Skipping Breakfast Increases Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes In Adults- Study

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL studies have indicated that breakfast skipping is associated with risk of type 2 diabetes. According to a recent study, there was a greater risk of type 2 diabetes in adults who skipped breakfast as compared to those adhered to a consistent breakfast routine. The study looked at data on 96,175 people to see if skipping breakfast had an impact on their health. What they found, was that the more people skipped breakfast – the more days a week – the higher their risk of type 2 diabetes,” said Cleveland…

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Targeted TB Screening Effective For Vulnerable Communities

THE targeted screening for active Tuberculosis (TB) among high risk groups, being spearheaded by the Ministry of health and Child Care’s National TB Program in partnership with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) bears fruits at community level. By Michael Gwarisa The National TB Program has partnered with The Union in intensifying active case finding for TB by targeting high risk groups and communities around the country. The initiative is being co-funded by Global Fund and USAID’s Challenge TB. In an interview with HealthTimes, The Union…

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Shot in the arm for Zimbabwe Diabetes Association

By Kudakwashe Pembere A Swiss based pharmaceutical company Novartis has handed over the Zimbabwe Diabetes Association five laptops to assist in the research which will assist the nation in enhancing the condition’s management. This comes as a boost to people living with diabetes in the country as it will keep them on the loop of what’s happening in Zimbabwe. Further considering the lack of research with the last one carried out in 2005 by Government, the donation will go a long way in updating the national data. ZDA president John…

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