Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Diabetes

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.

Nearly 40% of Delhi residents between 31 and 45 years have diabetes, lab analysis shows

Gurgaon-based SRL Diagnostics lab checked 2,58,021 tests done for HbA1c between January 2017 and September 2021 in Delhi. 

‘Health’ drinks for diabetes care in India have more chemical than essential nutrients

Many Indians buy ‘sugar free’ health drinks in the hope that they will be able to regulate their blood glucose and gain essential nutrients and energy. But does it happen?

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Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.