Health

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 ...

The ability of cataract surgery to restore sight is well known and a new study suggests that it can make people 48 per cent safer on the road. Cataracts are normal consequences of aging. They happen gradually over years, as the clear lens inside the eye becomes cloudy....

Researchers have found that a newly tested medical device, called "Sleeveballoon", mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control. Sleeveballoon is a device that combines a balloon with a connected sleeve, ...

Afghan health authorities on Monday launched an extended sub-national immunization campaign to give polio immunity vaccination dose to 8.5 million children under five years old. "The five-day campaign targets over 8.5 million children under 5 years of age in 324 districts across the country. The campaign is launched in most of the ...

Unable to get qualified personnel from the Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity (SCCC) category to fill up 25 posts for Assistant Surgeons/Casualty Medical Officer, the Kerala Public Service Commission has issued notification, third since December 2014, inviting applications for the posts....

Poor dietary habits, increased stress and harsh skincare routines were among the most significant factors associated with acne, according to a study. The research presented at the 28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in Madrid evaluated the exposure to different worsening ...