Category Archives: Non-Communicable Disease

Medical information, latest research and published papers related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in India and around the world including the key chronic diseases of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

Cancer and Diabetes: The Disharmonious Disease Alliance

We need to battle against cancer and diabetes together and in fact, prevention as well as control measures need to be addressed…

Read more »
Also posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Featured 2, Oncology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

c.*84G>A Mutation in CETP Is Associated with Coronary Artery Disease in South Indians

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. CAD and its clinical manifestations are etiologically complex, with approximately equal contributions from…

Read more »
Also posted in Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular Featured 2 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Profile of Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases in Punjab, Northern India

The Punjab is a large state in northern India (population of 2.7 million as per 2011 census) which enjoys the reputation of being the ‘food basket’ of nation with a medium human development level. It is witnessing a disturbing growth in NCDs related mortality…

Read more »
Also posted in Non-Communicable Disease Featured 1 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The impact of dengue fever on the heart

The alarming rise of dengue fever in India in recent years is a cause for serious concern. Dengue infection, though largely self-limiting is considered a dreaded disease because of its potentially fatal complications in a proportion of patients. Cardiac manifestations in dengue are reported infrequently but can be some of… 

Read more »
Also posted in Cardiovascular | Tagged , , , , | 2 Responses

Indians predisposed to population-specific genetic diseases

Researchers are better connecting the science of population genetics to population health and complex diseases. Scientists are observing an increase in recessive disorders and complex genetic diseases in Indian populations. Key Point: India consists of a large number of small, generally un-integrated communities. The genetic makeup of different communities is… 

Read more »
Also posted in Non-Communicable Disease Featured 2, Primary Care | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Response

Chronic Respiratory Disorders Create Significant Health Care Burden

Key Point: See the questions below to ask your patients to better assess the risk factors contributing to CRD and help them with the preventative process to avoid the disease altogether. Chronic Respiratory Disorders (CRDs), including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic bronchitis create a significant health care… 

Read more »
Also posted in Non-Communicable Disease Featured 2, Primary Care | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Increased physical activity in Indian children may slow NCD development

What is known: Lack of physical activity in childhood can lead to disease in adulthood High blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, arthritis, cancers and insulin resistance are among the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) seen in adults who were physically inactive as children Activity is defined as at least one hour a… 

Read more »
Also posted in Pediatrics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment