Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world’s leading killers.

This World's Obesity day, do not forget to put on your running shoes every day or engage in other physical activities, and introduce some elements of fun in your life without indulging in processed

Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents, and to compare trends with those of adults.

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The household is a potentially important but understudied unit of analysis and intervention in chronic disease research. We sought to estimate the association between living with someone with a chronic condition and one’s own chronic condition status.

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HYDERABAD: College students will no more be able to tuck into their favourite snacks like samosa, kachori, pizza, noodles on campus as the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has inst

Apart from focussing on lifestyle ailments, the report also highlighted on the shortage of trained staff in MCD and government hospitals

Visakhapatnam: Underfed children are not the only ones who are malnourished.

To be able to curb the global pandemic of physical inactivity and the associated 5.3 million deaths per year, we need to understand the basic principles that govern physical activity. However, there is a lack of large-scale measurements of physical activity patterns across free-living populations worldwide. Here we leverage the wide usage of smartphones with built-in accelerometry to measure physical activity at the global scale. We study a dataset consisting of 68 million days of physical activity for 717,527 people, giving us a window into activity in 111 countries across the globe.

PATNA: Blame it on urban lifestyle, intake of junk food and lack of physical activities, obesity in children is increasing with each passing day.

Lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and diabetes are no longer just urban phenomena.

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