Health

Women should avoid eating too much vegetable oil and potato chips during pregnancy as such a diet may result in an increased risk of pregnancy complications and poor development of the babies, warns a study. Foods such as potato chips and vegetable oil contain omega 6 fats, particularly ...

A mobile phone application designed to boost physical activity for inactive women has shown promise in a trial. The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, shows that the mobile app created for women did help when combined with an activity tracker and personal counselling. ...

Children of poorly-educated mothers face higher risk of obesity than those whose mothers are well-educated, suggests a new study. For the study, published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology journal, the researchers analysed data of 41,399 children in three European countries --...

Virtual reality (VR) technology can identify early Alzheimer's disease more accurately than 'gold standard' cognitive tests currently in use, says a study. The findings, published in the journal Brain, highlight the potential of new technologies to help diagnose and monitor conditions such as Alzheimer's ...

People who regularly read with their kids are less likely to engage in harsh parenting and their children are less likely to be hyperactive and have attention problems, say researchers. The study, published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics,...

Researchers have identified a common gene variant that increases the risk of obesity in children. In a study published in Obesity journal, the researchers from University of Columbia found that a specific variant (single nucleotide polymorphism) of a...

With connecting to people is becoming more easier than ever due to the mushrooming online platforms, experts have warned that they should be careful about who they become friends with as despair and distress can spread through close social networks, up to "three degrees of separation" - or a ...

If you want to avoid adding extra kilos during holidays, engaging in daily self-weighing may help, according to a new research. Previous research has shown the holiday season can lead to weight gain and that persists after end of holidays and could contribute to annual weight gain. ...

If you tend to keep guards on unhealthy foods down at workplace, you may be at an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, compared with those who eat healthy food, says a study. Employees who purchased the least healthy food in the cafeteria were more ...

As many as 21,000 US women ordered abortion pills online in the past six months (between October 2018 and March 2019), according to figures revealed by Aid Access, a charity. The charity, a European organisation, provides online prescriptions for abortion pills that are dispatched to the US by mail, reports the Guardian. Aid...