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Travel easy with diabetes (Health Feature)(With Image)


July 6th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Nowadays, the lifestyle and the surge in standard of living make travelling an accolade to everyday mundane activities of home and profession. Be it a family tour or a professional one, ... Read more...

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Why packing on pounds is riskier for Indians


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 2 (IANS) Packing on pounds is riskier for Indians and other South Asians than white people, says a study.While white Caucasian people store their extra body fat in ... Read more...

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Chronic kidney disorders threaten India’s diabetics (March 10 is World Kidney Day)


March 10th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) For the diabetes capital of the world, this might sound alarming. Experts in India say nearly 40 percent of diabetics can be affected by chronic ... Read more...

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Potassium levels may explain racial disparity in Type 2 diabetes: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study suggests that lower potassium levels in the blood may help explain why African-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as ... Read more...

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High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s


December 14th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has found that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - also known as "good" cholesterol - appear to be associated with a reduced risk for ... Read more...

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Moderate alcohol consumption cuts ‘risk of metabolic diseases’


November 30th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Researchers have found that moderate drinkers tend to have about 30 per cent lower risk of developing late onset diabetes than do non-drinkers, and moderate drinkers also tend ... Read more...

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Indians in US ‘at higher diabetes risk than other Asian immigrants’


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Indians residing in the US are more prone to developing diabetes than whites and immigrants from other Asian countries, a study revealed.The study found that South Asians, people ... 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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By 2030, India’s diabetes population will reach 79 mn


August 27th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) By the year 2030, an estimated 79.4 million people in India will be affected by diabetes - the largest in the world, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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India launches new programme to fight cancer, diabetes, stroke


July 8th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India Thursday launched a new programme to detect, prevent and control the spread of cancer, diabetes, heart ailments and strokes with an outlay of Rs.1,230.90 crore ... Read more...

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More young people having strokes


February 25th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, February 25 (ANI): Experts are raising health concerns after observing increasing number of stroke incidents among younger adults.Data from Ohio and Kentucky showed that more young people were having ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown to present Big B with module diabetes unit-bus


February 22nd, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be presented with a diabetes tracking van, called 'Amitabh', by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at an event in London. Silver ... Read more...

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Chennai shop selling diabetic-friendly sweets a major draw on Diwali


October 16th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Arun KannanChennai, Oct.16 (ANI): A confectionary shop in Chennai has become a major drawn for a host of people here, as it is sells sweets meant for diabetic patients.Located at Thyagaraja ... Read more...

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Retired footballers less likely to develop heart disease despite large bodies


October 1st, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): In a study on a group of National Football League (NFL) alumni, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that professional ex-football players with large bodies are less ... Read more...

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Radiation therapy for childhood cancer may up diabetes risk


August 11th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Childhood cancer survivors may have an increased risk of diabetes, particularly those who received total body or abdominal radiation, says a new study.The study has been published in ... Read more...

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Long, short sleep durations linked increased diabetes risk


June 8th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Both long and short sleepers are at higher risk for diabetes, according to a new study.In the study, researchers found that the adjusted odds ratio was 1.24 for ... Read more...

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Past progress in controlling heart disease in US has flattened


November 12th, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers say that the challenge of controlling heart disease among people may be greater than is commonly thought. Cardiologist Francisco Lopez-Jimenez says that a study ... Read more...

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Low testosterone might kill early, warns study


June 18th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Low testosterone levels in men might kill them early, regardless of age, according to a new study. The new study supplements evidence linking deficiency of this sex hormone ... Read more...

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