Tag: Diabetes

Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk, says study

New York: It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study. The present study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, stands in contrast to the previous research that […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Diabetic diet: Things you can fill your plate with

The biggest worry for a diabetic person is diet. Counting calories for everything one eats becomes a tolling task for patients. Here are a few tips to simplify the choices one can make while keeping sugar levels in check: Eat plenty of vegetables Green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, ladies finger, lettuce, bell peppers, etc are […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Prostate medicines linked to Type-2 diabetes

London: Medicines prescribed to reduce the symptoms of prostate diseases increase the likelihood of developing Type-2 diabetes. A study found that the drugs increased the risk of developing the disorder by about 30 per cent. In addition, a similar effect was seen when repeated with health records from a group of Taiwanese men. Men with […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Diabetes in pregnancy ups the risk in kids later

Toronto: Children and youths whose mothers had diabetes during their pregnancy are themselves at an increased risk of the disorder, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The study showed that a child or teenager whose mother had gestational diabetes — diabetes during pregnancy — was nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes before the age […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention

London: Two drugs, in use for treating heart disease and angina, have shown promise in an early trial in preventing stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain. The drugs — cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate — were tested in a group of patients in Britain. The results published in the […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
New treatment for diabetic kids shows promise

New York: A new treatment for Type-2 diabetes in children has shown promise in a clinical trial, according to a study. The drug, liraglutide, in combination with an existing medication, metformin, showed a robust effect in treating children with Type-2 diabetes, the results showed. “This adult diabetes medication was very effective in our trial of […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Asia's heaviest woman sheds 214 kgs in four years!

Mumbai: Once holding the dubious distinction of being Asia’s heaviest woman weighing over 300 kgs, a woman from Maharashtra’s Palghar has shed a staggering 214 kgs in four years, her bariatric surgeon Shashank Shah announced here on Wednesday. The woman was identified as Amita Rajani, 42, of Vasai town in Palghar, adjacent to Mumbai. Her […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Depression may put women at risk of chronic diseases

Sydney: Women who experience symptoms of depression, even without a clinical diagnosis, are at an increased risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, according to a study. The study, published in the journal American Psychological Association Health Psychology, examined 7,407 middle-aged women (45-50 years) for over 20 years. During the study period, 43.2 per cent women […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Heart attack cases higher in areas with more fast food outlets

Sydney: While it is known that eating fast food is not good for health, researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that areas with a higher number of fast food outlets record more heart attack cases. Published in the European Heart Journal, the findings also showed that for every additional fast food outlet, there […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Ex-IAF Officer Grows Diabetic-Friendly Rice In Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: Health experts often advise diabetics to exclude rice from their diet menu as much as possible because of high content of carbohydrates. But, a retired defence personnel in Jagatsinghpur…

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
This is how your brain senses an itch

New York: Researchers have discovered how neurons in the spinal cord help transmit itch signals to the brain. Their findings, published in the Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, will help contribute to a better understanding of itch and could lead to the invention of new drugs to treat chronic itch, which occurs […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Restless leg syndrome nearly triples suicide risk

New York: People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) may be at significantly higher risk of suicide and self-harm, warns a new study. Using Big Data, the researchers found that people with restless legs syndrome had a 2.7- fold higher risk of suicide or self-harm, even if they didn’t suffer from conditions such as depression, insomnia, […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
People with diabetes are at increased cancer risk; Know how

New York: Researchers have found that DNA sustains more damage and gets fixed less often when blood sugar levels are high compared to when blood sugar is at a normal, healthy level, thereby increasing one’s cancer risk. “It’s been known for a long time that people with diabetes have as much as a 2.5-fold increased […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
70-90% of Indians are Vitamin D deficient: Study

Mumbai: A new study on Wednesday revealed that 70-90 per cent of Indians are Vitamin D deficient and this condition was significantly associated with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. This finding by P.G. Talwalkar, Diabetologist at Shushrusha Hospital in Mumbai, further confirms that Vitamin D deficiency leads to chronic diseases. “Pregnant women in India have […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Diabetes medication to reduce heart disease shows promise

Toronto: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have shed light on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type 2 diabetes can also protect from heart disease. The findings published in the journal Cell Metabolism, focus on the effect of diabetes medication — empagliflozin — on cell repair in […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021