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Sugary drinks linked to higher stroke risk: study

Women who imbibe sugary soft drinks almost every day are 83 percent more likely to have a certain type of stroke than women who rarely drink sodas and other sweetened beverages, according to a Japanese study.

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Source: Reuters


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Growing Threat of Diabetic Eye Disease

The diabetes epidemic in the United States continues to have a serious impact on health, especially on vision. Today, it is estimated that more than 25 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million adults aged 20 and older have prediabetes. According to the 2012 Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute, more than 7.6 million people ages 40 and older have diabetic retinopathy, an 89 percent increase from 10 years ago. Additionally, people with diabetes are at greater risk for other eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataract.

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Diabetes: How cellphones help tackle India's ticking time bomb

(CNN) -- At the end of April 2010, a couple of weeks before the WHO announced a major 2011 U.N. summit on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), I left Merck to start Arogya World, a U.S.-based non-profit with a bold mission -- to change the course of chronic disease. This was the beginning of a very personal journey for me, and the expression of a heartfelt desire to gather like-minded people and make a meaningful contribution to global health.

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Study sees rise in young stroke sufferers

Strokes are most common in old age, but U.S. research suggests that lifestyle is putting younger people increasingly at risk for suffering strokes too.

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Source: Reuters


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Diabetes UK warns of health 'calamity'

Charity calls for government intervention amid fears another 700,000 Britons will be diagnosed with disease by 2020.

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Source: The Guardian


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HEAL Foundation is first Asian 'World Diabetes Day Champion'

Recognizing the constant efforts in improving diabetes awareness and prevention in India, International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has declared HEAL Foundation, a not-for-profit health awareness and advocacy group, this year's 'World Diabetes Day Champion'.

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Source: News Track India


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Oman gears up to fight diabetes

Muscat: The Ministry of Health has partnered with Lilly, a pharmaceutical leader, to enhance diabetes education and management in the Sultanate.

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Source: Times of Oman


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Sleep apnea in pregnancy may harm mom and baby

Women who experience sleep apnea during pregnancy may face an increased of risk of health problems, for both themselves and their newborns, a new study suggests.

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Community program may help some obese kids

Heavy kids who took part in a program hosted at community YMCAs were able keep off some extra weight and improved their quality of life, including relationships with peers and functioning at school.

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Source: Reuters


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Obesity Prevention Starts in the Morning and at School

The stats on obesity keep getting worse. A new study released this week predicts that obesity among Americans may grow from about a third of the population to at least 44% in every state. Even scarier, the obesity rates in 13 states will likely reach 60%, according to the report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Source: WebMD


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