Health

Is your child facing trouble in sleeping? If so, parents take note. Regular and sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for gaining healthy body weight in adolescence, suggests a new study. The study revealed that those who had no bedtime routine at age nine had ...

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been advised complete rest for up to five days after he injured his vocal chords during an exhaustive 17-day election campaign for Congress candidates in poll-bound states. He addressed over 70 public rallies....

While it is known that inadequate nutrition during foetal development can cause diabetes and heart disease, a new study warns that it could also lead to early menopause at age younger than 45. Prenatal malnutrition was also associated with a higher risk of premature ovarian failure. ...

Biomedical engineers have developed a novel smartphone application that could non-invasively detect anaemia without the need for a blood test. The app uses photos of a person's fingernails taken on a smartphone to accurately measure how much haemoglobin is in ...

Babies have delicate skin, which is sensitive to humidity and changes in the weather. Cold weather affects the skin even further by causing rashes, redness and itching. Most rashes are harmless and go away on their own. However, in some situations, the skin condition can become chroni...

Postmenopausal women experiencing tooth loss could be at higher risk of developing high blood pressure -- a key risk factor for heart disease, warns a new study. The study showed that such women had approximately 20 per cent higher risk of developing hypertension compared to other women. ...

Regular consumption of alcohol may lead to long-term weight loss in people with diabetes, say researchers. The study, led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, showed that losing weight can help prevent or delay ...

Globally one billion people live with disabilities, making them the largest minority in the world, said UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner on Monday, while calling on countries and governments to empower them and work for their betterment....