Excess Weight Gain or Loss During Pregnancy Tied to Child’s Heart Health

Excess Weight Gain or Loss During Pregnancy Tied to Child’s Heart...

Women who put on excess pounds, or not enough weight, had children at risk for high blood pressure and other problems. Image Gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy may be bad for your child’s heart health. Researchers studied 905 mother-child pairs, dividing the mothers into groups that either matched or exceeded…
The E.P.A.’s Review of Mercury Rules Could Remake Its Methods for Valuing Human Life and Health

The E.P.A.’s Review of Mercury Rules Could Remake Its Methods for...

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — When writing environmental rules, one of the most important calculations involves weighing the financial costs against any gains in human life and health. The formulas are complex, but the bottom line is that reducing the emphasis on health…
Using Tai Chi to Build Strength

Using Tai Chi to Build Strength

Tai chi provided superior benefits to other fall-reduction approaches like physical therapy, balance exercises, stretching, yoga or resistance training. Tai chi, in effect, combines the benefits of most of these: It strengthens the lower body, improves posture, promotes flexibility, increases a person’s awareness of where the body is in space and improves one’s ability to…
Partisanship, Parasites, and Polarization

Partisanship, Parasites, and Polarization

So a lot of political action is driven by people trying to shape policy in a way that benefits them personally. But what the Shapiro/brain pills story drives home to me is that there’s another important factor in our current political scene: the use of political action as a marketing ploy, by people out to…
Canelo Álvarez vs. GGG: Start Time, Odds and How to Watch – New York Times

Canelo Álvarez vs. GGG: Start Time, Odds and How to Watch...

In an era in which the best boxers often avoid fighting each other, the sport is treating fans to a second matchup between two of the finest fighters of their generation when Canelo Álvarez meets Gennady Golovkin on Saturday in Las Vegas. What, when and where? Álvarez will fight Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena. On the…
Lost in the Storm

Lost in the Storm

Wayne Dailey sat in a waiting area at a Houston hospital, anxious for word about his wife. He and his sister stared at the television to distract themselves. It was Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, and broadcasters described a large storm moving off the Yucatán Peninsula with Texas in its sights, potentially bringing historic flooding to…
Weight loss that matters

Weight loss that matters

The new Wow (Wellness of Women) Fitness centre at Kondapur is gearing up with multidimensional facilities. As an extension of their indoor facility is an open-to-sky yoga studio and a synthetic workout track on the terrace. Purnima Mandava, a basketball player and a fitness guide, prefers these open-air facilities to musty air-conditioned spaces. In her…
Structural changes to land trigger panic in Wayanad

Structural changes to land trigger panic in Wayanad

Structural changes to land after the recent floods have triggered panic among villagers in Wayanad district. The massive destruction of land and houses owing to structural changes such as land subsidence and landslips has affected hundreds of families, including tribespeople. Though the phenomena have been reported in various parts of the district, the settlements at…
Centre asks States to conduct survey of Anganwadi beneficiaries

Centre asks States to conduct survey of Anganwadi beneficiaries

The Centre has asked all State governments to carry out a survey to identify fake beneficiaries at various anganwadis after the Assam government uncovered over 14 lakh ghost beneficiaries of the scheme. Anganwadi services are offered under the Centre’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS). An anganwadi worker provides supplementary nutrition, immunisation, health check-up, pre-school education…
Asian Games 2018: Vinesh and her ‘weighty’ problem

Asian Games 2018: Vinesh and her ‘weighty’ problem

It was neither the competition nor her opponents which bothered Vinesh Phogat ahead of her bouts on Monday. Hours before she first stepped on the mat against Sun Yanan, the 23-year old wrestler and the Indian coaching staff were sweating over something far more basic — her weight. Vinesh was more than four kilograms above…
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