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'Low testosterone levels may up chronic diseases in men' 19.4.2018 General News
Low levels of testosterone hormone may increase the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, even among men 40 years of age and younger, a study has found. The research published in the journal Scientific Reports analysed the relationship among testosterone, age and chronic diseases. "Previous research in the field has shown that total testosterone deficiency in men increases with age, and studies have shown that testosterone deficiency is also associated with obesity-related chronic diseases," said Mark Peterson from Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan in the US. "But it has not been previously understood what the optimal levels of total testosterone should be in men at varying ages, and to what effect those varying levels of the hormone have on disease risk across the life span," said Peterson. Using data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the research team examined the extent to which hypogonadism is prevalent among men of all ...
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Low testosterone level linked to chronic diseases in men 19.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Low levels of testosterone in men could be associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, even among those 40 years of age and younger, new research has found.
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Type 1 Diabetes May Result In Muscle Complications Even In the Young: Study 19.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
According to the study, poor muscle health, is a significant complication for type 1 diabetes, along with nerve damage, heart disease and kidney disorders.
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Obesity raises risk of irregular heart rate 19.4.2018 General News
Obesity may increase risk of developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, says a study of nearly 70,00 patients.
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High Glycaemic Foods That Diabetics Should Avoid 19.4.2018 NDTV Food - Latest
The Glycaemic index is a value assigned to foods (carbohydrate), based on how slowly or quickly they affect blood glucose levels
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Mobile application on diabetes case launched 18.4.2018 General News
In order to enable people to access essential diabetes care, a mobile application was launched today by the George Institute for Global Health, India under its the "IMPACT Diabetes" programme. The programme will train female community health workers, popularly known as ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists), in the use of mobile application in Haryana's Rohtak district. According to a statement, ASHAs will then screen people in the communities, identify those with diabetes or at high risk of the disease, offer them lifestyle and diet advice, refer them to a doctor for drug treatment, and follow up on their adherence to treatment and control. Professor Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director of the George Institute for Global Health, said, "Around 50 million people in India have Type 2 diabetes and that the number is growing every year." "IMPACT Diabetes will help people living in rural areas to access timely, affordable and guideline-based healthcare in the community, reduce the risk ..
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235 districts to be covered in Phase-II of POSHAN Abhiyaan 18.4.2018 General News
The government will cover 235 districts in the second phase of its POSHAN Abhiyaan which aims to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anemia among children, women and adolescent girls along with reducing low birth weight in the country. The decision was taken in the first meeting of the National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges under the POSHAN Abhiyaan, chaired by Rajiv Kumar, the vice chairman of NITI Aayog, held here today. Regarding the direct transfer of funds to states and UTs to frontline functionaries, instead of creation of a corpus fund, it was decided that the matter would be examined in consultation with the Finance Ministry, an official statement said. During the meeting it was decided that a pilot would be conducted in 10 districts for conditional cash transfer (CCT) through direct benefit transfer and the states/UTs would continue their existing system of providing supplementary nutrition under anganwadi services. Kumar stressed on the need for ground-level work and
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New app to help track diabetes in rural India 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Researchers have developed an innovative smartphone app that could enable community health workers track the growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, especially in the rural areas.
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Women health camps to continue in villages of state till May 20 18.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Public Health and Family Welfare Minister, Rustum Singh has appealed to the... more »
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Can diabetes affect muscle health? 18.4.2018 General News
Even active youngsters with Type 1 diabetes can have muscle complications, finds a study.The research team from McMaster and York universities analysed muscle biopsies of young adults with and without Type 1 diabetes who exceed Diabetes Canada's recommended weekly levels for physical activity.The researchers found structural and functional changes in the power generation parts of the cell, or mitochondria, of those with diabetes. Not only were the mitochondria less capable of producing energy for the muscle, they were also releasing high amounts of toxic reactive oxygen species, related to cell damage.These changes could result in reduced metabolism, greater difficulty controlling blood glucose and, if left unchecked, an accelerated rate of developing a disability. The study findings add poor muscle health to the list of better-known complications of Type 1 diabetes, including nerve damage, heart disease and kidney disorders."Now we know that even active people with diabetes have ...
