Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: Diabetes

CBI chargesheet in Biocon case raises questions about how India manages drug trials

CBI action against CDSCO official accused of corruption draws attention to India’s drug regulatory framework & changes brought to expedite access to latest drugs & pharmaceutical products.

How an accident of geography and history created a people with a bad case of sweet tooth

In ‘Sugar: The Silent Killer,’ Damyanti Datta attempts to understand the hold of sugar in India and demystify the way we eat.

Top anti-diabetic drug to get cheaper by a third of current price as it goes off patent

Developed by US firm Merck & Co, Sitagliptin is used to treat Type 2 diabetes, a condition in which blood sugar goes up because the body does not produce or use insulin normally.

Covid may increase your chances of getting diabetes, new US study says

Possible reasons for such causality can be coronavirus entering insulin-producing cells or causing our immune systems to attack these cells.

Should you fall for anything labelled ‘diet’? Think again on diet soda

Diet soda is a better option to reduce calorie and sugar intake, but that's all. There is no other nutritional value to these drinks.

Want to boost your child’s growth? Replace rice with millets, says India-led nutrition study

Study — led by Dr S. Anitha, senior scientist, nutrition, at ICRISAT — is a review and analysis of 8 previously published studies. It was published in the journal 'Nutrients' this month.

Discovery of insulin was about monstrous egos and career rivalries. And of course, diabetes

We might think technological solutions do the heavy lifting. But they are effective only when accompanied by changes in behaviour.

Does egg consumption lead to diabetes? A new study claimed so but here’s the full picture

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods providing best quality protein, all essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. This high-protein food is a must in low-carb diets.

Herbal teas are soothing but not a solution for PCOS. Focus on modifying lifestyle instead

Women receive confusing information on how to manage polycystic ovary syndrome. Bloggers and budding fitness enthusiasts offer quick remedies like herbal teas. Don't fall for them.

At least 25 per cent new diabetics have Covid history, says Indraprastha Apollo in Delhi

Authorities said that in people with a confirmed history of moderate to severe coronavirus infection, various recurring and new health ailments have been reported.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.