Management of Diabetes during Ramadan

Diabetes is one of the four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) contributing to global morbidity and mortality. There are over 150 million Muslims with diabetes worldwide. So, Ramadan has a major impact on Diabetes management in the Muslim population.

Stroke recurrence and long-term mortality

The risk for recurrence in patients with either ischemic stroke (IS) or intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is substantial, especially with poor risk factor control. The impact of a first stroke versus a recurrent stroke on future events has not been well studied.

Experts set out future of autism care and treatment with focus on personalised approaches

A new, comprehensive model of autism care and treatment that prioritises personalised, stepped care approaches is urgently needed, according to a new international report published in The Lancet.

Beating challenges to global child and adolescent health

The latest special issue of PLOS Medicine outlined different aspects of child and adolescent health and development and the social determinants of health. It focused specifically on the health of infants, children, and adolescents in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Why am I still awake?

According to the experts, 7-9 hours of sleep at night is ideal for humans between 18-64 years of ages. It is the time when the body repairs and restores itself. Insufficient sleep may lead to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and a weak immune system, of course.

Optimising Tuberculosis preventive therapy for persons with HIV

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be common comorbidity among persons with HIV, particularly in high-burden countries.

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

High BMI linked to death, and longer ICU stay in COVID patients

In patients with COVID-19, a high body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of death and prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay, according to a new

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

Every extra 1 cm in waist circumference increases odds of advanced fibrosis by 5%

New research being presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found a link between larger waistlines and the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D).

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Beating challenges to global child and adolescent health

The latest special issue of PLOS Medicine outlined different aspects of child and adolescent health and development and the social determinants of health. It focused specifically on the health of infants, children, and adolescents in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

September 26, 2021
September 26, 2021

Why am I still awake?

According to the experts, 7-9 hours of sleep at night is ideal for humans between 18-64 years of ages. It is the time when the body repairs and restores itself. Insufficient sleep may lead to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and a weak immune system, of course.

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

Optimising Tuberculosis preventive therapy for persons with HIV

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be common comorbidity among persons with HIV, particularly in high-burden countries.

September 12, 2021
September 12, 2021

Feasibility of a wide-ranging vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 and its present (and future) variants

Since 2003, outbreaks of severe respiratory disease caused by the Coronaviruses SARS-CoV-1, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2 have occurred,

September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021

Can a salt substitute lower the incidence of stroke?

Reducing dietary sodium, in combination with increasing dietary potassium, can lower blood pressure (BP) in some “salt-sensitive” people.

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

Delta variant doubles risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation compared to alpha variant

People infected with the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant have approximately double the risk of hospitalisation compared with those infected with the

August 22, 2021
August 22, 2021

Children of mothers with diabetes during pregnancy have an increased risk of eye problems

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that mothers who have diabetes before or during their pregnancy are more likely to have children who go on to develop eye problems.

August 8, 2021
August 8, 2021

Diabetes is associated with a significant increase in the risk of hospitalisation and mortality

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that individuals with diabetes are significantly more likely to be hospitalised and have a greater risk of dying from infections, and this elevated risk is more pronounced in younger adults with diabetes.