Forget Onions, You''ll Soon Need More Food to Stay Healthy

NEW DELHI:As you scramble to buy some onions for your family despite skyrocketing prices, a rising Body Mass Index (BMI) and an increasing body height… Read more..

Impaired Liver Function in Pregnancy ups Obesity Risk in Kids

LONDON:Impaired liver function during pregnancy may alter gut bacteria composition and increase the risk of obesity in children, according to a new study.In a rodent… Read more..

''Only Child'' 7 Times More Likely to be Obese

NEW YORK:Parents with only child are more likely to tackle an obese kid as children without siblings may be at a higher risk of gaining… Read more..

Some Skin Cancers may Start in Hair Follicles

NEW YORK:Some of the most deadly skin cancers may start in stem cells that lend colour to hair, and originate in hair follicles rather than… Read more..

Lower Physical Activity Leads to Higher Death Rates

RIO DE JANEIRO:Researchers have found the people who had the lowest levels of physical activity had higher rates of death compared to people with higher… Read more..

Liver Cancer Deaths 50% up in Last 10 Years

LONDON:Liver cancer deaths have increased by around 50 per cent in the last decade and have tripled since records began, researchers have warned.The new mortality… Read more..

India''s Life Expectancy Rises; Diabetes, Hypertension Rate High

NEW DELHI:Life expectancy in India has increased from 49.7 years in 1970-75 to 68.7 years in 2012-16, as per the National Health Profile 2019 released… Read more..

Global Warming Likely to Increase Illnesses

SYDNEY:Global warming is likely to increase illnesses caused by undernutrition, due to the effects of heat exposure, researchers have warned.For the study published in the… Read more..

Maternal, Infant Health Improves in India: Study

NEW DELHI:Community-based health programmes in parts of India, Ethiopia and Nigeria have been successful in improving health care for mothers and newborns, but inequities still… Read more..

People with Serious Mental Disorders Die Prematurely

LONDON:As compared to the general population, average life expectancy is respectively 10 and seven years shorter for men and women with mental disorders, says a… Read more..

Skin Exposure to UVB Light Alters Gut Bacteria for Good

TORONTO:Skin exposure to ultra-violet B (UVB) radiation from the Sun can alter the gut microbiome in humans -- possibly via vitamin D which can help… Read more..

Pancreatic, Colorectal Cancer up 10% in 30 Years: Study

MADRID:Global death rates for pancreatic cancer and incidence rates for colorectal cancer both increased by 10 per cent between 1990 and 2017, the results of… Read more..