Diabetes hits urban poor in rich cities

Diabetes, often seen as a rich man’s disease, is assuming epidemic proportions among the urban poor in “rich cities” and is more prevalent in states with higher GDP, shows a recent study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) across 15 states.The findings, published online in ‘The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology’, …

Poor sleep may point to onset of Alzheimer’s disease: study

Poor, disrupted sleep may indicate the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in people who are otherwise healthy, a study warns. Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US found that people who reported worse sleep quality, more sleep problems and daytime sleepiness had more biological markers for Alzheimer’s disease in their …

IIT Kanpur terminates 60 students for poor performance

IIT Kanpur has terminated sixty students from the courses they were pursuing for not performing satisfactorily despite warning. The Dean of Academics, Dr Neeraj Misra said the termination was a normal and lawful practice. Weak students were given opportunities for improving their performance. In case, they failed to make any …