Grandparents may be to blame for obesity in children

Could your parents be responsible for your child’s obesity? Yes, according to research. In the first study to examine the relationship between grandparent and grandchild abdominal obesity, investigators found a link between the two. The study found a consistent relationship between waist circumference in maternal grandmother and grandchild, with no relationship seen in other lineages….

Mother’s Day special: Diet and nutrition tips for new moms

Shortly after delivering a baby, it may be tempting to begin a diet to lose off those extra kilos. But resist the urge. You need the nutrition, and so does your little bundle of joy. Moreover, you’ll need all the extra energy you can muster to take care of your newborn. Remember, your child is…

Dear moms-to-be, take care of your health to prevent serious disease in kid

Pregnant women should ensure they are getting proper nutrition and physical care. A mother’s health affects the child’s well-being and proper management can prevent serious lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease and obesity. A study conducted by Institute of Physiology revealed that the body has an internal clock that regulates sleepiness over a 24 hour…

The right summer diet will help you beat the heat. Here’s what to eat

You’ve updated your wardrobe with light fabrics and flowy silhouettes. You’ve slathered on sunscreen and are wearing sunglasses and a hat for good measure. Why then are you finding it difficult to manage the mercurial temperatures? It could be because you’re not including cooling foods in your daily diet. Chef Sudhir Nair, Executive Chef at…

Blood cancer’s signs, diagnosis and cure. All you need to know about it

Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases in the world. It can affect any organ of the body, including blood cells. Symptoms and signs depend upon what part is involved with the disease. Cancer affecting the blood and the lymphatic system is called blood cancer. Dr Ashay Karpe, consultant medical oncologist, haematologist and bone…

Exercise every day or 5 times a week? Here’s what you need to stay fit

Exercise is known to offer a host of benefits, be it diabetes management, weight loss, or combating mental decline in dementia patients. Now, a new study shows that exercising four to five times a week can keep your heart healthy and slow down ageing. Researchers from the University of Texas have found that different sizes of arteries are affected differently by…

Learning music or second language can make your brain more efficient

If you are facing memory problems, then you may want to exercise your brain. And playing crosswords is not the only way to do so. Previous studies have shown that eating chocolates, having 2 glasses of alcohol a day, doing yoga, and even playing video games can make your brain more efficient. Now, a new study published in the journal…

Have you checked your blood pressure lately?

Doctors have declared this May Measurement Month worldwide, in a bid to get people to pay closer attention to their BP and avoid the silent killer, hypertension. It’s called the silent killer because there are no real symptoms — until associated conditions like kidney failure, stroke and even blindness occur. Hypertension is defined as sustained…