Health

Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, a new study suggests. "The research has shown that ingesting concentrated carbohydrate gels during...

More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis, however, severe under-funding and lack of access to care is still jeopardising around three million of those suffering with TB, a World Health Organization (WHO) report said. ...

Fitness enthusiasts, take a note! Researchers have found that working out before breakfast could increase health benefits of exercise. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Universities of Bath and Birmingham found that by changing the timing of ...

Alcohol lovers, take a note. Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, says a new study. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder and raises the risk of stroke by five-fold. Symptoms include palpitations, racing or irregular...

Gaining weight from your mid-20s into middle age is associated with an increased risk of premature death, warn researchers. According to the study published in the BMJ journal, weight loss at older ages (from middle to late adulthood) was also linked to higher risk....

Parents, take note. Researchers have found that heavier babies are more likely to suffer childhood food allergies or eczema. For the study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the research team carried out a systematic review assessing past studies in humans. ...

People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain might have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, a new study said. Mindfulness is the meditative practice of focusing on the present moment and ...

At least one in three children under five across the globe are malnourished and not developing properly, a report of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed. "An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor ...

Pregnant women experiencing physical and psychological stress are less likely to have a boy, says a new study. "Stress can also affect the mother's immune system, leading to changes that affect neurological and behavioural development in the foetus," said study ...

At least one in every three children under five years of age is undernourished or overweight, according to a new Unicef report that sounds the alarm on the consequences of poor diets around the world. In the report published on Monday, the Unicef warned that millions of children ...