05 PM IST
Work-out for the disabled in the form of an 'exercise pill'?

Work-out for the disabled in the form of an 'exercise pill'?

Scientists led by Ronald Evans at the Salk Institute in San Diego made the discovery after they set out to explore what endurance meant on the molecular level.

May 05, 2017, 13:29 PM IST
Overweight? Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration

Overweight? Weight loss can slow down knee joint degeneration

The more weight obese and overweight individuals lose, the better it could be for their knee joints, new study suggests.

May 02, 2017, 14:11 PM IST
Obesity rates swell in India: One-fifth of Indian women now overweight

Obesity rates swell in India: One-fifth of Indian women now overweight

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), one-fifth of Indian women, or 20.7 per cent to be precise, in the age group of 15-49 are overweight. 

Mar 13, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
Shobhaa De's mocking tweet on MP cop Daulatram Jogawat is a blessing in disguise – Know why

Shobhaa De's mocking tweet on MP cop Daulatram Jogawat is a blessing in disguise – Know why

Daulatram Jogawat shot to limelight after Mumbai-based columnist and author Shobhaa De tweeted an image of an overweight policeman.

Feb 28, 2017, 13:04 PM IST
Severely obese people more likely to die at home: Study

Severely obese people more likely to die at home: Study

A new study has revealed that severely obese people are more likely to die at home and are less likely to spend their last days in a home providing care.

Feb 08, 2017, 23:35 PM IST
'Fat shaming' increases health risks, including heart disease and diabetes

'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.

Jan 27, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
Assembly elections 2017: Know the healthcare status of these five poll-bound states

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.

Jan 27, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
Approximately 5.5 billion people in the world are obese

Approximately 5.5 billion people in the world are obese

The researchers, including those from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, put forth a specific notion of overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health.

Jan 05, 2017, 13:09 PM IST
Why obese individuals lack motivation to exercise?

Why obese individuals lack motivation to exercise?

Feeling too lazy to hit the gym or follow an exercise routine? 

Jan 02, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Obesity: Five ways to prevent weight gain!

Obesity: Five ways to prevent weight gain!

Eat breakfast every day, it is the most important meal of a day.

Dec 08, 2016, 16:36 PM IST
World Anti-Obesity Day: Stay flab-free and healthy with these amazing tips!

World Anti-Obesity Day: Stay flab-free and healthy with these amazing tips!

Overweight and obesity are a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes.

Nov 26, 2016, 16:12 PM IST
Beware! Mothers who smoke during pregnancy may make children obese

Beware! Mothers who smoke during pregnancy may make children obese

Expectant mothers should not smoke during pregnancy as it increases the risk of children being obese.

Nov 11, 2016, 19:14 PM IST