health and fitness

  • Sugar and carbs actually making you fat

    Our calorie-laden diets are generating more ill health than physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking combined, reveals significant research

  • Health Special: How travel-fit are you?

    If you've planned to hit the road this c, read our checklist based on expert advice from medical professionals and travel planners for a hassle-free trip. Soma Das finds out

  • Madhuri Dixit reveals how she stays in shape!

    Actress Madhuri Dixit on World Health Day on Tuesday has urged her fans to stay healthy. The dancing queen also shared what helps to maintain her body

  • Here's how Sean Penn got his lean and muscled look for 'The Gunman'

    There is no age to get fit. Hollywood actor Sean Penn underwent special training to develop a lean, mean and muscled look in his new release, 'The Gunman'. The regime that the 50-plus actor followed was nothing short of inspiring

  • Flawed gene explains why flu can kill in rare cases

    While most people affected by the flu recover easily, children with a rare genetic mutation may fall so ill that they could end up in the hospital and even lose the battle against the influenza virus, suggests a new study

  • Gene therapy to treat erectile dysfunction

    There is some good news for those who can't have 'it' up on the spur of the moment! Researchers have devised a gene therapy that triggers reliable erections

  • Low vitamin D can make young women depressed

    A new study from the Oregon State University has suggested that there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in healthy young women

  • Why do obese men face greater diabetes risk than women?

    Obese men are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than obese women due to differences in the activity of a protein in the muscle, new research has found

  • Banana can make you happy, save from cancer

    Banana, considered as 'fruit of happiness', contains Tryptophan Mino substance which helps in increasing 'happy hormone'. It helps in improving your mood and emotions

  • Tetanus shot may aid treatment of brain cancer

    A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report

  • Human diseases put endangered chimps at risk

    Human activities might be exposing endangered chimpanzees to infectious diseases which may be contributing to their decline, says a study

  • Exercise hormone just a myth: Study

    Humans cannot produce the "exercise hormone" irisin that previous studies reported, a study says

  • Viagra could help cure cancer, claims new study

    Viagra does not only enhance sexual performance but may also, when combined with new drugs, treat certain cancers and neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, say researchers

  • Apple Watch includes messaging, calls and health apps

    Apple on Monday unveiled its entry in the smartwatch market, a high-end device that allows users to make and receive calls and messages and track health and fitness.

  • Health & Fitness: Tone up in two weeks

    We are always tense and a bit guilty about having unrealistic expectations at gym. It is a myth that few squats can tone us up faster. A right strategy can help us get in shape within 2 weeks. Some strategies are mentioned below:

  • Save sensitive skin during Holi

    If you have sensitive skin and you're wondering if Holi will make your skin worse, go for natural colours, use moisturiser in abundance and do more to protect your skin on the festival of colours, which will be celebrated on Friday

  • Youth obesity linked with high blood pressure

    As the number of overweight adolescents go up, so does the number of youth with high blood pressure, a study shows

  • Kitchen holds acne cures

    Take a peep into your kitchen to banish acne, an expert says; shares home remedies to cure it

  • Scientists in Italy discover 'hiding place' of HIV virus in cells

    A team of scientists in Italy has discovered the "hiding place" of HIV virus in cells that holds promise for important developments towards new therapies to cure the disease

  • Health Special: Tips to stay fit during SSC Board exams

    Feel the need to increase your writing speed or does your feet hurt from all the walking around while studying? With the SSC examinations beginning today, the guide seeks expert opinion to help you beat the stress and max your performance, each time