DIABETES

  • 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...
  • Keeva: the dog that tracks blood sugar levels March 23, 2012

    Keeva is a diabetes alert dog in Canada and she's trained to recognize when blood sugar levels go high or low. ...
  • Type 2 diabetes rise due to stressful lifestyle November 14, 2011

    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 my...
  • World Diabetes Day special November 13, 2011

    On this episode we throw light on why diabetes should not be taken lightly. ...
  • Will the Taj turn blue tonight? November 13, 2011

    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 HEAL...
  • Diabetes, hypertension cases on the rise in India November 9, 2011

    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. But...
  • Gadkari recovers after gastric bypass surgery September 14, 2011

    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 treatment...
  • Gadkari undergoes gastric bypass surgery September 13, 2011

    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 has had...
  • Genes that trigger diabetes in Indians identified September 7, 2011

    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 author...
  • Even human bloodstream isn't safe from hackers August 4, 2011

    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 bloodsugar monitors. As a result, diabetics could get too much or too little insulin, a hormone they need for proper metabolism. Jay Radcliffe, a diabetic...
  • Urban lifestyle is the big killer in Mumbai June 3, 2011

    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' May 16, 2011

    London: Scientists have identified what they claim is the "master switch" gene which causes obesity, a breakthrough which could help treat fatrelated 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 genes...
  • Excercise keeps type 2 diabetes in check: Study May 6, 2011

    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. ...
  • Coffee can cut women's stroke risk: Study March 11, 2011

    London: Drinking a couple cups of coffee everyday is actually good for you, as a new study has claimed that the drink reduces one's risk of a stroke. And, women who don't drink coffee at all may actually be increasing their risk for stroke, the study has warned. Researchers at...
  • Thriceaweek insulin jabs to replace daily shots March 10, 2011

    London: The pain of daily insulin jabs of diabetics could soon be halved, as researchers, including Indian scientists, found that a new form of insulin that needs to be taken thrice a week is as effective as the onceaday medication. Clinical trials, held in India, Canada, South Africa and the US,...
  • "Artificial pancreas" shows promise in pregnancy January 31, 2011

    London: Scientists have shown how an "artificial pancreas" can help pregnant women with type 1 diabetes and say their finding could significantly reduce cases of stillbirth and death among diabetic expectant mothers. British researchers used a socalled "closedloop insulin delivery system" or artificial pancreas, in 10 pregnant women with Type 1...
  • New diabetes detection test to cost more January 19, 2011

    WHO is pushing for a new test for diabetes detection which was earlier used only for monitoring. ...
  • Blood sugar meters may give inaccurate readings January 16, 2011

    New York: In a new study, portable meters used to gauge blood sugar levels in pregnant women with diabetes gave readings that differed from lab tests by up to 16 percent. That kind of inaccuracy is concerning, researchers say, because small differences in blood sugar during pregnancy can have potentially...
  • A pint of beer a day keeps the doctor away January 14, 2011

    London: Beer buffs, here's some news to cheer! Moderate drinking of ale and lager can cut the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study has claimed. Spanish researchers, who carried out the study, said that drinking a pint of beer a day can also help you lose weight. To...
  • Walk more to lower diabetes risk January 14, 2011

    London: Walk more, and not only burn off calories, but also lessen the chance of becoming diabetic, a new study says. As part of a national study in Australia to measure diabetes levels, experts gave nearly 600 adults a pedometer to measure how many steps they took over two consecutive days...