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Hrithik's Sister Sunaina Opens Up About Struggles: 'I'm A Survivor' 18.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Hrithik Roshan's sister Sunaina has been through a broken marriage, battled depression, diabetes
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Torrent Pharmaceuticals draws up plan to reduce dependence on US 18.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Company to draw 47% of revenue and 67% of Ebitda from Indian business by FY20
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Eating an early breakfast helps manage diabetes better 18.4.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
If you do so, you're less likely to have a higher BMI.
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Taking this drug might not lower death risk 18.4.2018 General News
Turns out, a certain class of diabetes drug may not reduce the risk of death among patients.According to a research conducted by the Imperial College of London, one class of drug used to treat type II diabetes may not reduce the risk of death when compared with placebo.The researchers studied three types of diabetes treatment: sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists, and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors.The team investigated whether these drugs were associated with a lower mortality risk, and conducted a network meta-analysis of 236 trials comparing all the drugs against each other, a placebo, or no treatment at all, and involving 176, 310 patients.All the drugs lower blood sugar levels but the results revealed that while two of the drugs reduced the risk of death when compared with a placebo, one did not.Sean Zheng, the lead author of the study, said, "Type II diabetes has become a global epidemic, with more cases than ...
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'Jailed Gorakhpur doctors denied treatment' 17.4.2018 General News
The wife of a doctor arrested after several children died in BRD Medical College here last year has alleged that her husband and other doctors were being denied medical care in jail. The district prison authorities have rejected the charge. Dr Shabistan Khan's husband Kafeel Ahmed is among the nine accused in a case registered after the deaths last August, allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply. She alleged at a press conference at her home that the doctors lodged in the prison may be "killed". She said her husband suffered a heart stroke on March 29 but was not given proper treatment. "The former BRD Medical College principal, Dr Rajiv Mishra, is suffering from liver disease and diabetes but he is also not getting proper medical attention," she claimed. Dr Khan said another accused, Dr Purnima Shukla, who is suffering from a hairline fracture, is also not getting the required attention. "I met Dr Rajiv. He has turned pale and lost weight. My husband has also lost weight and they need
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Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child's health 17.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Besides smoking and drinking alcohol, parents' health including obesity and poor diet can have "profound implications" for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before their conception, says a series of studies published in the journal Lancet.
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Diet and Obesity: 5 Habits That Are Secretly Pushing You Towards Obesity 17.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Obesity diet: While one cannot control many factors, diet and lifestyle are modifiable risk factors that can be monitored. Here are some habits that are secretly inducing weight gain.
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Poor sleep may raise obesity risk in kids 17.4.2018 General News
Besides healthy eating and exercise, getting enough sleep may also be a key factor in managing weight in children and adolescents, a new study has found.
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Drinking coffee, tea may cut risk of heart flutter, stroke 17.4.2018 General News
Drinking coffee and tea can reduce abnormal heart rhythms, which is known to cause strokes, a study has found. Many clinicians advise patients with atrial or ventricular arrhythmias to avoid caffeinated beverages. Arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms, cause the heart to beat too fast, slow or unevenly. While some arrhythmias may be harmless or even go unnoticed in patients, others can increase risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder, causes the heart to beat rapidly and skip beats, and if left untreated, can cause strokes. A single cup of coffee contains about 95 mg of caffeine and acts as a stimulant to the central nervous system. Once in the body, caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a chemical that can facilitate AFib. Researchers at Alfred Hospital and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia analysed multiple population-based studies to determine an association between caffeine intake and its effects on ...
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Poor sleep may cause obesity in children: study 17.4.2018 General News
Parents, take note! Children who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity, a study has found. Researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of the same age gain more weight when they grow older and are more likely to become overweight or obese. "Being overweight can lead to cardiovascular disease and type-2-diabetes which is also on the increase in children. The findings of the study indicate that sleep may be an important potentially modifiable risk factor (or marker) of future obesity," said Michelle Miller, from Warwick Medical School. The study published in the journal Sleep reviewed the results of 42 population studies of infants, children and adolescents aged 0 to 18 years which included a total of 75,499 participants. Their average sleep duration was assessed through a variety of methods, from questionnaires to wearable technology. The ...
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