India’s diabetes rate up 123% since 1990

04-12-2015   |   583 View(s)

NEW DELHI: Diabetes has emerged as a major disease burden for India over the past two decades. While diabetes rate has increased by around 45% globally, it has jumped 123% in India between 1990 and 2013; the latest study has shown. Data shows diabetes is now among the top ten reasons for various other disorders among both men and women as it breeds obesity, obstructive sleep apnoea, severe kidney and lower urinary tract infection, stroke and m. Read more...

Are You Tired and Don’t Know Why?

29-11-2015   |   735 View(s)

Too exhausted to get out of bed to face the day? Most people blame it on insomnia and disrupted sleep, which may well be the case, but sleeplessness is just one of the many factors that turn you into a grumpy gnome at the thought of getting started each day. Sleeplessness could be a sign of stress, sleep apnea and depression, and persistent, relapsing fatigue after six to eight hours of sleep could indicate an undiagnosed disease such as diab. Read more...

I in 4 Indian Diabetics not obese

29-11-2015   |   585 View(s)

New Delhi: It is not just the obese who develop diabetes. New research suggests that some Indian patients suffering from the disease are non-obese, having a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 kg/m2. They have high fat in the abdominal region, also referred to as central obesity besides fat in the liver and pancreas. According to Dr Anoop Misra, chairman of Fortis C-Doc, nearly one out of every four diabetics in India is non-obese."Higher wa. Read more...

Lifestyle changes, stress make teenagers prone to hypertension

27-11-2015   |   631 View(s)

Kaushik, 14, had trouble sleeping and within a few days, he also developed palpitations. When he began to feel tired very often, his parents realised it was time for a check-up. While his parents assumed he would be anaemic, they were not prepared for what a simple test diagnosed: Kaushik had hypertension. Rapid lifestyle changes and high-stress levels are making adolescents in the city highly prone to hypertension, say medical experts. Studies . Read more...

Be Careful on a Treadmill, it can hurt

22-11-2015   |   582 View(s)

The death of Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg’s Husband, David Goldberg after falling off a Treadmill at a Mexican hotel GYM on Friday has put the spotlight on the potential risks of GYM equipment. Goldberg, 47, reportedly “cracked his head open” in the fall. Orthopedics in Delhi hospitals say while fatal injuries from exercise equipment . Read more...

Essential Tests For Diabetics

19-11-2015   |   591 View(s)

Here is a list of Essential Tests for Diabetics to take care of their Health. BLOOD GLUCOSE Done after having 75 gm of glucose in ■ 200 ml of water 2 hours after the fasting test. Readings indicate: <140: Healthy >200: Diabetic 140-199: Pre-diabetic Frequency: Monthly, once or twice a week if you’re on insulin Cost: `50-`300, free at govt hospitals. . Read more...

25% of Indians may die of lifestyle diseases before they are 70: Study

13-08-2015   |   577 View(s)

NEW DELHI: With increasing prevalence of lifestyle diseases in India, one out of four Indians is at risk of dying from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular ailments or cancer before the age of 70, according to estimates of various global and domestic organisations. The findings are part of a white paper released by the Confederation of Indian Industry and academia on Wednesday. [google_add] "Every year, roughly 5.8 mil. Read more...

Sugary Drinks kill1.84 L a yr globally

03-07-2015   |   571 View(s)

BOSTON: Sodas, fruit drinks and other sugary beverages may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide from diabetes, heart disease and cancers, researchers, including one of the Indian-origin, have found. "Many countries in the world have a significant number of deaths occurring from a single dietary factor, sugar-sweetened beverages. It should be a global priority to substantially reduce or eliminate sugar-. Read more...