News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Chronic diseases

Low testosterone level linked to chronic diseases in men

Low levels of testosterone in men could be associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, even among those 40 years of age and younger, new research has found.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:02 AM IST

Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk

According to the study, published in the journal BJM, chronic diseases are not targetted in the current cancer prevention strategies.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:44 PM IST

Good health and longevity: Why happiness matters?

A study has claimed that people who experience a range of positive emotions in their daily lives - from enthusiasm to cheerfulness and calm - may have a lower risk of chronic diseases and premature death.


Jul 25, 2017, 11:11 AM IST

Men, beware! Chemicals in everyday plastic can cause chronic diseases like type-2 diabetes, hypertension

Scientists from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute tested more than 1,500 men for the presence of potentially chemicals known as phthalates, which have been linked to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes.

Jul 13, 2017, 12:05 PM IST

Chronic health may reduce social participation in the middle-aged

 Middle-aged adults suffering from arthritis, heart diseases, diabetes and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society, a study has found.

Nov 10, 2016, 21:23 PM IST

Uncertainty in top level may elevate risk of chronic diseases

According to the study, the findings apply to those uncertain at the top of the social hierarchy as also to those uncertain of their status in lower ranking, though the latter may have opportunities for upward mobility and this may be associated with better health. 

Oct 21, 2016, 17:20 PM IST

Chronic diseases: Over 20% of Indians suffer from cancer, diabetes, heart and respiratory illnesses

As per the World Health Organisation, non-communicable diseases or chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart ailments, respiratory diseases and diabetes, kill 38 million people globally every year.

Oct 05, 2016, 08:47 AM IST

Health woes cloud retirement prospects for women: Report

As chronic diseases are becoming more prevalent in old age, healthcare in later life has become one of the major concerns among working women, says a report.

Mar 06, 2016, 12:50 PM IST

Intake of fruits and vegetables low in Indians: Survey

Indians, across all age groups, consume less than half the quantity of fruits and vegetables recommended by World Health Organisation, a study revealed.

Feb 05, 2016, 00:13 AM IST

Life's Simple 7 is `hearty` indeed

 Rates of non-cardiovascular diseases overall were lower with improving Life's Simple 7 health status.  

Nov 11, 2015, 16:49 PM IST

Cranberry juice may protect against killer diseases

Drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke, says a study.

Jun 30, 2015, 17:32 PM IST

Rising prosperity adding to India’s chronic disease woes: James Curran

Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia

Jun 25, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

Investment in Hepatitis C cure to yield economic benefits

Investing in new therapies to cure Hepatitis C could generate savings estimated at more than $3.2 billion annually in the US and five European countries, a new economic model shows.

May 18, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

Chronic diseases account for 60% of deaths in India: Report

The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP.

Apr 17, 2015, 13:03 PM IST

Pears are packed with health benefits

A new in vitro (test tube) study has investigated the potential probiotic benefits of a pear-enriched diet.

Mar 20, 2015, 12:02 PM IST

Vitamin D fights and treats diseases associated with ageing

A new study has found that vitamin D plays an important role in the prevention and treatment of diseases caused with ageing.

Mar 18, 2015, 16:56 PM IST

New 'fat-fighting tactics' may help drive down skyrocketing global obesity rates

A new study has revealed that new fat-fighting tactics may help combat global obesity epidemic.

Feb 01, 2015, 11:37 AM IST

Need for treatment facilities with integrative approach: Naik

Observing that standalone modern medicine may not be sufficient to cater to the demands of an ailing society, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shripad Naik Saturday stressed the need to create treatment facilities with "integrative approach".

Jan 10, 2015, 23:35 PM IST

Now, wear your health on your sleeve

Scientists have now developed smart clothes that can monitor and transmit your biomedical information via wireless or cellular networks.

Dec 04, 2014, 14:38 PM IST

50% of American adults have chronic diseases: Study

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that half of all adults in the USA have at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity.

Jul 02, 2014, 21:15 PM IST