India Has 7 Cr Diabeties Patients

27-04-2016   |   894 View(s)

The Number of Diabetics is on the rise at an alarming rate.As per WHO: Aging Population And Obesity Epidemic Across the World has made Diabetes A Big Public Health Issue.The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, a World Health Organisation study showed on Wednesday . [google_add] . Read more...

Two Lakh People Require Kidney Every Year

27-04-2016   |   903 View(s)

At Present more than Two lakh people require Kidney Transplant on an annual basis in India.However, less than 6,000 can undergo the kidney transplant operation due to a paucity of the organ. To address this problem, the Government has issued new guidelines to incentivise organ donations to deal with the problem. A point system has been designed to facilitate faster transplant to the needy as per the new policy laid down.   https://www.. Read more...

Act now to prevent diabetes epidemic

07-04-2016   |   956 View(s)

World Health Organisation (WHO) projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030 Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Hyperglycaemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of. Read more...

50% of `asthmatics’ don’t really have the disease, says experts

07-04-2016   |   721 View(s)

When seven-year-old Deepak was rushed to a Delhi hospital a few years back with worsening asthma symptoms, doctors were puzzled. The boy had been on inhalers and even oral steroids, as suggested by a physician in his hometown, Chandigarh, for the last three years but his condition had not improved. "It turned out that the child did not suffer from asthma at all," said pulmonologist Dr Arup Basu, who treated Deepak at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. "The . Read more...

New drugs lower pain of diabetes treatment

07-04-2016   |   546 View(s)

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a healthy diet and exercise, but most people get diagnosed late, often after complications such as blindness, kidney failure and heart disease have set in. DR NIKHIL TANDON, Head of the Department endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes, AIIMS Srikanth Mahata, 57, was constantly worried about sudden spikes and precipitous falls in his blood sugar levels. Though he’s had little . Read more...

The Danger of Diabetes

07-04-2016   |   472 View(s)

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How genes determine what you can eat

06-04-2016   |   430 View(s)

You are what you eat in far more ways than you realise. This week, US researchers announced the discovery of ‘vegetarian gene’ in populations that have subsisted on vegetarian food for several generations. An analysis of data from the 1000 Genomes Project showed 70% South Asians, 53% of Africans and 29% of East Asians had the vegetarian genetic variation --called an allele --compared to just 17% of Europeans, reports a study in the journal M. Read more...

Your guide to wearable trackers

06-04-2016   |   458 View(s)

Your guide to wearable trackers that can change your health and life For people like Medha Pant, 47, a Type-1 diabetic with frequent blood sugar lows (hypoglycaemia), the stick-on continuous glucose-monitoring device she bought online is a godsend. “I stick the band-aid like patch, a little bigger than a Rs 10 coin, on my arm and it tracks my sugar peaks and lows 24x7 for two weeks, sounding an alarm if levels rise or fall too much,” says. Read more...