Why diabetes drug makes people fat

Medication used to treat patients with Type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people to gain more body fat, new research has found.

Hunger-controlling neurons made from skin cells

In a pioneering feat, researchers have successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite.To make the neurons, human skin cells were first genetically reprogrammed to become induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

One in three Germans say capitalism to blame for poverty, hunger

Nearly a third of Germans believe that capitalism is the cause of poverty and hunger and a majority think true democracy is not possible under that economic system, according to a survey published on Tuesday by the Emnid polling institute for Berlin`s Free University.

'By 2050, 20% jump possible in risk of hunger due to climate change'
'By 2050, 20% jump possible in risk of hunger due to climate change'

The risk of hunger and malnutrition could increase by 20 per cent due to climate change by 2050, endangering the lives of millions of people, a UN agency has warned.

Now, a food ingredient to make you feel 'fuller' without overeating

Scientists have, for the first time, developed an ingredient, which when added to foods can make one fell more filling.

Ebola crisis may result in more hunger: UNDP report

Wild price swings caused by the Ebola health crisis are making it more difficult for households to feed themselves and make a stable living, according to a new UN report released Monday.

Hunger can help you take better decisions

It's better to be starving than well-fed when you are trying to make a life-changing decision, according to a new study which found that hunger can improve decision making.

'1/3rd of Indian women and children under 5 are underweight'

Global think tank IFPRI Wednesday said that one-third of Indian women and children under-five are underweight, though the country has made progress in combating malnutrition.

Director Steve McQueen to get European film academy honour
Director Steve McQueen to get European film academy honour

'12 Years A Slave' director Steve McQueen will be honoured with the European film academy awards for his career achievements.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: Aggression, heart and hunger needed, says Pochettino
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Aggression, heart and hunger needed, says Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur will need to be more aggressive and play with heart and hunger against north London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

No one died of hunger in Kotdara: Rajasthan govt

The Rajasthan government claimed that there was no "hunger death" in Kotdara village of Udaipur district in 2010.

India tops the list of global poor: UN report

India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations report said.

Morocco honoured for ``remarkable progress`` in fighting hunger and malnutrition

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has awarded Morocco, along with China and Chile, a prize in recognition for its "remarkable progress" in fighting hunger, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.

Egypt to release journo on hunger strike

Egypt has ordered the release of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy on medical grounds, ending almost a year of jail time - a third of that on hunger strike - without any charges against him.

Instant oatmeal more filling than oat-based cereal: Study

Many people love ready-to-eat oat cereal in breakfast but they do not get the feeling of "fullness".

New app to help curb food wastage, hunger

An Indian-origin innovator and his colleagues have developed a new app that can help curb food wastage and hunger by connecting hungry consumers with excess restaurant and grocery store food at discounted prices.

Blame your genes for your `night eating syndrome`

Scientists have discovered a gene that when mutated leads to hunger at unwanted hours, interrupts sleep and causes overeating.

Hunger a national crisis in UK, religious leaders tell David Cameron

British government must take action to tackle a "national crisis" of rising hunger as more than a million Britons, including 330,200 children, have been helped by food banks last year, religious leaders appealed today.

Hunger for power led Cong to ignore Gandhiji`s advice: Babulal Gaur

Senior BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Minister Babulal Gaur on Saturday said "hunger for power" prevented the Congress party from heeding to Mahatma Gandhi`s advice to disband itself after Independence.

How smell perception influences food intake

Researchers has succeeded in elucidating how the endocannabinoid system controls food intake through its effects on the perception of smells.