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14th November 2018
Children and type 2 diabetes

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Today being World Diabetes Day, which focuses on family this year and also Children’s Day, this is an opportune time to talk about type 2 diabetes in children.

Usually perceived to be a disease of adult-onset, type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is now becoming common in children because of the rising prevalence of childhood obesity.

Here are some salient points about type 2 diabetes in children:...read more

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Merck Consumer Health India announced the publication of the country's first handbook that highlights the hitherto unknown benefits and widespread utility of Vitamin E titled - "Vitamin E.
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Today is World Diabetes Day: "The Family and Diabetes"

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Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 14th November 2018

Proper delegation can help avoid litigation: In the complicated maze of medical referrals and authorizations, a physician's reliance on a competent staff to work with benefit providers to complete any necessary paperwork is eminently reasonable. In the end, though, the patient will look to the physician as the one ultimately responsible for completing the task. Even if you think paperwork has been completed, it's best to check to avoid errors in patient care. Ensure that... read more

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Most infants do not sleep through the night till 6 months of age

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Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood

New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental effects on the reproductive system. These findings are reported ... read more


Denosumab effective in treating osteoporosis in transfusion-dependent thalassemia

For patients with osteoporosis caused by transfusion-dependent thalassemia, a twice-yearly injection of denosumab appears to improve spinal bone mineral density, according to a new study published online Oct. 31, 2018 in the ... read more


Risk of suicide is higher in patients with concussion and mild traumatic brain injury

A systematic review and meta-analysis published Nov. 12, 2018 in JAMA Neurology found that although rare, the risk of suicide was higher in patients with concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. They also had a higher risk of ... read more


Overweight kids often left in the dark about their high blood pressure

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Type 2 diabetes poses a massive public health challenge for India
Life threatening health complications can hamper living if timely management is not undertaken
 
New Delhi, 13th November 2018: Planned intermittent fasting may help in reversing Type 2 diabetes, indicates recent research. While lifestyle changes are important in managing the condition, some additional measures may be required. Type 2 diabetes normally affects older adults but is being increasingly noticed among younger Indians. They are at a greater risk of life-threatening complications including kidney damage and heart disease as well.

India currently shoulders 49% of the global diabetes burden, representing the ‘lifestyle disease’ as a massive public health obstacle for the second most populated country in the world. The number of people with the condition are bound to increase considering the rise in disposable incomes and living standards and will reach to almost 134 million by 2045.

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