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Omega-3: Study published in BMJ claiming no benefit for type 2 diabetes has myopic vision

Most respondents in the omega-3 study published in the BMJ are from Europe and North America; such results can hardly be applied worldwide

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Facebook posts better at predicting diabetes, mental health than demographic data

Scientists analyzed the entire Facebook post of nearly 1k patients, who have their electronic medical record data linked to their profiles.

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Fitness

Poor diet: Equal opportunity killer ahead of tobacco globally

A recent study published in the lead medical journal Lancet by a research team from Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at University of Washington concluded that poor diet kills more people (10.9 million annually) than tobacco ( 8 million) and high blood pressure (10.4 million). This study was fairly extensive and conducted across 40 […]

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‘Artificial pancreas’ smartphone app safe, effective for diabetics

A clinical trial showed that the artificial pancreas system (iAPS) app is safe and effective in regulating glucose levels under challenging conditions and is suitable for use in unconstrained environments

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India

Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, stress, lack of sleep key factors for diabetes: Experts

Noida: Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, stress, dietary habits and lack of sleep are among the key factors contributing to the prevalence of diabetes, health experts said. The remarks were made during the 17th conference of Uttar Pradesh Diabetes Association (UPDACON), 2018, held in Noida on Saturday and Sunday and attended by over 500 doctors and academics […]

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डायबिटीज के लिए भी जिम्मेदार हो सकता है वायु प्रदूषण

पेरिस— अमेरिका में हुए एक नये अध्ययन के अनुसार 2016 में मधुमेह के सात नये मामलों में एक मामले के लिए वायु प्रदूषण जिम्मेदार रहा। इसमें पता चला कि वायु प्रदूषण के कम स्तर से भी इस बीमारी के पनपने की आशंका बढ़ जाती है। डायबिटीज मुख्य रूप से जीवनशैली से जुड़ी होती है। इसके […]

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India

More children being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in India

New Delhi: The incidence of Type 1 diabetes is on the rise among children today with about 97,000 of them affected in India alone. About 32 per lakh children are affected in Delhi alone. Type 1 diabetes is also called juvenile diabetes as it affects children primarily. Type 1 diabetes is caused when the immunity […]

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Waist-thigh ratio can be marker for diabetes

New Delhi: Experts have found that measurement of the waist-thigh ratio can serve as a simple and cost-effective screening tool to identify people at a high risk of type 2 diabetes, a city-based hospital today claimed. Researchers from the Department of Medicine at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) here and Moti Lal Nehru Medical […]

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It’s dangerous when insulin goes viral

Boston, Massachusetts: Every cell in your body responds to the hormone insulin, and if that process starts to fail, you get diabetes. In an unexpected finding, scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified four viruses that can produce hormones that imitate insulin that are active in human cells. The discovery brings new possibilities for revealing […]

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India

Bengaluru girl petitions Modi to include diabetes in the disability bill

Bengaluru: A girl with Type 1 diabetes has posted an online petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking the Centre’s support to include the disease in the Rights of Persons with Disability Bill, which is under revision in parliament. “I take upon myself that what disabilities we Type 1 Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) patients […]