Healthy lifestyle may help 4 out of 5 men prevent heart attacks

A new study has revealed 80 percent of men could prevent heart attacks by adopting healthy lifestyle choices.

Sep 23, 2014, 10:53 AM IST

Untethered soft robot that defies extreme conditions

US scientists have developed the first untethered soft robot - a quadruped that can stand up and walk carrying weight on its back with utmost ease.

Sep 13, 2014, 15:07 PM IST

App to track dietary data, helps lose weight

 If you plan to lose weight, some apps can do the job for you more efficiently by reliably tracking dietary data and preparing what suits your body the most, say researchers.

Sep 10, 2014, 20:08 PM IST

Race, ethnicity linked with heart disease risk

A man's likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart might be better determined if doctors were to consider his race and ethnicity as well as where on his body the excess fat is deposited, new research shows.

Sep 10, 2014, 17:31 PM IST

Watch your diet to reduce diabetes risk

What you eat and drink, and not just the number of calories, is a significant factor in diabetes risk, a study showed.

Sep 03, 2014, 12:58 PM IST

Obesity drugs to lose weight in middle-age

Middle-age can lose weight and stay fit with the help of obesity drugs, a new study revealed.

Aug 14, 2014, 00:16 AM IST

Mice study reveals link between `lead` and obesity

A new study on mice shows that exposure to `lead` through their mothers could cause obesity.

Aug 10, 2014, 14:31 PM IST

New study claims physically fit adolescents` are less depressed

A new study has shown that physically fit sixth graders especially girls are less depressed when they reach in seventh grade.

Aug 08, 2014, 19:13 PM IST

How crowdsourcing can keep your weight down

Avid users of smartphone apps may find it a lot easier to stick to a healthy diet through crowdsourcing, keeping their weight in check in the process, says a study.

Aug 05, 2014, 17:12 PM IST

Dieting young may lead to poor health outcomes later

The younger a woman is when she goes on her first diet, the more likely she is to experience several negative health outcomes later in life, a new study has warned.

Aug 02, 2014, 11:57 AM IST

The stigma of being fat

Being overweight is a stigma in our society. Aren`t overweight people human beings? Why do people have wrong notions about fat people? I am overweight but does that necessarily mean that I am unhealthy? Obesity is a disease afflicting children in urban population and definitely on the rise in India. And being fat also does not imply being obese.

Jul 27, 2014, 22:41 PM IST

Megan Fox gave up bread to shed baby weight

Actress Megan Fox had to stick to a low-carb diet following the birth of her second child to get back to her pre-pregnancy weight.

Jul 27, 2014, 09:53 AM IST

5 reasons why we should drink lots of water

Water is very essential in our life and we cannot survive without it.Water helps to keeps our body hydrated.

Jul 19, 2014, 17:22 PM IST

Food strikes obese women with learning impairment

In what could result in specific behavioural interventions to treat obesity, researchers have found that obese women are better able to identify cues that predict monetary rewards than those that predict food rewards.

Jul 17, 2014, 15:13 PM IST

Lesser known health benefits of Peach

Peach is a juicy and delicious fruit which looks like an apple in shape and is a native to China. It`s very popular across the world for its unique flavour and is used in several desserts as an ingredient.

Jul 13, 2014, 20:33 PM IST

I will never gain weight for a movie role: Zoe Saldana

Actress Zoe Saldana will never indulge herself to go on dieting just for the sake of a film. The 36-year-old `Avatar` star appreciated actors like Christian Bale and Jared Leto who can change their bodies to suit a role and get back into shape, reportedly.

Jul 09, 2014, 16:19 PM IST

Combo of aerobics, weight training can help beat diabetes

A new research has revealed that the new workout regime that includes combination of both aerobic exercise and weight training could have a major impact on beating diabetes.

Jul 06, 2014, 15:52 PM IST

Burn brown fat, shed weight faster

If you want to lose weight fast, turn your focus on brown fat instead of normal, white fat. According to researchers, brown fat plays an active role in metabolism.

Jul 06, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

Weight loss surgery may help lower cancer risk amongst obese people

Researchers have said that weight loss surgery could also help reduce the risk of cancer to rates almost similar to those of people of normal weight.

Jun 05, 2014, 10:23 AM IST

Tailored diet may help you lose more weight

A gene-based diet, customised according to a person`s metabolism, can help people lose up to three times more weight, a new study has found.

Jun 02, 2014, 19:41 PM IST