Obesity, Overweight can lead to diabetes: Study

Obesity, Overweight can lead to diabetes: Study

Overweight and obese people have a higher chance of developing diabetes, but the exact mechanism is not well understood. A new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help explain how excess weight can contribute to diabetes and may provide researchers with a target to help prevent or delay diabetes in some of those at risk. The findings suggest that many people with elevated levels of insulin — an early marker of diabetes risk — also have defects in an enzyme important to the processing of…

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Health experts have flagged concern over the life threatening risks of gas heaters across Kashmir Valley

Health experts have flagged concern over the life threatening risks of gas heaters across Kashmir Valley

The health experts have flagged concern over the life threatening risks posed by increased and incessant use of gas heaters by people in Kashmir Valley to beat the nail biting cold this winter. The medical experts in the valley maintained that the gas heaters are the “silent killers” with a number of patients turning up to the hospital for respiratory issues. They said that the carbon monoxide is invisible, odourless, colourless and tasteless gas, so is difficult to detect. “The unvented gas heaters are hazards and deprive the body of…

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People should take precautions to reduce risk of high blood pressure in winter: Urges DAK

People should take precautions to reduce risk of high blood pressure in winter: Urges DAK

With the continuous dip in temperatures to sub-freezing levels in Kashmir valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said chilly weather of winter puts people at greater risk of high blood pressure. “Falling temperatures in winter cause hike in blood pressure which increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, the two leading causes of death and disability in the valley,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan. Dr Hassan said high blood pressure; also called hypertension is harder to control in winter. Even healthy people aren’t off the hook.…

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Health implications of wireless devices

Health implications of wireless devices

Remember cell phones are a necessity, don’t make it a luxury. To use smart devices you have to be over smart. With increasing electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), several health problems are occurring in people who use smart wireless devices for extended periods of time. Due to the ionizing power of a photon with an energy greater than 10 electron volts, electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by wireless devices is classified as ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. Higher frequencies such as x-rays and gamma rays are ionizing and thus pose their own biological…

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Dolo-650 makers gave freebies worth Rs 1000 crore to doctors for prescribing tablet: Medical body to SC

Dolo-650 makers gave freebies worth Rs 1000 crore to doctors for prescribing tablet: Medical body to SC

A PIL filed by the Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Association of India, stated that DOLO had invested 1,000 crores in freebies to have its anti-fever drug prescribed to patients. Manufacturers of the Paracetamol drug ‘Dolo’, which became popular as a drug during the Covid-19 pandemic, spent over Rs 1,000 crores as freebies on doctors, a body of medical representatives told the Supreme Court on Thursday. Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh, appearing for the Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Association of India, told the bench, “Over Rs 1,000 crore…

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Alert! Love chicken? You might be vulnerable to diseases

Alert! Love chicken? You might be vulnerable to diseases

Experts say the chicken you eat from these places, especially the broiler variant, is often pumped with large amounts of antibiotics Since the birds are tightly packed in cages, the threat of infection always looms. Nearly 70 per cent of antibiotics vital for fighting infections in humans are sold for use in meat and dairy production. Poultry injected with growth hormone despite ban imposed by Centre Even a bird’s-eye view of certain poultry farms in Haryana reveals a tale of cruelty and hazardous practices, was found. Experts say the chicken…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis; Signs, Symptoms and Causes

Rheumatoid Arthritis; Signs, Symptoms and Causes

What is rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is basically a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease wherein your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. RA strikes usually many joints at once, and commonly takes a toll on joints in the hands, wrists, and knees. “Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone damage and joint deformity. RA can also affect other tissues throughout the body and cause problems in organs such as skin, lungs, heart, blood vessels and eyes,” says Dr…

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J&K reported 58 fresh coronavirus cases and one death

J&K reported 58 fresh coronavirus cases and one death

Jammu and Kashmir reported 58 fresh coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the infection tally in the Union Territory to 4,55,391, while one new fatality due to the disease pushed the death toll to 4,757, officials said here. While 28 cases were reported from the Jammu division, 30 cases were reported from the Kashmir valley, they said. The new fatality was reported from the Jammu division, the officials said. There are 577 active cases of the disease in the Union Territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,50,057, the officials…

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Drug Addiction: Over 6 lakh Kashmiris affected

Drug Addiction: Over 6 lakh Kashmiris affected

Drug addiction in Kashmir is increasing at an alarming rate with 10-15 new drug abusers – mostly heroin abusers – brought to hospitals every day while a survey carried by the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre of AIIMS on the magnitude of substance use in India placed J&K on 5th spot and claimed that over 6 lakh people in the Union Territory were affected by drug abuse. A psychiatrist at the Institute of Mental Health said that on an average over 50 drug addiction cases are received every day, which…

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COVID-19: 56 fresh cases, one death reported in J&K

COVID-19: 56 fresh cases, one death reported in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 56 fresh Covid cases, taking the number of infected persons to 454698, while one person died in Jammu division due to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said. Of the new cases, 43 were from the Jammu division and 13 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, Officials said. There are 321 active cases in the union territory while the number of recoveries so far has been 449721, officials said. 28 Covid-19 patients recovered today, 18 from Jammu division and 10…

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