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Ahmedabad may emerge as diabetes capital of India

Gujarat and more importantly Ahmedabad may emerge as diabetes capital of India.

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Source: The Times of India


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10pc Pakistanis suffer from diabetes

Ten percent of the population in Pakistan is suffering from diabetes, one of the most challenging public health problems of the 21st century and the leading cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world.

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Source: The Nation
 


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Qatar world's most overweight nation - report

Qatar, which has the highest per capita wealth in the world, is also the obesity capital of the world, with over half the population overweight, according to a report in the UK.

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Source: Arabian Business News


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Shift workers 'risking' diabetes and obesity

Shift workers getting too little sleep at the wrong time of day may be increasing their risk of diabetes and obesity, according to researchers.

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Source: BBC


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David Cameron to chair UN committee overseeing development goals

David Cameron has been asked by the UN to chair a new committee on millennium development goals.

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Source: The Guardian


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Diabetes blood pressure control warning

Half of people with diabetes are failing to keep control of their blood pressure, risking "damaging" complications, figures suggest.

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Source: BBC


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Call for funds to prevent diabetes

A hotline should be established to provide advice to people concerned about their risk of diabetes in a bid to stem the rising epidemic, a patients' group says.

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Source: The Age

 


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Population ageing and health

Health implications of population ageing are misrepresented in the media, in policy debates, and sometimes in academic research.

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Source: The Lancet


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Diabetes continuing to spike in China

The more common type of diabetes in China grew by 30 percent in just seven years, according to a new survey of thousands of Shanghai residents.

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Source: Reuters


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Surgery can put Type 2 diabetes into remission

Nearly 26 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and now researchers say they may have a way to reverse the disease for many of them. Their studies give clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes.

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Source: The Wall Street Journal


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