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Excessive mobile phone use and obesity in children

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Obesity is continuously rising in various parts of the world. Individual behaviors and environmental factors lead to excess caloric intake and inadequate amounts of physical activity.The commonly attributed factors are Increased snacking  Move sugary snacks away from checkouts and shop entrances, obesity campaigners sayhttps://t.co/Sbg4Wmvi8F pic.twitter.com/Lq2KnWp3Pv — ITV News (@itvnews) November 17, 2018 Larger portion sizes  […]

Diabetes

How to assess that you are at risk of type 2 diabetes?

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A recent ICMR research report says that more than half of respondent said no when asked, ” have you ever heard the term Diabetes” . Equally surprising is the fact the even those who said yes, half of them did not know that diabetes can be actually prevented. We are exploring the scientific ways to […]

Diabetes

How many Indians are aware of the disease ” Diabetes ” ?

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We have the world’s largest population of diabetes in india. But not many indians know the disease “Diabetes” , let alone knowing the ways to prevent it. We are exploring the level of diabetes awareness in indian population. These are some startling observations reported in a recent ICMR  research report . Percentage of Indians who have  […]

Obesity

Running : How important is it for health and fitness ?

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Credit : Pixabay Physical inactivity continues to be the underlying cause of  millions of deaths per year. it is  from diabetes, obesity and cardio-vascular disorders.. Five to 10 minutes per day of running  at around 6 miles per hour can reduce this risk.  Recent researches have established that Runners  live longer than non-runners.   The physical inactivity is a global […]

Obesity

Obesity : Walking for weight loss

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Researchers have reported that countries where people walk a lot , have lesser incidence of obesity . These are some important facts about  walking for weight reduction. Content: Obesity : The adverse effects Walking:  The best choice Solution to the problem Track your daily progress Monitor  your weight , body fat and BMI conclusion 1. […]

Obesity

Obesity: How to monitor body weight for weight loss?

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With  approximately two-thirds of the adult population being  overweight or obese. its important for everybody to know, what exactly should be ones weight, appropriate for age and gender.  Obesity is linked to many medical, psychological, and social conditions, so  its is important that we keep a check on it. obesity The increased prevalence of obesity these […]

Medical practice

4D Ultrasound for sex determination

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Four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound (real-time volume sonography), a technology, started in developed world for encouraging  bonding of the parents with the fetus. It  is  widely been perceived to be  used for sex determination during pregnancy in India. 4D ultrasound or live 3D ultrasound provides  real lifelike foetal images in real time,  . It help doctors to see […]

Medical practice

Medical Abortions in India : Need for a policy change

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In a study published in the prestigious journal,  Lancet Global Health, 2018, Kirti Iyengar and Kristina Gemzell Danielsson have called for need for overhaul of policy on contraception and abortion in India. The problem estimate It points to the huge burden of unintended pregnancy in India as India’s family welfare programme has been sterilisation-focused and the contraceptive […]

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Doctor consultation : Important tips for patients to make best of doctor consultation visit

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The doctor consultations are  focused  on prescribing you the correct treatment . You often have more unanswered questions than  answers after every doctor consultation visit. These are some important tips to make best of your doctor consultation visit. 1. Understand your doctor before you consult. Area of specialization and popularity: There are super specializations with in […]

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma Screening : Indian scenario.  

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India carries the biggest burden of Retinoblastoma globally, with an estimated 1500 new cases annually, which account for almost 20% of total Retinoblastoma population. Regular screening of the children at risk at is must for early identification and management. Panel issues first U.S. guidelines for childhood #retinoblastoma screening – American Academy of Ophthalmology https://t.co/aj2Zs20T1a pic.twitter.com/JnsiTkfJ9c — OPHTHALMOLOGIST […]