Washington: Leading a healthy lifestyle may not only extend one's lifespan, but also shorten the time that is spent disabled, new research has found. The finding demonstrates the value of investing in healthy lifestyle promotion, even among the elderly, researchers...
London: Depression during pregnancy may increase the risk of behavioural and emotional problems in children, according to new research in low and middle income countries. Depression in pregnancy is thought to affect up to one in five women globally in...
Although current US guidelines encourage women to stop drinking while trying to get pregnant, a new Danish study suggests giving up alcohol may not be necessary for improving the chances of conceiving. Women in the study who drank up to...
Washington: A new medication that targets part of the brain's stress system may help reduce alcohol use in people with alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a new study. Researchers led by Raye Litten, from US National Institute on Alcohol...
Yavatmal: When she was three, she lost her father. The tiny tot, instead of playing with toys, had to hold a gunny bag in her hand. On the streets of Yavatmal in Maharashtra, she would walk for hours along...
New York: The number of people living in extreme poverty has declined by more than 100 million across the world despite a sluggish global economy, the World Bank said. The World Bank said 767 million people were living on less...
New York: Sustained financial hardship early in life may put youngsters at risk of developing worse cognitive functions as well as premature ageing, a study has found. "Income is dynamic and individuals are likely to experience income changes and mobility...
For as long as she can remember, R Meenakshi has been waking up at dawn to wash dishes, sweep floors and scrub clothes, earning 2,000 rupees a month. "I am 65 and it might be too late, but I want...
New Delhi: In an attempt to spread awareness, breast cancer survivors took to stage as models for a unique fashion show. 'Embrace the Pink Power' was organised to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month and show solidarity with cancer survivors. The show,...
Hyderabad: Centuries ago, Indian princes would bathe in the cool Kazhipally lake in Medak. Now, even the poorest villagers here point to the barren banks and frothy water and say they avoid going anywhere near it. A short drive from...

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