Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: Insulin

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.

This one simple lifestyle change could help prevent diabetes and other diseases, study shows

One in 11 people across the globe lives with diabetes, which causes 1.5 million deaths worldwide each year. Here's to taking a stand against it.

Semglee, first-of-its-kind insulin product made by India’s Biocon, gets US approval

Interchangeable biosimilar product refers to a drug that can be used as an alternative by patients without the intervention of a prescriber.

Belly fat causes premature death, regardless of your weight

We found an 11% increase in death during follow up with every extra 10 cm of waist circumference.

Diabetes type-3, 4, 5? Indian study looks to break down disease & find targeted treatment

India-centric study comes a year after landmark Swedish research sought to expand diabetes diagnosis — currently restricted to type-1 and type-2 — to five variants.

Diabetes: New test could detect the disease much earlier

New study recommends replacing glucose in standard diabetes detection test with a calorific milkshake containing glucose, fat and protein.

High-tech insulin is still unaffordable for over 50 million people

Closer attention to value for money could ensure an adequate supply of affordable insulin to treat everyone with diabetes worldwide.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.