'Less sleep may lead to poor diet, obesity in kids'

'Less sleep may lead to poor diet, obesity in kids'

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 | PTI | Washington

Insufficient sleep duration in children may be associated with poor diet, obesity and more screen time, a study warns. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, shows that less sleep was linked with unhealthy dietary habits such as skipping breakfast, fast-food consumption and consuming sweets regularly. Insufficient sleep duration...

Researchers develop affordable cellphone-based tool to detect HIV

Researchers develop affordable cellphone-based tool to detect HIV

Saturday, 10 November 2018 | IANS | New York

A team of researchers has developed a portable and low-cost mobile diagnostic tool, utilising a cellphone and nanotechnology, that can detect HIV viruses and monitor their management in resource-limited regions. The management of HIV, an autoimmune disorder that cripples the immune system by attacking healthy cells, remains a major global health...

Blue light exposure may help lower blood pressure: Study

Blue light exposure may help lower blood pressure: Study

Saturday, 10 November 2018 | PTI | London

Exposure to blue light decreases blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a study has found. For the study, published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology, participants were exposed to 30 minutes of whole-body blue light at approximately 450 nanometres, a dose comparable to daily sunlight -- followed...

India lost 2.6 lakh children under the age of five years to pneumonia and diarrhoea in 2016

India lost 2.6 lakh children under the age of five years to pneumonia and diarrhoea in 2016

Friday, 09 November 2018 | PTI | ​​​​​​​New Delhi

India's vaccination coverage to prevent rotavirus infection, a leading cause of severe diarrhoea in young children, was the lowest among the 15 countries which introduced it last year, a new report said Friday. It also pointed that India lost over 2.6 lakh children under five years from pneumonia and diarrhoea...

Social media use may up depression, loneliness: Study

Social media use may up depression, loneliness: Study

Friday, 09 November 2018 | PTI | Washington

Spending too much time on social media sites like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram can impact your well-being, making you depressed and lonely, a study has found. The study by researchers from the experimental study of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram use showed a causal link between the time spent on the platforms...

All infectious diseases seasonal: Study

All infectious diseases seasonal: Study

Friday, 09 November 2018 | PTI | Washington

All infectious diseases have a seasonal element, say scientists who have found that, depending on geography, even chronic infections like Hepatitis B and Zika flare up with greater regularity certain times of the year. Most of us are aware of the seasonal cycle of influenza outbreaks. Micaela Martinez, a scientist at the...

Brain activity pattern may predict schizophrenia

Brain activity pattern may predict schizophrenia

Friday, 09 November 2018 | PTI | Boston

Scientists have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts the development of schizophrenia, an advance that could be used to diagnose the disorder earlier. Schizophrenia, a brain disorder that produces hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive impairments, usually strikes during adolescence or young adulthood. While some signs can suggest that a person is...

Exercise, diet apps boost health well-being in youth: Study

Exercise, diet apps boost health well-being in youth: Study

Friday, 09 November 2018 | IANS | London

With concerns of digital technology harming young people's health, a new study says that mobile applications focussed on exercise, diet and wellness promote their overall well-being and act as effective learning tools. Health apps and devices have the potential to act as very engaging and attractive health promotion tools that could...

State Editions

Tough fight between BJP, Cong for Bhopal North

13 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Over 37K non-bailable warrants issued

13 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Govt employees can attend RSS meets: CM

13 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Speeding car kills three family members

13 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

1380 teams formed to keep eye on election areas: CEO

13 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Digvijay going big for Cong poll fortune

13 November 2018 | Girish Sharma | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

70 shanties gutted in Rohini blaze

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

6-day fest to celebrate Urdu heritage, culture begins in city

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Statue of Unity sees 27K visitors on Sat

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

T grand alliance partners hold talks, CPI demands more seats

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer