Deskbound lifestyle, smoking, obesity, fast food consumption and high stress levels have led to a rise in incidence of heart disease in the younger generation.

As if the City’s shameful traffic jams were not enough to worsen the living conditions, the ceaseless sounding of horn by motorists, especially near hospitals, has begun to badly affect the recover

Prevalence Rate Higher Among Men

Lucknow: Diabetes is disease of the rich in the city, says a study conducted endocrinology department of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences. The study found that 21.2% of the subjects had diabetes. Institute professor E Bhatia and his colleagues conducted the study over a period of several years.

It suggests implementation of health, nutrition and development programmes

A study by the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, on the death of tribal infants in Attappady noted that “high maternal under-nutrition of 48 per cent of adult women leading to chronic energy deficiency” resulted in the death of a large number of infants.

MUMBAI: The good and bad of Mumbai are both translating into an unhealthy portrait of the city.

On the one hand, its status as the highest per capita income city could be fuelling its biggest health problems — namely the twin epidemics of diabetes and hypertension. On the other, being one of the most densely populated cities in the country is ensuring that one tuberculosis patient spreads the air-borne disease to at least 15 others within a year.

London: Skipping breakfast, common the world over, has for the first time been associated with an increase in heart attacks.

Mumbai: Non-government organisations (NGOs) led by AIDAN (All India Drug Action Network) have filed a fresh application in the Supreme Court as part of their decade-long petition that had forced th

This Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition provides new insight into the global prevalence and impact of maternal and child undernutrition.

‘State has 36,000 HIV+ people in the grey zone who are unaware of the infection’

Of the 6.51 lakh units of blood collected in Karnataka from April 2012 to March 2013, 1,096 were found to be HIV positive and therefore discarded. Shockingly, of these, a mere 236 (21.5 per cent) HIV+ people were referred to Integrated Testing and Counselling Centres (ICTC) for further counselling and treatment.

Washington: Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have linked perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) — a chemical found in microwave popcorn bags — to cardiovascular disease.