How Helpful Would A Genetic Test For Obesity Risk Be?

Even if a genetic test could reliably predict obesity risk, would people make effective use of the information? eyecrave/Vetta/Getty Images Scientists who recently announced an experimental genetic test that can help predict obesity got immediate pushback from other researchers, who wonder whether it is really useful. The story behind this back-and-forth is, at its core, […]

How to get glowing skin? The right exfoliation may be the answer

Scrubbing dead skin off might sound scary and harsh, but the fact is that it is an essential skincare step if you’re looking for that flawless glow Image: Chris Craymer For the longest time, exfoliation in an Indian beauty routine has been about using a random off-the-shelf scrub or creating one at home with fruit granules—both which have been used […]

Britney Spears checks out of mental health facility, will be monitored from home

LOS ANGELES: Pop icon Britney Spears has reportedly left the psychiatric facility where she had been seeking treatment for mental health. The 37-year-old singer had checked herself into a 30-day programme in March in the midst of her father Jamie Spears’ ongoing health issues. According to E News, after checking out of the facility, Spears was picked up by […]

One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, and the booming economy may be to blame, study reveals

One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, a new study has found, up from just 1 in 20 in 1995. The research, published Tuesday, found that while China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades had been accompanied by a reduction in childhood growth stunting and thinness, the country has also seen […]

Exercise, diet not helping you lose weight? You could be making these 4 simple mistakes

Are you working out and following a diet, but not seeing results? The reason for this may be your unhealthy lifestyle. Or you may be going overboard with exercise, which is also harmful. We spoke to experts to find out four factors that can play spoilsport with your weight loss plans: When you are sleep-deprived, […]