PANAJI: Doctors across the state are reporting a surge of heat-related complications in patients with diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

Finally here is a sure-shot-method of measuring a child’s progress towards obesity.

With doctors warning of a rise in the number of children being brought in with adult lifestyle diseases – including obesity, diabetes and hypertension – a multi-centre, cross-sectional study done on 10,842 children in five cities – Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune and Raipur – has now suggested healthy cut-off values of waist circumference for screening Metabolic Syndrome in Indian children.

Lifestyle interventions such as weight loss and exercise reduce risk of death from cardiovascular diseases in people at risk of diabetes, a new study published in Lancet has suggested.

Many research studies have shown that lifestyle interventions, such as exercise programmes or weight loss in people with impaired glucose tolerance (those at high risk of diabetes), can prevent progression to overt Type 2 diabetes.

With Holi just around the corner, doctors have begun warning people against chemical-laden colours available in the market.

Pune: Thirty-five-year old Subhash woke up one morning with intense abdominal pain. He thought it could be just a cramp or a result of indigestion. But the pain kept getting worse.

One in every 10 adults in India suffers from chronic kidney disease (CKD), and at any given point, nearly five lakh patients are in need of life-long dialysis or transplant, according to Sanjay K.

Elderly people with hypertension, diabetes and high protein in urine, are always at risk of renal diseases.

Not only has the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) failed to check the rising levels of noise pollution but it has also not booked any individual or organisation for violating noise p

Sedentary lifestyle and consumption of fat-rich food and alcohol are major causes

Incidence of cardio-vascular diseases (CVD) is on the rise in East and West Godavari districts, according to a study conducted by the Rural Andhra Pradesh Cardio Vascular Healthcare System (RAPCVHS).

Bad Enough To Harm The Weak As Well As Healthy People

New Delhi: Over January 14-16, air pollution levels in Delhi reached a level that’s linked to “emergency conditions” for health. Air quality in Delhi reached a “critical” level—i.e. on January 14, 15 and 16 the air was extremely polluted at almost all locations monitored by System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research run by the ministry of earth sciences. “Critical” air quality impacts everyone, not just the vulnerable.

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