Home Pregnancy parenting Basics Basics ians-Lekhaka By Lekhaka | Published: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 19:19 [IST] Pregnant women should not expose themselves to temperatures averaging 24 degrees Celsius or above, as they would run the risk of developing gestational diabetes, researchers said. In comparison, women who remained in colder climates with temperatures averaging minus 10 degrees or colder, stood less chances of developing the disease, a study found. Also Read: This Is One Of The Major Cause Of Gestational Diabetes The results of the study that tried to find out outdoor temperature exposure on pregnant women showed women in warmer climates had 7.7 per cent higher risk of developing gestational diabetes as compared to a 4.6 per cent risk of those staying in colder climates. Further, for every 10 degrees Celsius increase in temperature, there was a six to nine per cent relative increase in the risk, showed the finding which is based on the theory of how brown fat in … [Read more...] about Hot Weather May Up Risk Of Diabetes In Pregnancy
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Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Staff By Dr Anita K. Mohan on July 25, 2016 Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood (sugar) levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes. According to a 2014 analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of gestational diabetes is as high as 9.2%. Women who are obese or who've had gestational diabetes in their previous pregnancy or have a strong family history of diabetes are said to be at a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes. Also Read: Can Diet Prevent Gestational Diabetes Untreated or poorly controlled gestational diabetes can be harmful to the foetus. When one has gestational diabetes, the pancreas works overtime to produce insulin, but the insulin becomes ineffective. Although insulin does not cross the placenta, glucose and other nutrients do. Hence, extra blood glucose goes through the placenta, giving the baby high blood glucose levels. This … [Read more...] about Gestational Diabetes – A Common Condition During Pregnancy
Home Health Wellness Wellness ians-Lekhaka By Lekhaka on March 6, 2017 Girls who start their first period at age 11 or younger are 50 per cent more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy than those who experienced it at the age of 13, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, say. Gestational diabetes is an increasingly common pregnancy complication and can have long-lasting health consequences for mothers and their children. Early puberty in girls had now been shown to be a significant marker for several adverse health outcomes, including gestational diabetes, said Gita Mishra, professor at University of Queensland. "Research into this topic is of particular public health importance due to global trends of girls starting their menstrual cycles at a younger age," Mishra said. The significant association with gestational diabetes risk remained even after researchers took into account body mass index and childhood, reproductive and lifestyle factors. For … [Read more...] about This Is One Of The Major Cause Of Gestational Diabetes
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Staff By Dr. H. PARAMESH on June 29, 2016 The carbon dioxide emission in the atmosphere is the major source of global warming and it enhances the greenhouse effect as well. During the pre-industrial time, the carbon dioxide gas was mainly emitted from the respiratory tracts of animals, from volcanic eruptions, decomposition of dead material, burning and forest fires. However, today, burning of fossil fuels, exhaust of fumes from rapid urbanisation, increase in the density of pollution, deforestation and intense animal agriculture can also lead to the rapid emission of carbon dioxide gas. The dramatic change in the global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration coincides with the start of the industrial revolution in the mid 1800s, when burning of large quantities of fossil fuels became a prominent feature in the global climate. The increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can prolong the flowery season and increase the … [Read more...] about Climatic Change And Its Ill Effects
The winter holidays are around the corner, and we’re already imagining what our family dinners and ski resort outings will look like through the latest Instagram filters, or how many likes and followers we might earn over the break. Meanwhile in the UK, a new study on the compulsive urge to take selfies seems to lend scientific clout to a new phenomenon termed selfitis, which had initially been reported as a hoax that has since gone viral. Source: faking news Reporting on the study by Janarthanan Balakrishna and Mark Griffiths published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, the press is quick to feed current moral panics on epidemics of narcissism and low self-confidence among today’s youth. But what do scientists actually say? It is important to consider that scientific studies reported in the press are often simplified to a few decontextualized points, which the public will then remember in an even more simplified … [Read more...] about Selfitis: Fake News or Mental Illness?