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  • C-section, gut bacteria may up obesity risk in kids

    Updated: Feb, 23, 201804:41 PM

    Babies born to obese women via Caesarean-section (C-section) may be at five times greater risk of turning out overweight by the age of three, a study has found.
    C-section, gut bacteria may up obesity risk in kids
    A gut bacteria called Lachnospiracae may also be partially blamed for the weight gain in these adolescents, the study said.The community of micro-organisms or bacteria that live in the digestive tracts of babies are influenced by the type of delivery the mother goes through, the findings showed. While the the risk of obesity in her child increases three times when the overweight woman delivers vaginally the risk gets five fold the normal when she delivers via C-section, the researchers stated. We know that maternal overweight is linked to overweight in children, said Anita Kozyrskyj, researcher at the University of Alberta in Canada. Given that infant overweight and obesity are a major public health problem, our results reinforce increasing concerns over rising caesarean deliveries and affirm the role of the gut microbiota as a super...
  • Low-fat diet as effective as low-carb for losing weight Low-fat diet as effective as low-carb for losing weight
    Updated: Feb, 22, 201804:07 PM

    Confused whether to follow a low-fat diet or a low-carb diet to shed weight? Reducing either carbohydrates or fats from the diet shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion, claims a new...

  • Hormone therapy may help reduce age-related curvature of spine in women Hormone therapy may help reduce age-related curvature of spine in women
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201805:58 PM

    Undergoing hormone therapy may be effective in reducing age-related curvature of the spine in post-menopausal women, finds a study.

  • Study finds link between migraine and heart disease Study finds link between migraine and heart disease
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201806:30 AM

    Despite migraine becoming a very common health condition, especially among youngsters, it has been taken causally by patients. However, with a study that was recently published in the British Medical...

  • Novel blood, urine tests may predict autism in kids Novel blood, urine tests may predict autism in kids
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201807:27 PM

    In a first of its kind, scientists have developed novel tests that can indicate autism in children, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis of the developmental disorder that impairs the...

  • What's Malaika's 'snappy secret pre-workout routine' What's Malaika's 'snappy secret pre-workout routine'
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201804:07 PM

    Actress Malaika Arora, known for her fit frame, has revealed a part of her snappy secret pre-workout routine .

  • Transgender woman successfully breastfeeds baby in world first Transgender woman successfully breastfeeds baby in world first
    Updated: Feb, 17, 201807:25 PM

    The case, published in the journal Transgender Health, illustrates that in some circumstances, modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women.

  • Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes
    Updated: Feb, 17, 201804:39 PM

    A drug commonly used drug to control high blood pressure may be also effective in preventing the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk, researchers say.

  • How asthma may affect your chances of pregnancy How asthma may affect your chances of pregnancy
    Updated: Feb, 16, 201804:54 PM

    Women using short-acting reliever medication (known as beta-agonists) took 20 per cent longer to conceive on average.

  • Running may cut down chronic stress, protect your memory Running may cut down chronic stress, protect your memory
    Updated: Feb, 15, 201802:40 PM

    Feeling stressed due to excessive workload? Try running for an average five kilometres daily. It may not only help ward off the stress but also protect your memory, claims a new study.