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Azad launches indigenously developed diabetes screening system, test ...
New Delhi, Jan.13 : Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad launched the indigenously developed diabetes screening system and test strips here on MOnday.
Indigenous diabetes testing kit launched
New Delhi, Jan 13 : The Indian government Monday launched an indigenous diabetes testing kit which will make the cost of screening for the disease significantly lower.
Non-coding DNA key contributor to type 2 diabetes
Washington, Jan. 13 : A new study has revealed that variations in non-coding sections of the genome might be important contributors to type 2 diabetes risk.
Insulin injections vital to treatment of diabetes: experts
New Delhi, Jan 11 : More than 80 percent of people have psychological resistance to taking insulin injections which remains a critical component of treatment of diabetes, medical experts said Saturday.
'Capacity building of diabetes caregivers needed in India'
Kolkata, Jan 11 : Stating that awareness about proper injection techniques is a must for effective diabetes management, a leading endocrinologist says capacity building of caregivers for diabetes is needed in India.
Low doses of common anticancer drugs can protect against diabetes
Washington, Jan. 10 : A new study has shown that very low doses of a cancer drug protect the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and prevent the development of diabetes mellitus type 1 in mice.
New causes of diabetes discovered
Washington, Jan. 8 : Researchers have discovered two new genetic causes of neonatal diabetes.
Sugar-sweetened beverage tax could curb obesity and diabetes in India
Washington, Jan. 8 : A sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax can help reduce the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates in India, a new study has suggested.
New genetic causes of neonatal diabetes found
London, Jan 8 : A rare disease, neonatal diabetes occurs in the first six months of life - affecting approximately 1 in 100,000 births.
Mediterranean diet helps prevent diabetes
New York, Jan 7 : Here comes a good news for people at risk for heart disease - and diabetes.
Breakthrough for type-2 diabetes: Indian-origin scientist
New York, Jan 5 : If a single gene is not functioning properly, insulin is not released into the bloodstream to regulate blood sugar levels - leading to type 2 diabetes, claims a scientist of Indian origin.
Dysfunction in single gene could lead to diabetes
Washington, Jan. 4 : Researchers including an Indian-origin researcher have found that dysfunction in a single gene in mice causes fasting hyperglycemia, which is one of the major symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
'Vitamin D may not offer protection against cancer, diabetes and ...
Washington, Jan. 4 : Researchers have cast doubt on vitamin D's ability to offer us protection against diseases like cancer, diabetes and dementia.
Controlling diet only remedy for metabolic syndrome
London, Jan 4 : For those suffering from metabolic syndrome, get your diet right; else you are at a greater risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Cancer, diabetes increasing in India: PM
Jhajjar (Haryana), Jan 3 : India is witnessing an increase in cases of cancer, heart disease and diabetes and the government is committed to ensure better facilities for the people, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday.
New study shows type 2 diabetes is inflammatory disease
Washington, Jan 03 : While it is well known that type 2 diabetes is linked to obesity, now a team of researchers have a better understanding of exactly what happens in the body that leads up to type 2 diabetes, and what likely causes some of the complications related to the disease.
New gene a risk factor for type 2 diabetes
New York, Dec 26 : First the facts. The number of diabetes patients in India is expected to reach 100 million by 2030, according to the latest Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study. And the number of type 2 diabetics is rapidly increasing in our country.
Mexicans may have inherited diabetes risk gene from Neanderthals
Washington, Dec. 26 : A team of researchers have uncovered a new genetic clue that contributes to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Small lifestyle changes by South Asian families can help 'lower type ...
London, Dec. 24 : Researchers have suggested that South Asian families could help improve their chance to lower their risk of type 2 diabetes by making modest lifestyle changes in diet and activity.
Texting could be good for your health
Ann Arbor, Dec 21 : New University of Michigan research says that a simple tool right in your back pocket may help decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes: Text messages on your phone.
Biological mechanism behind diabetes identified
Washington, Dec 21 : Computing resources at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have helped researchers better grasp how proteins misfold to create the tissue-damaging structures that lead to type 2 diabetes.
Fair in capital to raise awareness on diabetes
New Delhi, Dec 20 : In an effort to raise awareness on diabetes, a two-day diabetic fair will begin at the Agarwal Bagichi Trust Bhavan in the capital's Punjabi Bagh area Saturday.
Texting proves to be a boon for diabetic patients
Washington, December 20 : A new research has revealed that texting can help in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Soon, pill to reverse effects of ageing
Washington, Dec 20 : Researchers have found a cause of ageing in animals that can be reversed, possibly paving the way for new treatments for age-related diseases including cancer, type 2 diabetes, muscle wasting and inflammatory diseases.
Weight loss may cut heart disease and diabetes risk in middle-aged ...
Washington, Dec 19 : A new study has suggested that modest weight loss over 2 years in overweight or obese, middle-aged women may reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
Insulin pills to make diabetes' 'painful' jabs history
Washington, Dec 19 : A team including an Indian origin scientist has created a pill form of insulin treatment, so diabetes patients would be spared the pain of jabbing themselves with a needle every day
Smoking alters several 'health genes '
Washington, Dec. 18 : A new study has revealed that smoking alters several genes that can be associated with health problems for smokers, such as increased risk for cancer and diabetes.
Exercise helps prevent diseases in kids
Washington, Dec 16 : New studies have shown that when children increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits, which include less body fat, increased muscular strength and reduced risk factors for major diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other ...
Obesity harmful for kidney healt
Washington, Dec. 14 : Researchers have shown that declines in kidney function are detectable long before the emergence of other obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Diabetes drugs may have different effects on hearts of men and women
Washington, Dec. 13 : A new study has suggested that drugs used for treating type 2 diabetes have different effects on the hearts of men and women.