World hunger is still not going down after three years and obesity is still growing, states UN report

An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row

World hunger is still not going down after three years and obesity is still growing, states UN reportThis underscores the immense challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030, says a new edition of the annual The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report released today. The pace of progress in halving the number of children who are stunted and in reducing the number of […]

Here’s how fathers can recognise and avoid postpartum depression

New study shows that many men have been receiving less attention when dealing with postpartum depression after childbirth due to stigma

Here’s how fathers can recognise and avoid postpartum depressionFathers can experience postpartum depression (PPD) just like new mothers. And a new study shows that many men have been receiving less attention when dealing with the mood disorder associated after childbirth. The findings, published in the Journal of Family Issues, highlighted the barriers facing fathers in receiving diagnosis and treatment of the ‘little-known’ issue. […]

Childhood sexual abuse linked to development of a range of physical and mental health conditions

A new review of previous studies into the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse has suggested that earlier mental health support for victims would reduce the chances of victims developing psychiatric conditions and substance misuse later in life

Childhood sexual abuse linked to development of a range of physical and mental health conditionsChildhood sexual abuse is known to be associated with a wide range of health conditions, from chronic pain to mental health problems. There have been many studies examining these links but these typically looked at one outcome in adulthood, and there has not been a synthesis examining the full breadth of international research evidence and […]

Study claims we’ve all been eating apples the wrong way – here’s why

If you’ve been eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away but haven’t been consuming the core, you are likely missing out on some of the most beneficially nutritious parts of the apple. Apparently the peel isn’t the most nutritious part of the apple

Study claims we’ve all been eating apples the wrong way – here’s whyIf you’ve been eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away but haven’t been consuming the core, you are likely missing out on some of the most beneficially nutritious parts of the apple. That’s according to a new study conducted by researchers at Graz University of Technology in Austria. In addition to fibre […]

Routine sparring in boxing can affect brain performance, cautions study

Routine sparring in boxing can cause short-term impairments in brain-to-muscle communication and decreased memory performance, according to new research

Routine sparring in boxing can affect brain performance, cautions studyThe findings emerged from a University of Stirling study that assessed boxers before and after a nine-minute sparring session, where athletes trade punches without the aim of incapacitating each other. This study, alongside the team’s 2016 research into the impact of heading footballs, is one of the first to show that routine impact in sport, […]

Sleeping on your back may not be harmful for pregnant women, suggest study

Although doctors often tell pregnant women it’s safest to sleep on their left side, a new study suggests sleeping in other positions may not be a problem

Sleeping on your back may not be harmful for pregnant women, suggest studyPregnant women commonly get the advice that they sleep on their left side to avoid complications. But a new study found that any position, even on their backs, may not cause any problems during and after pregnancy. Previous studies suggested that sleeping on the back or right side could increase the risk of pregnancy complications […]

Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk, reveals study

Mushroom consumption once or twice a week was associated with an eight per cent lower risk of prostate cancer and consumption three or more times per week was associated with a 17 per cent lower risk, the findings showed

Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk, reveals studyA new study found an inverse relationship between mushroom consumption and the development of prostate cancer among middle-aged and elderly Japanese men, suggesting that regular mushroom intake might help to prevent prostate cancer. In the first study of its kind, Japanese researchers have found an association between eating mushrooms and a reduced risk of prostate […]

New study proves that drinking tea may improve brain health

A recent study revealed that regular tea drinkers have better-organised brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers

New study proves that drinking tea may improve brain healthMost of us are aware of the fact that tea has immense health benefits. Perhaps, one increasingly popular tea choice is green tea, which is considered the healthiest beverage on the planet. Research has shown that green tea can offer a wide range of health benefits because it is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Some […]

New Milestone: Ex-JJ student takes over as youngest dean of JJ Hospital

In the year, 1990, a young student, Pallavi Sapale stepped into Grant Medical College, Mumbai. But, who could have imagined, 29-years later, the same medical student, would come back to the college, as the head of the institution.

New Milestone: Ex-JJ student takes over as youngest dean of JJ HospitalOn Friday, September 13, Dr Pallavi Sapale, a 47-year-old, has taken over the reins of Maharashtra’s biggest government-run institution, Sir JJ Groups of Hospitals and Medical College as a new dean. On Wednesday, September 11, the Maharashtra government had appointed Dr Sapale as a dean. Dr Sapale’s journey is a fascinating one. A journey, which […]

Effective ways to deal with stress-eating

Stress affects people emotionally and physically. It disrupts relationships, decision making and even diets. That is why the public coined the term ‘stress eating.’ It happens when emotions control a person’s consumption of food and not the body

Effective ways to deal with stress-eatingStress eating may have some negative effects. It encourages people to eat unhealthy set of foods and reduce physical activity, which both can contribute to sudden weight gain. “Stress might also disrupt sleep and drive people to seek out food when they wouldn’t normally — such as in the middle of the night,” Fatima Cody […]