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Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.
Mother and child measuring malnutrition

The S-A-A-R-E-G-A-M-A that PM Modi’s anti-malnutrition plan must not skip

India has to be better prepared to take on the twin challenge of malnutrition and obesity.
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Daily physical activity, healthy diet must to prevent diabetes among teenagers

On World Diabetes Day, health experts give tips on how to prevent obesity, a major factor contributing to diabetes among adolescents.

Stop measuring obesity with a ruler: We’ve discovered a far better predictor of health

Measuring metabolites in a drop of blood can predict health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems, visceral fat and biological age.
A Public Health Foundation of India worker conducts a blood glucose test for a patient | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Diabetes: New test could detect the disease much earlier

New study recommends replacing glucose in standard diabetes detection test with a calorific milkshake containing glucose, fat and protein.

In the battle against obesity, drug makers are now betting on sugar

The drug companies are eager to study 'essential fructosuria', a genetic mutation which could unlock potential treatments for weight-related ailments.
A cheeseburger and french fries

Your child’s burger-and-Netflix binge has India on the edge of a crisis

A quarter of patients undergoing bariatric surgery for obesity-associated diseases were overweight as children, a study has found.
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Exercise your way to better grades

Physically fit children have greater volume of grey matter that leads to enhanced academic performance, suggests study. 
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New study says obese dogs have similar traits to obese humans

Obesity is now considered the biggest threat to the well-being of our pets. But the emotional and cognitive behaviour of obese dogs has received little attention.
Row of soft-drinks and water bottles

Taxing soft drinks and booze can spark healthy spiral, experts say

When it comes to sweet drinks, more countries are willing to try taxes to tackle obesity along with budget deficits, potentially hurting companies such as Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.


After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?