Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Diabetes

Comorbidities linked to 6.26% lower risk of mortality in India compared to England — study

Study by Stanford & Johns Hopkins University was done to understand how Covid comorbidities affect mortality in lower-middle-income country like India, compared to high-income England.

Men at 30% higher risk of dying due to Covid than women of same age, says US study

Scientists from Maryland School of Medicine find there's also a higher risk if Covid patients are obese or have complications from diabetes or hypertension.

Diabetics’ sugar can rise based on how much they think they’re having, Harvard study finds

Study finds that among Type 2 diabetics, perception of sugar consumption might affect blood sugar readings more than actual intake. Experts say it’s inconclusive.

6 in 10 diabetics in India worry about catching Covid, getting hospitalised, study finds

Study by market research firm Kantar also finds that more city residents are worried about uncontrolled blood sugar levels in general.

Study identifies 13 gene defects that make people vulnerable to severe Covid-19

From a naturally-occurring enzyme that can suppress viral replication to a diabetes drug may help reduce mortality, ThePrint brings you the latest on Covid-19.

Presence of phthalates in diapers worrying, may be linked to diabetes, cancer, says study

The study says that although there are regulations in place for phthalates in plastic toys in India, there are no such regulations for diapers.

White rice linked to diabetes, especially in South Asia, says 21-nation study done over 10 yrs

Study involved 1.3 lakh people who were followed up on for a decade across 21 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America.

Drugs that fight diabetes and obesity may also treat Covid, Novo Nordisk says

Novo, the world’s biggest maker of diabetes drugs, is studying the role such medicines could play as researchers and governments rush to find treatments to combat the coronavirus.

Covid-19 could trigger type-1 diabetes, researchers say citing emerging ‘evidence’

Researchers in Beijing had earlier found higher chances of developing diabetes among patients during the previous SARS outbreak.

One in five people at risk of severe Covid due to other illness, study says

An estimated 1.7 billion people suffer from conditions ranging from type 2 diabetes to heart disease, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.