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Diabetes can affect your vision- an eye-opening fact

Diabetes can affect your vision- an eye-opening fact

In India, diabetes is spreading like an epidemic. More than 651 million people are struggling with this condition which is not even sparing children and young working adults.

In 2015, almost 415 million adults were living with diabetes and the number is predicted to escalate to 642 million by 2040 (International Diabetes Federation). Diabetes not only affects the overall health of the body but is a deadly threat to the eyesight.

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Tips for successful knee replacement rehabilitation in winters

Tips for successful knee replacement rehabilitation in winters

A total knee replacement (TKR) is a complex procedure that requires a Joint Replacement Surgeon to make precise measurements and skillfully remove the diseased portions of your bone, in order to shape the remaining bone to accommodate the knee implant.

Dr (Prof) Anil Arora is one among a rare group of surgeons in India who are adept at applying Pinless Computer Navigated techniques to joint replacement (arthroplasty) procedures. He is able to correct severe deformities using this technology.

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Tips to prevent breast cancer in women

Tips to prevent breast cancer in women

Cervical cancer was once considered one of the most life-threatening diseases for women, claiming one life every seven minutes, as per data recorded in 2008.

Today, however, breast cancer has replaced it as the biggest cause of concern. It is one of the most prevalent maladies amongst Indian women and claims one life every 10 minutes. The rate at which breast cancer is spreading its fatal tentacles across India has much to do with unhealthy lifestyle habits. Early detection can help a woman control the cancer from spreading or becoming malignant.

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Dealing with climate change is more important than merely adapting to it, says Norway ambassador

Dealing with climate change is more important than merely adapting to it, says Norway ambassador

Norway's Ambassador to India Nils Ragnar Kamsvag recently shared Norway's experience on dealing with climate change at the International Conference on Climate Change, Water, Agriculture and Food Security held in Hyderabad.

Climate change adaptation is important, but dealing with climate change is more important. We have to try to limit the climate change and take radical steps internationally, stated Ambassador Kamsvag in his opening remarks at the conference.

Norwegian Seafood Council aims to nurture consumer base in India

Norwegian Seafood Council aims to nurture consumer base in India

The Norwegian Seafood Council continues to expand its reach in India. This time it teamed up with the Sweden & Norwegian missions to cater to a bigger group of Nordic consumers of Salmon.

The Consulate General of Sweden, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in India (SCCI) & Royal Norwegian Consulate-General, Mumbai recently hosted a Nobel memorial dinner to celebrate the annual Nobel Prize announcements in Stockholm, Sweden and also create awareness about the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the region.

Successful heart transplant at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, courtesy an ex-serviceman

Successful heart transplant at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, courtesy an ex-serviceman

A team of doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) performed a lifesaving heart transplant on a 61-year-old male recipient suffering from ischemic cardiomyopathy.

The donor was a 55-year- old ex-serviceman who had met with a road accident and was brought to Fortis Hospital, NOIDA in a critical condition. After sustained efforts to revive the patient, he was declared brain dead by the Emergency Response Team and a battery of Neuro Surgeons.

The family overcame their grief and came forward to donate the organs of the departed, following counselling.

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Delhi 'Lung'uishing due to oxygen starved air

Delhi 'Lung'uishing due to oxygen starved air

Diwali is no more a festival to allay darkness; rather it has turned into a festival for thickening darkness.

With one more bout of fire crackers, the killer pollution, engulfing life in its vice like grip, would only become more lethal.

It can be well understood that kids are in the forefront of bearing its brunt because pollution perked up is disrobing them of the shield of immunity, leaving them as sitting ducks for virus, bacteria and other disease agents prowling in the environment. Their immunity is imperiled, so are their lives.

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Education specialists Venkateshwar group enters Healthcare vertical

Education specialists Venkateshwar group enters Healthcare vertical

With a sense of commitment to healthcare and an eye on achieving global excellence in the services sector, Venkateshwar Hospital is the new state-the-art healthcare facility in Delhi.

Situated in Dwarka, set across 8000 square meter, it is the only super specialty hospital on this scale in the area.

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Vaping causes lesser lungs damage than traditional cigs, feel most under-35 Americans

Vaping causes lesser lungs damage than traditional cigs, feel most under-35 Americans

Surveys have already stated that electronic cigarettes may not be that safe after all as emissions from e-cigarette can actually damage lung cells.

But still most Americans under age 35 think that using e-cigarettes does not cause as much damage to lungs as compared to traditional cigarettes, says a study.

The results of a new national consumer survey, which included more than 2,000 people under the age of 35, showed that 44 percent of survey respondents reported believing that e-cigarettes are less harmful to the lungs than traditional cigarettes.

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6-months clinical trial data finds Indian thin strut fully dissolvable stent to be safe

6-months clinical trial data finds Indian thin strut fully dissolvable stent to be safe

Findings of the six month clinical trial on the first thin strut fully dissolvable stent in the world, developed in India, were unveiled at the prestigious main arena, Late Breaking Clinical Trials/First Report Investigations at the Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016, Washington DC on October 31.

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