Tag Archives: Diseases

Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested. When beta cells — the cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin — become dysfunctional, the body cannot make insulin to control blood sugar (glucose) and levels ... Read More »

Cut down on salt to prevent kidney diseases at young age, say doctors

Cutting down on the intake of salt can go a long way in preventing kidney diseases at a young age, say health experts. Kidney failure is among the top five major causes of death in the country. There has been an increase in the number of patients in the age group of 25 to 30 seeking dialysis, which was not ... Read More »

Do you lead a sedentary lifestyle? Counter diseases through wellness activities

Sixty one percent of the deaths in India in the age group of 30 to 70 are due to non-communicable diseases such as heart disorders, diabetes, and cancer, according to a WHO report published in September 2017. Most of these are preventable deaths since they are associated with lifestyle choices made by individuals from early on in their lives. The ... Read More »

Insufficient zinc supply to lung cells can cause respiratory diseases

Respiratory diseases that develop due to an overproduction of mucus are caused by an insufficient zinc supply to lung epithelial cells, a study has found. Obstructive pulmonary disease is a collective term for refractory respiratory diseases with chronic airway inflammation and excessive mucus retention that are accompanied by airway obstruction. They include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that presents with ... Read More »

Indians prone to rare genetic diseases: Study

  People living in India and other South Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, according to a genomic analysis that may help detect and prevent population-specific disorders. Several diseases specific to South Asian populations had been identified in the past, but the genetic causes of the vast majority remained largely mysterious. The study, led by Harvard Medical ... Read More »

Yoga Helps In Resilience Against Non-Communicable Diseases

Yoga can contribute to resilience against non-communicable diseases and can be used for preventing and controlling many other lifestyle diseases, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Wednesday. “Major non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, stroke and chronic obstructive lung disease are to a great extent due to unhealthy lifestyle. If the body is a temple of the mind, yoga ... Read More »