DIABETES

  • Living it Up: Mental illness is critically linked with diabetes September 28, 2014

    One of the banes of urban life, is the accompanying stress and anxiety resulting from various triggers. Depression, one of the most common mental illnesses is predicted to affict 20 per cent of the Indian population by 2020. ...
  • Lowcarbohydrate diet trumps lowfat for weight loss, heart health September 2, 2014

    Washington: A lowcarbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and reducing cardiovascular risk factors than a lowfat diet, according to a new study. To compare the effects of a lowcarbohydrate versus a lowfat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors, researchers randomly assigned 148 men and women without...
  • Arun Jaitley undergoes diabetes management surgery September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday underwent a planned diabetes management surgery at a private hospital here and was recovering well. 61yearold Jaitley was admitted to the hospital in Saket on Monday evening and an elective laparoscopic procedure was carried out on him on Tuesday. "Arun Jaitley underwent a...
  • Laser device may end pin pricks to measure blood sugar August 22, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have used a specialised laser to measure blood sugar, an advance that could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood. Princeton University researchers have measured blood sugar by directing a specialised laser at a person's palm. The laser passes through the skin cells, without...
  • Living It Up: India is the diabetic capital of the world August 10, 2014

    In this episode of Living it Up, we discuss the alarming rise of diabetes in India. Excess sugar may lead to Diabetes. Sugar today is linked to 180,000 deaths. ...
  • Here's how text messages can help control diabetes June 15, 2014

    New York: The unsolicited text messages that ask you every day to buy a flat or visit a massage parlour must have irritated you a lot, but if efficiently used, the short text messages also have the potential to help control diabetes. A text messagebased selfmanagement intervention improves glycemic control in...
  • Australian researchers closer to finding better vaccines for diabetes June 11, 2014

    Australian researchers have said that they are a step closer to establishing a link between a protein and type1 diabetes that may help in the development of better vaccines to treat and prevent the disease.The research shows how a protein GAD65, changes its shape when it turns itself on...
  • Tom Hanks has turned his lifestyle around, says wife Rita Wilson April 15, 2014

    London: Hollywood star Tom Hanks has turned his lifestyle around following his diabetes diagnosis last year, according to his wife Rita Wilson. The 57-year-old actor, who has been dealing with high blood pressure since the age of 36, revealed last year that he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a lifelong...
  • Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk March 31, 2014

    New York: Teenagers with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life, a study shows. Stronger kids also have lower body mass index (BMI), lower percent body fat, smaller waist circumferences and higher fitness levels. "It is a widely-held belief that BMI, sedentary behaviours and...
  • Chocolate may help ward off diabetes risk January 20, 2014

    A compound found in chocolate and red wine may guard people against the risk of diabetes, a new study suggests. Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds found in berries, tea, and chocolate could offer protection from type 2 diabetes according to research from...
  • Google announces smart contact lens project, tests diabetestracking prototype January 17, 2014

    San Francisco: Google said on Thursday that it is testing a new method for diabetics to monitor their bloodsugar levels by wearing a contact lens equipped with tiny chips and an antenna. Google said a prototype of its "smart contact lens" can generate a reading of a tear's glucose level every...
  • Text messages on mobile phones can help reduce diabetes risk December 20, 2013

    Washington: Researchers have found an innovative simple tool that may help decrease one's risk for diabetes: Text messages on your cell phone. Participants in a free mobile education programme, piloted in Detroit and Cincinnati last year, said the customised texting service 'txt4health' made them more aware of their diabetes risk and...
  • Most parents unaware that diabetes can affect children too: Expert on World Diabetes Day November 15, 2013

    Many people think diabetes affects only adults, especially the middle aged. It can, therefore, be disconcerting for parents to find out that their child is suffering from diabetes, an expert said on Thursday on the occasion of World Diabetes Day. "The fact is that about 10 lakh children live with Type...
  • Diabetes would affect my future roles: Tom Hanks October 10, 2013

    London: Hollywood star Tom Hanks thinks gaining or losing weight for his future movie roles would be difficult now that he has been diagnosed with diabetes. The 57yearold actor, who has been dealing with high blood pressure since the age of 36, recently revealed he has been diagnosed with Type 2...
  • Lifestyle, work pressure causing brain hemorrhage among youngsters August 18, 2013

    Lifestyle, mounting work pressure and overambition are leading to increasing cases of brain hemorrhage among the 2030 age group, doctors say. According to Dr K B Shankar, assistant professor of Neuro Surgery at Safdarjung Hospital, brain strokes were earlier noticed in the elderly age group with high blood pressure and diabetes...
  • In India about eight to ten crore people are diabetic, estimates Dr Sujeet Jha July 30, 2013

