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Enhancing Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Through Yoga

The holistic science of Yoga is the best lifestyle ever designed and is very effective in managing stress disorders and lifestyle disorders like diabetes. Modern research has focused on psycho-physiological beneficial effects of yoga which is more than a mere physical exercise.
It has been reported that even a short lifestyle modification and stress management education program based on yoga reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus (DM) within a period of 9 days.

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Alarming rise to Thyroid cases, women more prone to the disease

New Delhi: In a recent survey conducted by a private diagnostic chain one in ten adults in India suffers from hypothyroidism, with 50 per cent of them being women.Research is under way to find out why the numbers are going up. Strangely, it has increased more among women in the 20-40 age groups.
According to the survey, more than a quarter of India population suffers from thyroid disorders, that means about 32% Indians have various forms of thyroid disorders.

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Indian missions build momentum for celebration of International Yoga Day

New Delhi: Indian missions abroad are gearing up to celebrate the International Yoga Day on June 21. 

In Colombo, Sri Lankan President MaithripalaSirisena joined yoga enthusiasts at the Independence Square while NavtejSarna, Indian ambassador to the US led a group of yoga aficionados at the National Mall in Washington D C performing different asanason sunday.

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Cars to Predict Heart Attacks Soon

New Delhi: Scientists are developing a new system that can predict if a car driver is about to have a heart attack. This new system would help avoid road accidents due to an unexpected cardiac event.

Experiencing a heart attack behind the wheel can be dangerous – not only for the driver, but also for passengers and fellow motorists.

In the hope of reducing this risk, Toyota is developing new technology that can predict such an event and bring the car to a safe stop. Toyota is working alongside Michigan Medicine to develop the technology.

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Yoga: The Indian Way To Fight Depression

A 2011 study based on the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Survey Initiative reported that India has the highest rate of major depression in the world. What is of greater concern is that its incidence seems to be on the rise affecting people of all ages from teens to aged individuals; its affects people from all economic backgrounds from individuals striving for a decent meal to those leading a very lavish and glamorous lifestyle. What is of still greater concern is that depressed individuals sometimes take an extreme step of even ending their lives in this emotionally fragile state. The rise in suicides amongst teens and young adults in India has highlighted that this disorder needs to be taken seriously.