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#WorldSightDay: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment

More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and farsightedness, glaucoma and cataract,  according to the first World report on vision issued by the World Health Organization. The report, launched ahead of World Sight Day on 10 October, found […]

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Even naturally sweet drinks may increase diabetes risk, reveals study

While researchers already knew that drinks with added sugar could increase a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that the same may be true for naturally sweet drinks, such as 100% fruit juices, as well as artificially sweetened beverages, such as ‘diet’ soft drinks. The evidence surrounding diet soda and its […]

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10% weight loss could send type 2 diabetes into remission, reveals study

Across the world, some 400 million people experience type 2 diabetes: a chronic health condition that can affect several major organs in your body, and eventually lead to heart disease, kidney damage, blindness, and more. The good news is type 2 diabetes can often be avoided through managing your weight, exercising regularly, and eating a […]

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Higher risk of stroke can follow midlife type 2 diabetes, reveals study

Strokes are serious attacks in the brain that deprive nerve cells of oxygen by cutting off their blood supply. Without oxygen, cells soon begin to die. Researchers from establishments in Sweden and China carried out the new study. They wanted to examine the relationship between midlife type 2 diabetes and cerebrovascular disease later in life […]

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All you need to know about diabetic shock

People with mild low blood sugar, which doctors call insulin reaction or hypoglycaemia, are usually conscious and can treat themselves. People experiencing hypoglycaemia often experience headaches, dizziness, sweating, shaking, and a feeling of anxiety. When a person experiences diabetic shock, or severe hypoglycaemia, they may lose consciousness, have trouble speaking, and experience double vision. Early […]

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High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says study

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says study

Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.Almost half of all deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years. WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- […]

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