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Non-communicable diseases

Diabetes has become epidemic in India, needs urgent attention: Health expert

"Stroke, diabetes is the commonest underlying factor. Heart attack, diabetes is the commonest underlying factor. That's why it is so important. It is an epidemic.

Jun 17, 2018, 15:41 PM IST

New app to help track diabetes in rural India

Researchers have developed an innovative smartphone app that could enable community health workers track the growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, especially in the rural areas.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:03 AM IST

World Epilepsy Day: All you need to know about the disease

Epilepsy, a chronic non-communicable condition, is a brain disorder that can affect a person of any age.  

Feb 09, 2018, 18:02 PM IST

By educating girls, we empower them to feel confident: Sonam Kapoor

Sonam was speaking at 'She's Ambassador' programme which emphasises on promoting quality healthcare inclusive of education. 

Jan 25, 2018, 18:58 PM IST

Alarming rise of non-communicable diseases reported in India: Study

India like South Africa is currently experiencing the double burden of malnutrition.

Nov 10, 2017, 16:18 PM IST

WHO calls for 'bolder political actions' to curb premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases

NCDs are by far the leading cause of death in the world, representing 63% of all annual deaths, with more than 36 million people killed each year.

Sep 19, 2017, 10:36 AM IST

Yoga can be practiced at all ages to stay fit, healthy: WHO

The International Day of Yoga, draws a critical link between healthy lifestyles, physical activity and individual and public health. 

Jun 21, 2017, 09:50 AM IST

Lupus – Symptoms, causes, reasons why it should be listed with non-communicable diseases

Lupus is not contagious, which means you can't catch the disease from someone or spread to others.

May 10, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

World Health Day: India needs to prioritize prevention & wellness to check NCDs

Compounding the situation is an inadequate delivery infrastructure, talent shortage and limited funding from public and private sources.

Apr 07, 2017, 14:45 PM IST

Tackling non-communicable diseases: Health Ministry to launch screening programme for NCDs next month

The programme, as a part of the National Health Mission, will focus on five common NCDs - hypertension, diabetes and cancers of oral cavity, breast and cervix - which account for over 60 per cent of all mortality in India.

Jan 25, 2017, 11:33 AM IST

Government working to make people aware of stress: Nadda

People suffer from stress related problems due to their busy work life and hectic schedule, which in turn results in loss of productivity.

Nov 10, 2016, 09:01 AM IST

India to face serious challenges in preventing diet-related NCDs: Report

The report highlights the risks posed by the double burden of malnutrition in South Asia, where overweight and obesity exist alongside undernutrition.

Oct 07, 2016, 11:37 AM 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

E-cigarettes can help kick the habit, say Indian researchers

More than one million Indians reportedly die annually because of smoking, making it the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the country.

Oct 03, 2016, 14:50 PM IST

Yoga helps in building resilience against non communicable diseases

Health Minister J P Nadda on Wednesday said that yoga helps in building resilience against the non-communicable diseases and can also be used for preventing and controlling many other lifestyle diseases.

Sep 08, 2016, 00:27 AM IST

Physical inactivity adding to India's NCD burden: Report

Major NCDs including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and cancers are primarily caused by exposure to tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, and very little exercise.

Jul 25, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

Health Minister JP Nadda launches diabetes campaign

Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday inaugurated diabetes campaign, an initiative through which patients can get information and ways to prevent diabetes via a missed call.

Jun 23, 2016, 00:36 AM IST

Nadda urges doctors to improve preventive healthcare

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Sunday urged family medicine practitioners in the country to come up with solutions for improving preventive and promotive healthcare in the country.

Nov 22, 2015, 20:58 PM IST

PM Modi to inaugurate international yoga conference

Union Health Minister J P Nadda said that the 21st International Conference on 'Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications' (INCOFYRA) will be organised from January 3 to 7

Nov 05, 2015, 19:12 PM IST