Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals study

Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease

Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals studyWorking long hours may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeats that can lead to serious cardiovascular complications, a new study in The European Heart Journal found. Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. The researchers began with 85,494 men and women from Britain, […]

Blurry vision? Could be retinopathy

With India on the verge of becoming the diabetic capital of the world, doctors and vitreo-retinal surgeons say checking your retina along with diabetic tests should be a routine to avoid eye complications like diabetic retinopathy and early cataract

Not only does India lead China in terms of population, but also for higher number of diabetic patients. A lot of studies, as well as experts, across the globe have hinted that diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness among working adults around the world and its prevalence is rising in India. Take the […]

Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for free

Dr Nishant Kumar shall conduct free eye-screening and sugar-testing camp - Eyebetes, for the devotees standing in long queues at Siddhi Vinayak Temple. In 2016, a camp was set at the Lalbaug Raja Ganpati Mandal, where around 15,000 people got their eye scanned for free. This noble campaign has already garnered a positive response from the masses and renowned celebrities

The festival season is about to arrive and many households will welcome the little ‘Bappa’ to their home. A city-based doctor is trying his bit of creating awareness and is conducting a free eye-screening for the devotees standing in the long queues outside the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Dadar, starting from Friday August 25 to September 3. Dr […]

Children who sleep less may be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, says study

Earlier, studies found a link between shorter sleep and diabetes in adults, but the connection has been little studied in children

British researchers studied 4,525 9- and 10-year olds from varying ethnic backgrounds. On average, their parents reported they slept 10 hours a night, with 95 percent sleeping between eight and 12 hours. The study, in Pediatrics, found that the less sleep, the more likely the children were to have higher body mass indexes, higher insulin […]

‘India must fully fund and implement the new National Strategic Plan for TB elimination’

“Without substantial investments, it will be very challenging for a country like India to eliminate TB by 2025. India has a bold new National Strategic Plan (NSP) in place, and government should fund and implement it without delay. It should also focus on making new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for TB,” says Dr Madhukar Pai, Director McGill Global Health Programs. Dr Madhu Pai also serves on the STAG-TB committee of World Health Organisation

India has the highest burden of TB. As many as 2.8 million new TB cases were estimated in India in 2015. In fact, India accounts for 27% of the world’s 10.4 million new TB cases, and 29% of the 1.8 million TB deaths globally. India also accounts for 16% of the estimated 4,80,000 new cases of […]

Stress and diabetes can cause early cataracts, warn experts

Increasing cases of diabetes is not a new phenomenon in the country. However, doctors now say that higher stress levels that result in diabetes, can lead to cataract in the 40’s, early age for cataract

Diabetes is a very common disease in our country. With the growing number of diabetic cases in India, a major cause of concern is the incidence of cataract among diabetic patients. “Diabetes induced cataract is becoming very common. In fact we see such patients almost every day,” said Dr Karobi Lahiri Coutinho, fellow at Sankara […]

Top 4 myths & stereotypes about health you should drop right now

New Year is a time for a fresh start, so let’s start by putting to rest certain medical myths and stereotypes. Some of them are simply silly, while others are harmful

Myth: Shaving makes hair grow back quicker and thicker Most of us heard this myth for the first time in middle school, and there are adults who still believe it. But no, shaving does not affect how your hair grows. There are many reasons this myth became popular. For starters, young people start shaving around […]

Scientists discover a new method to overcome type 2 diabetes

cientists have discovered that the medication Lorcaserin acts in the brain to improve type 2 diabetes by modifying the activity of neurones that help to regulate blood glucose levels

Scientists discover a new method to overcome type 2 diabetesMedication currently being used to treat obesity is also proving to have significant health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes. A new study published today in Molecular Metabolism explains how this therapeutic benefit for type 2 diabetes is achieved by acting in our brain. Scientists from the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute, in collaboration […]

IDA, BMC join hands to beat diabetes in state

As per the initiative, IDA will provide diabetes education in the dispensaries run by the civic body. It is estimated that around 10 lakh people in Mumbai have diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes has been increasing rapidly worldwide, especially, in developing countries like India. A pilot study will soon be conducted in which 28 dispensaries across Bandra and Andheri  where dieticians from IDA will work with medical officers

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) – an umbrella body of registered dieticians – have come together to tackle diabetes via diabetes counselling. As per the project, IDA will provide diabetes education in the dispensaries run by the civic body. “We plan to hold workshops where with the […]

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’

Diet of each person with Type 2 Diabetes is different. Diet plans are based on their BMI, glycemic status and current therapy. Here are few thumb rules which type 2 diabetes patients should follow

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’  For type 2 diabetic patients, there should be a lower glycaemic index diet with a controlled amount of carbohydrates, good amount of protein and right fat. It’s easier to follow a diet in type 2 diabetes by using plate method. Divide plate into four parts. 1/4th of the plate should be of raw vegetables, 1/4th  plate should […]
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