Most Indian adults not aware they are suffering from Hypertension: Study

Most Indian adults not aware they are suffering from Hypertension: Study

Sunday, 05 May 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Hypertension prevalence in India is high, but only 45 per cent of people are aware of their diagnosis, according to a first large–scale population based study of hypertension care in India. Researchers have used National Health and Family Survey (NFHS-4, 2015-16) data of 731864 individuals aged 15-49 years, which covered each...

Living alone ups risk of mental disorders

Living alone ups risk of mental disorders

Thursday, 02 May 2019 | IANS | London

Mental health problems are more common in people living alone regardless of age and sex, says a study. "The prevalence of common mental disorders was higher in individuals living alone than in those not living alone in all survey years," the study noted. For the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE,...

New type of dementia identified

New type of dementia identified

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | PTI | Washington

Scientists have identified a new type of dementia which has symptoms similar to Alzheimer's disease, but affects the brain differently. The researchers defined diagnostic criteria and other guidelines for advancing future research into this newly-named dementia, called LATE. In the past, using the terms "Alzheimer's disease" and "dementia" interchangeably was common. According to...

Quitting smoking cuts bladder cancer risk in women

Quitting smoking cuts bladder cancer risk in women

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | IANS | New York

Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of bladder cancer in older women, says a study, adding that the most significant reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting. The researchers used various statistical models to analyse the association between the years since quitting smoking and the risk of...

New treatment for diabetic kids shows promise

New treatment for diabetic kids shows promise

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | IANS | New York

A new treatment for Type-2 diabetes in children has shown promise in a clinical trial, according to a study. The drug, liraglutide, in combination with an existing medication, metformin, showed a robust effect in treating children with Type-2 diabetes, the results showed. "This adult diabetes medication was very effective in our trial...

Smartphone, AI may help detect diabetic retinopathy

Smartphone, AI may help detect diabetic retinopathy

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | IANS | New York

Equipping a smartphone to capture retinal images and using artificial intelligence (AI) to interpret those may help overcome barriers to ophthalmic screening for people with diabetes, says a study. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if not detected early. At the 2019 annual meeting of...

Stressed during exams? Junk food may be to blame: Study

Stressed during exams? Junk food may be to blame: Study

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | PTI | London

Eating a poor quality diet, including less fruits and vegetables and more fast food, is associated with increased stress during university examinations, according to a study unveiled Tuesday. "Stress has long been implicated in poor diet. People tend to report overeating and comfort eating foods high in fat, sugar, and calories...

Novel drug may treat diabetes in kids

Novel drug may treat diabetes in kids

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | PTI | Houston

Scientists have successfully completed clinical trials of a novel drug to treat Type 2 diabetes in children Currently only two drugs, metformin and insulin, are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes in children. By comparison, more than 30 drugs are approved to treat...

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