lifestyle diseases

‘Lifestyle diseases growing in developing world’


August 30th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are no longer a problem just in wealthy nations -- their rates in low-to-middle income countries are ... Read more...

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Half of Thailand’s Buddhist monks are obese: Study


August 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Pot-bellied Buddhist monks, striving to reach spiritual enlightenment, could be hampered in their pursuit of nirvana because of obesity and lifestyle diseases, a study has suggested.A ... Read more...

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Britannia NutriChoice’s healthy online ‘Olympic’ games


July 25th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Home-grown global processed food and snacks major Britannia Industries has launched a 40-day, event-packed online pastime -- "Game for Health" -- coinciding with the ... Read more...

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Kerala Christians set for Easter


April 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) With just two days left for Easter, Christians in the state are geared up for the celebrations.The lent, involves a 50-day abstain from all non-vegetarian items ... Read more...

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Health budget ‘reassuring’, welcomed by industry


March 16th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The healthcare industry Friday welcomed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's announcement reducing excise duty on life saving drugs and emphasis on preventive health check-ups."The budget ... Read more...

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‘Know your genes to live hale and hearty’


January 11th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Knowing genes structure in the body can help in preventing several chronic and lifestyle diseases, claims a Kochi-based organisation which is launching the "first of ... Read more...

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Students campaign against junk food


December 19th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Braving the morning chill, around 1,200 students of Father Agnel School formed a human chain here Monday to send out a message against consumption of ... Read more...

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Homeopathy meet to be held in Delhi next month


November 17th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) More than 2,500 doctors from 70 countries would come together here next month to discuss the latest developments in homeopathy and also chalk out plans ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery bringing hope for diabetics (Nov 14 is World Diabetes Day)


November 13th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) For 58-year-old Delhi resident Narendra Gupta, life took a new turn when he was able to go off diabetes medication after 15 years. Though nothing ... Read more...

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Indian doctors among the best in world: Ansari


August 19th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian doctors, especially those from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), are among the best in the world as far as delivery of ... Read more...

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50 mn Indians to be screened for diabetes


July 19th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension posing a huge health risk to India, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said the government is planning ... Read more...

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Parents can transmit stress to children


June 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Believe it or not -- our parents could have transmitted to us some of the stress we experience."There has been a big discussion about whether the ... Read more...

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What feeds Ramdev’s lifestyle empire


June 9th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) As his multi-crore rupee business comes under the scanner, the spotlight is on yoga guru Baba Ramdev's vast health and lifestyle empire, fed on ... Read more...

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Diabetic? Forget pills, pop almonds


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) As India grapples with a major public health problem, being home to an estimated 50.8 million diabetic population, the largest in the world, experts say ... Read more...

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Junk foods should be out of school canteens: NGO


November 9th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Chips, burgers, pizzas, kathi rolls and other junk foods have become the preferred snack for children, and are even sold in school canteens, leading to lifestyle diseases ... Read more...

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Regular health check-ups will reduce absenteeism: Assocham


September 28th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 28 (IANS) Employees undergoing regular medical check-ups can reduce the absenteeism rate by two-three percent and thus add to the increase in the national income, says a study released ... Read more...

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New directorate for public health mooted


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A new directorate of public health should be established to keep a tab on the increasing cases of communicable diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday. "A ... Read more...

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World’s highest rate of lifestyle diseases is in Caribbean (Lead)


August 5th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Aug 5 (IANS) Latin America and the Caribbean have the highest rates of non-communicable and lifestyle diseases in the world and this has put an economic burden on the ... Read more...

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‘Trinidad and Tobago can develop ayurvedic medicine’


August 5th, 2010 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Aug 5 (IANS) Latin America and the Caribbean have the highest rates of non-communicable and lifestyle diseases in the world, and a place like Trinidad and Tobago has the ... Read more...

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‘60 percent of heart disease cases to be in India’


July 17th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) India will account for 60 percent of heart disease cases worldwide over the next few years, according to Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan who Saturday said lifestyle diseases were ... Read more...

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Cut down salt intake to prevent heart problems


July 16th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Restricting the amount of salt or sodium chloride in food can lower the risk of cardiovascular morbidities, concluded researchers.Dieter Klaus and colleagues said that people whose intake of ... Read more...

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President Patil warns against threat from diabetes


July 4th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 4 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Sunday said preventive steps should be undertaken to tackle the rising threat of lifestyle diseases, and stressed on the need to hold awareness ... Read more...

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Preventive measures should be taken to counter lifestyle diseases: President Patil


July 4th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 4 (ANI): The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, on Sunday said preventive steps should be taken to tackle the rising threat of lifestyle diseases, and asserted that preventive steps such as ... Read more...

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Strategy needed to tackle lifestyle diseases: President (Lead)


July 4th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday called upon the medical community to evolve a comprehensive strategy to tackle the emerging threat of lifestyle diseases and provide health care to ... Read more...

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President urges measures to counter lifestyle diseases


July 4th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday called upon the medical community to evolve a comprehensive strategy to tackle the emerging threat of lifestyle diseases. Inaugurating the 1,500-bed SevenHills Hospital, ... Read more...

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India - a study in health contrasts (April 7 is World Health Day)


April 7th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) From becoming a hub of medical tourism to having a sizable population deprived of basic healthcare, from bulging bellies in urban areas to stunted ... Read more...

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Sitting Too Much On Computers Risks Health


January 21st, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The reports of a recent scientific study can become a matter of concern for the people, whose jobs involve sitting for a prolonged period of time. ... Read more...

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Becky Griggs lost over 200 pounds through exercise & proper nutrition


December 5th, 2009 - 2:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Becky Griggs can be an inspiration to millions of people on this planet, because she has successfully lost over 200 pounds through proper nutrition and ... Read more...

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With lifestyle diseases on the rise, healthcare should be future focus: Ansari


September 10th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi (Jharkhand), Sep.10 (ANI): Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Thursday said with the number of lifestyle diseases increasing, healthcare facilities should be strengthened to meet future demands of the country."The ... Read more...

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Health infrastructure cost to cross $14 bn in 2013: KPMG


July 21st, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Expenditure on healthcare in the country will grow nearly 6 percent per annum to cross $14 billion in 2013, says a report released here Tuesday. "The ... Read more...

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Forum on lifestyle diseases, wellbeing Saturday


May 28th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) This Saturday you can be part of an open forum in the national capital on lifestyle diseases and wellbeing that promises to educate you about growing health ... Read more...

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Prolonged sitting could lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity


May 16th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 16 (ANI): Hate it when the TV remote is not around and you've to stand up to change channels? Well, it's time you start loving the practice, for experts have ... Read more...

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Half of corporate sector workforce unwell: Assocham


April 6th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) More than half of corporate India's workforce suffers from various chronic and lifestyle diseases, with those in the information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services (ITES), media, knowledge ... Read more...

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‘Take control of your sleep, before it takes control of you’


March 23rd, 2009 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
By Shweta Srinivasan New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) If you didn't sleep well last night or feel exhausted all day long, you are probably one of thousands suffering from sleeping disorders. It's possible ... Read more...

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68 percent working women suffer from lifestyle diseases: Assocham


March 7th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) More than two-third of working women in India suffer from lifestyle diseases, according to a survey conducted by an industry lobby on the eve of Women's Day ... Read more...

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