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Diabetes cases increasing at alarming pace in UK

Diabetes cases increasing at alarming pace in UKUnhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyle is taking toll on health of people in the UK. Recent study revealed that there was a 74% rise in new cases of diabetes from 1997 to 2003.

But majority of cases are type 2 diabetes linked to obesity. Moreover number of diabetics is increasing at faster pace in UK as compared to US. Researchers analyzed the data from almost five million medical records

Eating disorders not tackled seriously by GP

Eating disorders not tackled seriously by GPRecent survey by a charity BEAT showed that people with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are not getting proper treatment and care from GP.

Researchers reached findings after analyzing data collected from 1,500 people with eating disorders. Survey also indicated that majority people feel that their GP can't understand their problem and don't know how to help them. Only 15% of patients believed that their GP understood their disorders. Report highlighted various cases of eating disorders badly treated by GP.

Majority supports ant-smoking law in public places: study

Majority supports ant-smoking law in public places: studyThe survey conducted by Pasumai Thayaagam, Voluntary Health Association of India and Healis Sekhasaria Institute for Public Health in December showed the public favor to the anti-smoking law imposed by the government.

1026 respondents in the age group of 15-64 in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata were interviewed between December 8 and 23 last year. Most of the study subjects were from the lower and middle income groups.

Think twice before you act on cosmetic surgeon’s advice

Think twice before you act on cosmetic surgeon’s adviceConsumer group Choice conducted a study to evaluate quality of service provided by cosmetic surgeons. Under the recent study, the women looking for cosmetic surgery treatment made 38 visits to 30 cosmetic surgery clinics in Sydney and Brisbane. These women enquired about breast augmentation, fat-removing liposuction or wrinkle-reducing Botox treatment. The study revealed some shocking facts.

Boffins identify brain region that predicts people's choices

Boffins identify brain region that predicts people's choicesWashington, Mar 25: Researchers have found a brain region which predicts choices before we even know what they are.

The finding may explain why people re-evaluate options after making decisions.

Researchers in the March 25 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience have reported that the activity in one brain structure can predict people''s preferences.

Thai, Chinese scientists launch climate change research

Thai, Chinese scientists launch climate change research Bangkok - A team of 30 Chinese and Thai scientists have launched a two-year joint research programme to study the impact of climate change on the monsoon variability - the annual rains that are key to regional rice production, media reports said Wednesday.

The joint research programme will investigate variability of the monsoon in the Indian Ocean and China and its likely impact on rice- growing in China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, The Nation newspaper reported.

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