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New diabetes drug in the offing: You could be saying farewell to insulin shots soon!

New diabetes drug in the offing: You could be saying farewell to insulin shots soon!

The new potential drugs have a completely different action than the most commonly prescribed anti-diabetic, Metformin, which acts on the liver to reduce glucose production

India ranks 154th out of 195 countries on healthcare index, lags behind Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

India ranks 154th out of 195 countries on healthcare index, lags behind Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

India came at 154th position in the ranking of healthcare quality in 195 countries, whereas some countries like South Korea, Peru and China have seen greatest improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.

Couch potatoes beware! This will happen if you sit around for two weeks

Couch potatoes beware! This will happen if you sit around for two weeks

The study has showed that just 14 days of physical inactivity in young healthy people can cause obesity, poor metabolic health, accelerated musculoskeletal decline, and potentially premature death.

Pregnant? Hot weather may increase your risk for gestational diabetes

Pregnant? Hot weather may increase your risk for gestational diabetes

A new study suggests that pregnant women who expose themselves to temperatures averaging 24 degrees Celsius or above are at greater the risk of developing gestational diabetes.

This novel cell replacement therapy offers hope for diabetes patients

This novel cell replacement therapy offers hope for diabetes patients

This is indeed a good news for diabetic people on insulin. A recent study has found that the novel tissue-engineered islet transplant offers hope to people suffering from diabetes.

Cooking in oil fish during pregnancy may decrease risk of diabetes in children

Cooking in oil fish during pregnancy may decrease risk of diabetes in children

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system turns on the body and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.

This pair of smart contact lens may diagnose diabetes, glaucoma

This pair of smart contact lens may diagnose diabetes, glaucoma

Since blood sugar can be measured with tears, many attempts have been made to monitor diabetes with contact lenses. However, their biggest drawback has been poor wearability.

Keep diabetes in check with new smartphone controlled system

Keep diabetes in check with new smartphone controlled system

The new system developed by researchers, including those from East China Normal University, involves engineering insulin-producing cells to do their work when illuminated with infrared light.

Artificial pancreas found to be safe and effective for young children

Artificial pancreas found to be safe and effective for young children

Artificial pancreas automates the blood sugar control for people with Type-1 diabetes.

Here comes a diabetes app to forecast blood sugar levels

Here comes a diabetes app to forecast blood sugar levels

Researchers have developed a new personalised app that can allow people with type 2 diabetes to keep a track on their blood sugar levels.

33 percent Indians over 30-years-old are victims of lifestyle diseases, says report

33 percent Indians over 30-years-old are victims of lifestyle diseases, says report

While men were found to be victims of diabetes, cholesterol and cardiac related problems, women were found to have issues related to low BP and thyroid.

Omega-6 fats may make girls lazy, elevate diabetes risk

Omega-6 fats may make girls lazy, elevate diabetes risk

Previously, heart disease was linked to saturated fats -- an idea that has become increasingly controversial in recent years. 

Eating fresh fruits daily may reduce risk of diabetes by 12 per cent

Eating fresh fruits daily may reduce risk of diabetes by 12 per cent

Want to lower the risk of diabetes? Well, a new study has showed that eating a bowl of fresh fruits daily may reduce the risk of developing the disease by 12 per cent.

Pet keepers, rejoice! Your love for tamed animals can earn you good health

Pet keepers, rejoice! Your love for tamed animals can earn you good health

The University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets--70 per cent of which were dogs--showed higher levels of two types of microbes associated with lower risks of allergic disease and obesity.

120 million Indians to be diabetic in next 20 years

120 million Indians to be diabetic in next 20 years

According to GVS Murthy, Director of Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), India has the second largest number of people with diabetes which is at 70 million, next only to China which has about 110 million. 

Reversing ageing: Elderly need as much sleep as younger people to turn back the clock

Reversing ageing: Elderly need as much sleep as younger people to turn back the clock

Similarly, researchers say that older people need as much sleep as those who are younger in order to turn back their clock on ageing.

How strong is your grip? Your strength could determine your future diabetes risk!

How strong is your grip? Your strength could determine your future diabetes risk!

Researchers found that for every 0.05 decrement in normalized grip strength in US and Chinese adults, respectively, there were 49 percent and 17 percent increased odds for diabetes.

Artificial pancreas can control diabetes in children

Artificial pancreas can control diabetes in children

The wearable artificial pancreas can track the patient`s blood sugar level and adjust the amount of insulin given to keep the blood sugar in a target range.

People working in night shifts find it harder to control diabetes, says study

People working in night shifts find it harder to control diabetes, says study

The findings expand on previous research showing that night shift work is associated with an increased risk for the development of diabetes.

Are you a night owl? You may be at greater risk of depression

Are you a night owl? You may be at greater risk of depression

Researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes who are 'night owls' and prefer the evening for activity have more symptoms of depression - regardless of the quality of their sleep - than those who sleep early and are early risers.