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Bursting The Myths Around Diabetes

With diabetes becoming a worldwide health issue, it is necessary to know the details. It comes with a lot myths and Dr Pramod Tripathi, founder of Freedom from Diabetes explains what it is logically Myth #1: Diabetes goes only with death… One can never become free! Truth #1: Diabetics do become free of insulin and […]

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Sleep Apnea Linked To Blindness In Diabetic Patients

New York: Severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness, a study said. For the study, the research team looked at the data from all patients diagnosed over an 8-year period at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. “Based on […]

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Dietary Fibre Cuts Risks Of Hypertension, Diabetes

New Delhi: Indian researchers have found that patients with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes who consumed a high fibre diet witnessed an improvement in their blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting glucose. For the study, the research team from Care Well Heart and Super Specialty Hospital in Amritsar, investigated the relationship between a high fibre diet […]

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Odisha 6th in diabetic deaths in country; 6 die every 24 hours!

Bhubaneswar: A seemingly imminent health warning for the State! Odisha ranked among top-ten states in country that record high mortalities owing to diabetes. The State records at least 6 medically registered deaths due to diabetes every 24 hours. Such grim realities about growing lifestyle diseases in the State was to the fore recently, when the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Artificial pancreas to boost diabetes treatment

Sydney: Australian researchers have created the world’s first machine intelligent artificial pancreas that could improve insulin dosing for diabetics. According to Nigel Greenwood, founder at Australia-based firm Evolving Machine Intelligence, along with researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ), the artificial intelligence-based (AI) technique can also transform the way aeroplane engine’s wear & tear is […]

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Infertility in women linked to higher cancer risk

New York: Infertility is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer in women of childbearing age, say researchers including one of Indian-origin. The findings, published in the journal Human Reproduction, showed that infertile women had an overall 18 per cent higher risk of developing cancer compared to women who were not infertile. However, the […]

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Long-term exposure to PM2.5 raises diabetes' risk

Beijing: Long-term exposure to PM2.5, a major particle matter pollutant increases the risk of diabetes, finds a study. Researchers from the Fuwai Hospital under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences as well as Emory University in the United States evaluated the association between long-term exposure to PM2.5 and diabetes incidence based on data collected from […]

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New treatment offers hope for treating diabetes, MS

New York: Researchers have developed a novel and safe treatment for autoimmune diseases including Type-1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis (MS) that arise when the body’s immune cells attack itself. Current treatments eliminate these misfunctioning immune cells, but also destroy normal, protective immune cells, leaving patients susceptible to immune deficiency and opportunistic infections. The new approach, […]

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Tobacco plant may aid in treating diabetes, arthritis

Toronto: Tobacco plants can be used to produce an anti-inflammatory protein that can have powerful therapeutic potential for treating conditions like Type-2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and arthritis, more effectively and at an affordable price, researchers say. A team from the University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada used tobacco plants to […]

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Nuts can keep diabetics' heart healthy

New York: Eating a handful of nuts daily, particularly tree nuts, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with Type-2 diabetes, associated with an increased risk for high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke, say researchers, including one of Indian origin. Tree nuts such as walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans, macadamias, hazelnuts […]

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Diabetes could lead to infertility, warn experts

New Delhi: Diabetes, commonly described as a “lifestyle disease”, can contribute to infertility in both women and men, warn health experts. “Diabetes can cause infertility in both men and women. Both sexes are at equal risk of infertility,” S.K. Wangnoo, endocrinologist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, told IANS. Infertility affects up to 15 per cent of […]