    The cases of diabetes are growing with a rapid pace in the urban areas of the country. To discuss the growing trend of the deceases we had a talk with Dr. Sujeet Jha, HOD, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity, Max Healthcare, New Delhi. Graduate from SK Medical College, Muzaffarpur...
  • Health Ministry to review ban on antidiabetes drug Pioglitazone July 19, 2013

    The Health Ministry is expected to decide on the fate of antidiabetes drug Pioglitazone on Friday. The verdict is likely to affect millions of users. The drug has been banned in Germany and France because of the sideeffects like gallbladder cancer. ...
  • Patent row: Delhi HC to hear diabetes drug case May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The patent battle between US pharmaceuticals major Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) and Indian firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals over the sale of diabetes drug Januvia comes up for hearing in the Delhi High Court on Thursday. Indian pharma company Glenmark recently came out with generic versions of Merck's type2...
  • Indian doctor jailed in UK over patient's death February 14, 2013

    London: An Indian doctor on deputation in Britain has been jailed for twoandahalf years for manslaughter after wrongly diagnosing a patient who later died. Bala Kovvali, 64, was found guilty of "criminal negligence" for the "wholly preventable death" of Andre Fellows in June, 2009, at Sheffield Crown Court, on Wednesday. Kovvali...
  • Diabetes drug may restore memory in Alzheimer patients December 12, 2012

    Toronto: A drug intended for diabetes appears to restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. Medical researchers at the University of Alberta led by Jack Jhamandas took brain tissue from animal models with Alzheimer's disease and tested the tissue in the lab, looking specifically at the...
  • World Diabetes Day & Children's Day: Kids vulnerable too November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: If you are under the impression that diabetes is an old man's disease, you are wrong. More and more children are falling prey to this lifestyle disease and doctors say it is best to screen children too. The theme of this year's World Diabetes Day, being observed on...
  • India to have 101.1 million diabetics by 2030 November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India has 61 million diabetics between 2079 years according to the International Diabetes Federation. By 2030, this figure is estimated to go up to 101.1 million. President of the International Diabetes Federation Professor Jean Claude Mbanya said, 'Major number of diabetics are in the middle and low income...
  • Half of Indians with erectile dysfunction are diabetic November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Diabetes is emerging as a leading cause of erectile dysfunction among Indian men. A recent study says that nearly half of Indian men above the age of 40 years suffering from the condition are diabetic. The study conducted by Alpha One Andrology Group an association of doctors...
  • How to fight diabetes November 11, 2012

    Diabetes is a chronic disease for which there is no cure. It is a major cause of illness and premature death. But the good news is that Type 2 of diabetes is both preventive and curable. Find out what precautions one can take to prevent the disease. ...
  • Religious leaders join hands for diabetes awareness November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Leaders of different faiths have come forward to spread awareness on diabetes in the national capital ahead of the World Diabetes Day on Nov 14. Prominent religious structures, such as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid, Sacred Heart Church and Bangla Sahib Gurdwara will be lit in blue to...
  • Mumbai model death: Police probe call records October 24, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Wednesday launched a probe into the call records of the Mumbaibased actormodel Bidushi Dash Barde, who was found dead in her Mumbai apartment on Monday night. Police sources said that they were investigating the more than 100 missed calls and 200 text messages that she...
  • Longer sleep hours lower diabetes risk in teenagers October 1, 2012

    Washington: Longer sleep hours could prevent the onset of diabetes among teenagers, besides improving their insulin resistance, suggests a new study. "High levels of insulin resistance can lead to the development of diabetes," said Karen Matthews, who teaches psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. "We found that if teens that...
  • Ranbaxy launches generic tablets for diabetics in US August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Ranbaxy Laboratories on Friday said it has launched generic pioglitazone hydrochloride tablets used for treating diabetes in the American market under an agreement with Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. The company's whollyowned subsidiary Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc has launched the drug following the expiry of patent held by Takeda Pharmaceutical. Ranbaxy is...
  • Watch: Eye care tips for diabetics July 31, 2012

    Diabetes is the most common cause of adult blindness. Early detection and treatment is the key to maintaining vision. ...
  • Colourchanging contact lens to monitor sugar level May 25, 2012

    London: Scientists have developed a new colourchanging contact lens that can accurately detect your glucose level in tears, a breakthrough they say could replace the frequent skin prick tests used to monitor blood sugar levels of diabetic patients. Developed by a team at the University of Akron in Ohio, the contact...