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.

Influence of Distance Between Residence and Health Facilities on Non-Communicable Diseases: An Assessment Over Hypertension and Diabetes in Bangladesh

Non-communicable diseases have been the focus of many medical studies for its detrimental effects, both social and economic, in developing countries. One of the unexplored aspect of these diseases is how they are affected by the distances between potential patients’ residence and…

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Seven-Year Longitudinal Change in Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases in Rural Kerala, India

Every year an estimated 38 million deaths occur globally due to non-communicable diseases, namely cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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… 

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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… 

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