ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Non-communicable Diseases and Their Macroeconomic Impact in India

Non-communicable diseases now account for two-thirds of the total mortality in India and are projected to account for an estimated 75% of the total mortality by 2030. Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases, and diabetes are the country’s leading causes of death. Taken as a whole,...

Diabetes Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies

Awareness about risk factors is a prerequisite for the prevention of diabetes mellitus amongst diabetic patients. A questionnaire-based survey of diabetic patients adapted from “WHO-STEPS Surveillance” was performed during 2018 in Punjab, using descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression. The overall awareness level was found to be 83%, but perception and comprehension regarding risk factors and prevention strategies are still at a nascent stage. There is need for innovative awareness programmes and government campaigns on the consequences of lifestyle modification, sedentary lifestyle, and altering epidemiology of diabetes.

Drug Price Control

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority ( NPPA ) released a new set of price notifications for 50 cardiovascular and diabetes medicines under paragraph 19 of the Drug Prices Control Order ( DPCO ), 2013, on 10 July. The notifications for the 108 formulations (two were subsequently withdrawn)...

PDS and the Rise of NCDs in Rural India

Is there a connection between the public distribution system (PDS) and the increasing reports on the high incidences of Type II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in rural India and among the poor in urban India? Why should these non-communicable diseases (NCDs) normally associated with...

Adolescent Obesity: An Epidemic in the Offing?

Obesity rates have already reached alarming proportions in high income countries, and are rising rapidly in developing countries, especially among families that are both resource and time constrained. If measures are not taken to head off the problem in countries like India, the consequences could be dire.
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