Diabetes

  • Tom Hanks has turned his lifestyle around, says wife Rita Wilson 15-04-2014 08:22 AM

    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...
  • Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk 31-03-2014 01:02 PM

    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...
  • Chocolate may help ward off diabetes risk 20-01-2014 02:03 PM

    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 diabetes-tracking prototype 17-01-2014 01:42 PM

    San Francisco: Google said on Thursday that it is testing a new method for diabetics to monitor their blood-sugar 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...
  • Text messages on mobile phones can help reduce diabetes risk 20-12-2013 05:03 PM

    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...
  • Most parents unaware that diabetes can affect children too: Expert on World Diabetes Day 15-11-2013 09:48 AM

    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...
  • Diabetes would affect my future roles: Tom Hanks 10-10-2013 04:13 PM

    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 57-year-old actor, who has been dealing with high blood pressure since the age of 36, recently revealed he has been diagnosed with Type...
  • Lifestyle, work pressure causing brain hemorrhage among youngsters 18-08-2013 11:30 AM

    Lifestyle, mounting work pressure and over-ambition are leading to increasing cases of brain hemorrhage among the 20-30 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...
  • In India about eight to ten crore people are diabetic, estimates Dr Sujeet Jha 30-07-2013 07:44 PM

    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 anti-diabetes drug Pioglitazone 19-07-2013 01:40 PM

    The Health Ministry is expected to decide on the fate of anti-diabetes 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 side-effects like gallbladder cancer. ...
  • Patent row: Delhi HC to hear diabetes drug case 23-05-2013 10:15 AM

    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 type-2...
  • World Diabetes Day & Children's Day: Kids vulnerable too 14-11-2012 09:54 AM

    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 14-11-2012 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: India has 61 million diabetics between 20-79 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 12-11-2012 09:30 AM

    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 11-11-2012 09:39 PM

    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 08-11-2012 10:21 AM

    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 24-10-2012 05:09 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Wednesday launched a probe into the call records of the Mumbai-based actor-model 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...
  • Type 2 diabetes rise due to stressful lifestyle 14-11-2011 09:06 AM

    New Delhi: An Alarming rise in Type 2 diabetes, traditionally known to affect adults, is worrying scientists. In fact, the focus of this year's diabetes day is on children and adolescents. "From school I return at 2. At 2:45 our tuitions are there and at 5 I return and have...
  • World Diabetes Day special 13-11-2011 05:24 PM

    On this episode we throw light on why diabetes should not be taken lightly. ...
  • Will the Taj turn blue tonight? 13-11-2011 01:31 PM

    Agra: While many historical buildings across India will sport a blue look to support a campaign for creating awareness about diabetes Sunday evening, uncertainty about permission to turn the lights on at the Taj Mahal continues. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials here appear hesitant to allow permission to NGO...
  • Diabetes, hypertension cases on the rise in India 09-11-2011 08:37 AM

    Mumbai: Life in the fast lane, fuelled by fast food and typical every day urban habits are your worst enemy. A new study by pharma company Sanofi, done on 16,000 people across eight states finds that one in five Indian adults in the metros suffers from both diabetes and hypertension....
  • Gadkari recovers after gastric bypass surgery 14-09-2011 10:40 PM

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari, who underwent a surgical procedure related to diabetes on Tuesday, is likely to be discharged in a couple of days, according to an official statement on Wednesday. The procedure also leads to weight loss. "Gadkari, who underwent a successful gastric bypass surgery for...
  • Gadkari undergoes gastric bypass surgery 13-09-2011 10:35 PM

    Mumbai: BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday underwent a gastric bypass surgery at a private hospital for treatment of type II diabetes, the party said. Gadkari, who is a known diabetic, had difficulty in controlling his sugar levels and was advised surgery by doctors attending on him. The BJP chief...
  • Genes that trigger diabetes in Indians identified 07-09-2011 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: Scientists have finally cracked the reason as to why Indians and South Asians are more prone to diabetes. Six new genes have been identified that trigger diabetes and make Indians and South Asians four times more likely than Europeans to develop type 2 diabetes. Dr V Mohan, the...
  • Even human bloodstream isn't safe from hackers 04-08-2011 05:32 PM

    Las Vegas: A security researcher who is diabetic has identified flaws that could allow an attacker to remotely control insulin pumps and alter the readouts of blood-sugar monitors. As a result, diabetics could get too much or too little insulin, a hormone they need for proper metabolism. Jay Radcliffe, a...
  • Urban lifestyle is the big killer in Mumbai 03-06-2011 09:32 AM

    Mumbai: Life in the fast lane, fuelled by stress and fast food - your daily routine could be your heart's greatest enemy. Data compiled from the BMC's death certificates issued in 2010, reveals an alarming trend. Last year, heart ailments were the number one killer in the city - claiming...
  • The gene that makes people fat 'identified' 16-05-2011 01:09 PM

    London: Scientists have identified what they claim is the "master switch" gene which causes obesity, a breakthrough which could help treat fat-related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. A team, led by Tim Spector of King's College London, which has made the discovery, claims that the DNA controls other...
  • Excercise keeps type 2 diabetes in check: Study 06-05-2011 09:42 AM

    If you have type 2 diabetes - one of the best ways of keeping it in check is by exercising, says a researched published in the Amercian Medical Association journal. ...