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Workplace stress heightens diabetes risk

Scientists in Israel have linked development of diabetes to stress at the workplace, made worse by low social support. Cases of type 2 diabetes continue to rise in the US. And while the development of the disease is more commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has

Obese men in 20s may die in middle age

Families of chubby youngsters, beware! Men who turn obese in their early 20s are significantly less likely to reach their middle age, a new study published in the British Medical Journal has suggested. Also such youngsters are also up to eight times more likely to suffer diabetes, potentially fatal blood clots or a heart attack,

Bird flu cases rise to 31 in Shanghai

The number of avian flu affected cases reached 31 in Shanghai, with the confirmation of a new case Wednesday, health authorities said. An 89-year-old man surnamed Chen, tested positive for H7N9 Tuesday night at the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, reported Xinhua citing a statement from the Shanghai Municipal Health and Family

Free treatment for accident victims on Gurgaon-Jaipur road

NEW DELHI: In the next couple of months, all victims of road accidents occurring on Gurgaon-Jaipur stretch of NH-8 would get free medical treatment, including hospitalization, for first 48 hours after any crash. High number of road deaths and injuries on this stretch has prompted the Centre to zero in on this area, though earlier