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    Did My Accident Cause The Diabetes?

    A traumatic accident changes the victim forever.Sometimes, it leaves deep psychological scars. Sometimes, it takes away the person's mobility. For 32-year-old Anurag, it gave diabetes; while he was battling life and death on a hospital bed.'The Pancreas Was Damaged Completely'Anurag recalls:"It was early December in 2017. I was on a bike, riding from Chandigarh to Delhi after an event. My...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Weak Liver Function in Pregnancy Can Cause Obesity in Kids: Study

    Impaired liver function during pregnancy may alter gut bacteria composition and increase the risk of obesity in children, according to a new study.In a rodent of model of the most common liver disease in pregnancy, the composition of gut bacteria in offspring was altered and liver function impaired, particularly when they were fed a Western-style, high-fat diet.Caroline Ovadia,...

    • 2 days ago
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    Decoding: Can Dengue be Sexually-Transmitted?

    A strange and unprecedented case has us questioning what we thought we knew about dengue and its transmission.Dengue is a vector-borne virus that spreads through the bite of an infected mosquito. Right? Well, mostly yes but in a rare case from Spain, a 41-year-old man seems to have contracted the dengue virus from sexual-transmission.FIT spoke to a few experts to help explain the case and clarify if...

    • 2 days ago
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    Lata Mangeshkar in ICU; Recovering from Viral Infection

    Veteran singing legend Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital for a chest infection. She was taken to the hospital at around 1:30 am on Monday, 11 November, morning reported The Hindu. Lata Mangeshkar in the ICU, her sister Usha says that she is recovering. Mangeshkar's younger sister Usha said the singer had a viral infection and should be discharged by Tuesday, 12...

    • 2 days ago
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    Traveling to Outer Space Alters Heart Cells: Study

    Heart cells are altered in space but return to normal within 10 days on Earth, say researchers who examined cell-level cardiac function and gene expression in human heart cells cultured aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for 5.5 weeks.Exposure to microgravity altered the expression of thousands of genes, but largely normal patterns of gene expression reappeared within 10 days after...

    • 2 days ago
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    Going to the Movies? You Can Have Fun and Still Stick to Your Diet

    'Going for a movie this weekend'. These are the words I dread the most when I hear them from a client. No, I have nothing against watching movies - I am a movie buff myself - but it is the food that they invariably end up eating while at the movies that fills me with dread.This is because it is, by default, unhealthy, highly calorific and sugar/salt laden; all recipes...

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    1 in 10 Indian Children Show Early Signs of Diabetes: Survey

    Even as Indian children continue to grapple with undernutrition, the first ever national nutrition survey of children and adolescents shows a growing risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease, with many showing early signs of these diseases.Almost one in 10 children, 5 to 9 years, were pre-diabetic and 1% were already diabetic,...

    • 2 days ago
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    First Ever Case of Dengue Spread Via Sexual-Transmission Confirmed

    Doctors in Spain have recorded the first ever case of dengue virus to be transmitted through sexual contact.A 41-year-old man from Madrid contracted the dengue virus after having sex with his male partner.The man's partner had been exposed to the virus on a trip to Cuba, according to health officials from Madrid Public Health Department.According to The Telegraph, the man...

    • 2 days ago
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    How Can India Wipe out TB When 25% of Patients Are 'Missing'?

    Tuberculosis (TB) cases in India declined by 1.8% from 2.74 million in 2017 to 2.69 million in 2018, but the rate of decline is not enough to meet India's target of eliminating TB ⁠- a disease that killed one in six of those infected in 2018--by 2025, according to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) 2019 Global TB report.The rate of decline in India (1.8% per year) is...

    • 2 days ago
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    Sexolve 178: "My Husband Masturbates Thinking About Younger Girls"

    Sexolve is equal rights activist Harish Iyer's Q&A space on FIT.If you have any queries regarding sex, sexuality or your relationship, and need some advice, answers or just someone to hear you out - write in to Harish Iyer, and he'll try and 'sexolve' it for you. Drop in a mail to sexolve@thequint.com.This week's Q&As below:'My Husband Is...

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