Young diabetics more at risk of Parkinson’s: Study

London, June 14 : Young adults with Type-2 diabetes may be at increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to a study. The findings showed that those with Type-2 diabetes had a 31 per cent greater risk of a later diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease than those without diabetes. The risk was even […]

Oral antifungal drug not linked with high risk of stillbirth

London, June 14 : Maternal intake of oral antifungal drug during pregnancy is not linked to an increased risk of stillbirth, say researchers. Previous studies had reported that the use of drug fluconazole in pregnancy was linked to an increased risk of spontaneous abortion, and suggested that it might also be associated with stillbirth. However, […]

Rejecting Ayushman Bharat, Odisha to implement own scheme

Bhubaneswar, June 14 : The Odisha government on Thursday said it will not implement the Ayushman Bharat, the Central government’s ambitious health insurance scheme but the ‘Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana’ which was announced two days ago. “There is no need to implement the Ayushman Bharat scheme since we have decided to implement our own scheme […]

Antipsychotic drugs can up diabetes, obesity risk among youth

New York, June 14 : Prescribing antipsychotic drugs to children and adolescents, even for short-term, can cause weight gain and the risk of developing diabetes, researchers have warned. Antipsychotic drugs are used to treat conditions such as pediatric-onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in many youths who do not respond to stimulant medications. […]

Vajpayee fine, likely to fully recover in few days: AIIMS

New Delhi, June 13 : Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection, is showing “significant” improvement and would be able to “fully recover” in the next few days, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said on Wednesday. “He has shown significant improvement with treatment over the last 48 hours. His kidney function […]

Smoking, diabetes linked to dementia risk

London, June 13 : While smoking and diabetes have long been known to increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, researchers have warned that it can clog brain region crucial to memory, increasing the risk for dementia. The findings showed that smoking and diabetes may have link with increased risk of calcification — calcium […]