Health

30% rise in ocular, respiratory complaints in Delhi

PM IST 30% rise in ocular, respiratory complaints in Delhi (Photo credit: AFP) With arrival of winter and increase in smog, Delhi hospitals have witnessed a 30 per cent rise in respiratory and ocular complaints in the last two-three weeks. According to the hospitals, the major cases were of skin and eye allergies, followed by conjunctivitis lung and chest infection. ... Read More »

World warmer by 1.2 degrees, 2016 warmest year ever: WMO

IANS | Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 12.06 PM IST World warmer by 1.2 degrees, 2016 warmest year ever: WMO (Maisie Paterson/Getty Images) The World Metrological Organisation (WMO) on Monday said the global temperature is 1.2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level and will set a new high for the third year running. It also said 2016 is the hottest year ... Read More »

Over 30 mn diabetics in India in one decade: Experts

Over 30 mn diabetics in India in one decade: Experts In the last one decade, the number of diabetes patients in India increased by over 30 million due to sedentary lifestyle and erratic schedule mostly common in the age group of 20-40 years, said the country’s leading diabetic experts on Monday . Their statistics stated that in the early 2000, ... Read More »

Healthy lifestyle reduces even genetic heart attack risk

Healthy lifestyle reduces even genetic heart attack risk (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) A recent study has found that even among those at high genetic risk, following a healthy lifestyle can cut in half the probability of a heart attack or similar event. It is a well known fact that following a healthy lifestyle, not smoking, avoiding excess weight and exercising regularly ... Read More »

Wearable device can reduce fat, treat type 2 diabetes

PM IST Wearable device can reduce fat, treat type 2 diabetes (Getty Images) Scientists from Japan have developed a wearable medical device that can help diabetic elderly or overweight people to lose fat and treat type 2 diabetes. The device developed by Kumamoto University affects visceral fat loss and improves blood glucose (sugar) by helping overweight or elderly people exercise, ... Read More »

Young diabetics up four times: Experts

Young diabetics up four times: Experts (Getty Images) In common parlance it was once referred to as adult-onset diabetes, but in yet another instance of disease names rapidly becoming obsolete, type-2 diabetes is increasingly striking the young. Data from the national registry, which is tracking diabetes among the young, has shown that one in four diabetes patients below the age ... Read More »

It’ a Sign!

According to a Lancet study, China, India and USA are among the top three countries with a high number of diabetic population. While the numbers climbed from 20.4 million in China in 1980 to 102.9 million in 2014, the rise has been equally dramatic in India from 11.9 million in 1980 to 64.5 million in India.Prevalence of diabetes has more ... Read More »

Brisk walk can improve artery health of diabetics

Brisk walk can improve artery health of diabetics (Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images) Compromised arterial health is an underlying mechanism that promotes the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the leading cause of death in individuals with Type-2 diabetes. Effectively managing cardiovascular disease risk in this population is a major challenge for health professionals. “What we found from our analysis, is ... Read More »

iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids

IANS | Nov 13, 2016, 02.35 PM IST iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids A special type of iPad game effectively helped in treating children with amblyopia in restoring their visual abilities, more than the standard treatment, researchers say. Amblyopia — also known as the lazy eye — is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment — ... Read More »

Diabetes can affect your skin too!

Diabetes can affect your skin too! (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Diabetes is a very common problem these days. Though people think excessive intake of sugar and sweetened food lead to diabetes, the reality is our unbalanced lifestyle also play a significant role in contributing to the condition of diabetes. Many of us are not even aware that apart from affecting our ... Read More »