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MD Perspective
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Diabetes and TB interlinked, say doctors

New Delhi -- In more bad news for people diagnosed with diabetes, the lifestyle disease has now been linked to an increased incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in patients.

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11/15/13
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Expat Indian doctor’s book explains health issues to children

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Book: DareBone's Big Break; Authors: Gleeson Rebello, MD, and Jamie Harisiades; Publisher: SDP Publishing; Price: $14.95 (paperback), $4.80 (Kindle)

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09/06/13
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Forget colored lenses; now get blue or green eyes

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New Delhi -- Soraya (name changed) from Iran was not very happy with her natural brown eyes. But the 20 something now flashes startling green eyes.

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08/15/13
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Lifestyle, stress leads to rising acidity in youngsters

New Delhi -- Did you know that your child's recurring throat infection could be because of acidity? For reasons that are lifestyle-related and, therefore, well within our control, occurrence of acidity among youngsters is rising steadily and should be addressed with a visit to the doctor if it hampers daily life to avoid its long-term implications.

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08/01/13
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Lack of exercise makes Indian bones weaker

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Panaji -- Indian bones are conventionally weaker, deformed and more osteoporosis-prone compared to Americans or Britons, say leading knee replacement surgeons who participated in a knowledge-sharing exercise here on replacement surgeries.

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07/25/13
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Schizophrenia is treatable: Needs early diagnosis

Gurgaon/New Delhi -- A 55-year-old man from Gurgaon did not interact with anyone for 15 years apart from the one day every month he stepped out of his house to withdraw money from the bank and pick up groceries. Due to delusions he claimed he was a US intelligence agent and told some people he personally knew former president George Bush.

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07/18/13
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Young professionals falling prey to heart attacks

New Delhi -- Heart disease is no longer restricted to the middle-aged and the old. Long working hours at the desk, little physical exercise and unhealthy eating habits are also taking a toll on working professionals in their late twenties and early thirties, experts say.

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07/04/13
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Cut salt intake, exercise to avoid high Blood Pressure

Shruti Jain was a busy working mother juggling children, work and household chores with aplomb, until she suddenly collapsed in office one day. Diagnosed with a stroke, she had to undergo a six-month recuperation and paid a hefty fee at a private hospital.

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04/11/13
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Swine flu: Avoid crowded places

New Delhi, Feb 14 -- With reports of nearly 500 cases of swine flu from across the country this season, doctors and experts say the viral disease sees an upswing during winters but there is no need to panic. Closed and crowded spaces such as offices and air-conditioned homes aided the spread of the disease, say doctors.

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02/14/13
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India needs more infectious disease experts, says APXA founder Shah

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New Delhi -- Despite infectious diseases claiming over 20 million lives a year, India has just a handful of specialists in the field for its 1.2 billion population, says an Indian American expert pushing for this country to set up a specialist training programme to tackle this grave issue.

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12/17/12
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