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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mice study reveals link between `lead` and obesity

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

`Too much light in bedroom bad for your waistline`

Are you gaining weight for no apparent reason? Check if you are exposing yourself to too much light while sleeping.

Britney Spears gains over 13 kg

Singer Britney Spears has reportedly put on a lot of weight - nearly 13.5 kg.