Prevention of Blindness Week in India and Diabetes

    Prevention of Blindness Week India: The first week of April is dedicated to Prevent of Blindness in India. Every year roughly 3.5 billion people suffer from total or partial blindness in India. According to National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB), the main causes of blindness are Cataract Corneal blindness Surgical complication Posterior Segment Disorder Posterior Capsular Opacification The prolonged exposure to glaring monitors and eye strains usually lead to fatigue and headaches. This strain can lead to retinal damage which can further worsen leading to vision loss.…

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World Health Day – Follow These Steps to Beat Diabetes

Diabetes is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India with more than 62 million diabetic individuals currently diagnosed with the disease. In 2000, India (31.7 million) topped the world with the highest number of people with diabetes mellitus followed by China (20.8 million) with the United States (17.7 million) in second and third place respectively. It is predicted that by 2030 diabetes mellitus may afflict up to 79.4 million individuals in India, while China (42.3 million) and the United States (30.3 million) will also see significant increases…

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