Non-Communicable Diseases: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Lancet: Life Expectancy in India increases to 70.8 years

The recently published Lancet medical report says that the life expectancy of India has increased since 1990. Key findings of the report The life expectancy of India has increased from 59.6 years in 1992 to 70.8 years in 2019. Kerala has the highest life expectancy. In Kerala life expectancy has increased to 77.3 years. The ..

September 29: World Heart Day

Every year, the World Heart Day is observed on September 29. The day is observed to create awareness about cardio vascular diseases. It was initiated by World Heart Foundation. Highlights The day is important as cardio vascular diseases are the leading cause of death that claims 17.9 million lives a year. Also, the day is ..

Kerala wins United Nations Award for Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

On September 24, 2020, Kerala won the United Nation Interagency Task Force Award for its outstanding performance in controlling non-communicable diseases related Sustainable Development Goals. Highlights The award recognised achievements of the state during 2019 in the prevention and control of Non communicable Diseases and mental health. The State has facilities at all levels to ..

Testing Pregnant Women for Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes refers to high blood sugar level that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. Even though it can occur at any stage of pregnancy, but is more common in the second half. Gestational diabetes occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin which helps control blood sugar levels for meeting the ..

What are main communicable and non-communicable human diseases?

Communicable Disease or infectious disease is resulting from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents, including pathogenic viruses, pathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. The main communicable diseases are as follows: Diseases Caused By Virus These include – AIDS, Chickenpox Poliomyelitis:, Measles, Rubella or German measles, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, ..