Maternal deficiency of Vitamin D may up childhood obesity risk

Babies born to women who suffered from Vitamin D deficiency during their pregnancy are more likely to develop obesity in childhood as well as in adulthood, a study has found. Children born to mothers with very low Vitamin D levels during their first ...

Ab exercises for flat belly

New York: Most of us have a little extra around the middle of our body. Include ab exercises in your fitness regime to shape up the midriff. Representational Picture Huffingtonpost.com shares a list of ab exercises you can try: >> Bird dog: St...

Foot care tips: 7 natural ways to treat cracked heels at...

In today's fast-paced lifestyle, most of us are on our feet all day, making them prone to skin problems. Direct exposure to dirt and the absence of oil glands make the skin in the foot area much drier than any other part of our body. Dropping temperatu...

Positive attitude towards ageing reduces dementia risk: Study

Older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia, a study has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined whether culture-based age beliefs influence ...

Here’s why ginger and honey is a perfect combination for weight...

Representational picture Ginger and honey are the two common ingredients in our kitchens. If all these days you have included ginger and honey only to cook delicious food, then there is news for you. These two readily available ingredients are loaded ...

Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance

Active older adults with back pain may experience less energy efficient walking and poorer endurance, a new study led by an Indian-orgin researcher suggests. "Older adults are living longer and healthier active lives, so paying attention to conditions...

Breastfeeding secrets every mom should know

Representational picture New Delhi: Breastfeeding seems to be a most natural process, but to some, it may be a challenge. Be patient and feed often, say experts. Mimansa Malhotra (PT), Lactation Consultant and Lamaze child birth educator on behalf o...

Regular exercise activity may cut risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Toronto: Researchers have found that regular exercise may help decrease risk of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, characterised by progressive neurodegeneration that results in memory loss, compromised physical ability and loss of...

New smartphone app can check heart health with device’s inbuilt camera

Representational picture Scientists have developed an app that lets you check your heart health non-invasively using the smartphone camera.Earlier, checking heart health would require a 45-minute scan from an ultrasound machine but can now be accompli...

Here’s why sleep is good for our memory

A team of researchers has shed new light on sleep's vital role in boosting our memory. Sleep, they show, helps us to use our memory in the most flexible and adaptable manner possible by strengthening new and old versions of the same memory to similar e...