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PM Dahal launches new health campaign on New Year

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has launched the ‘My Year 2074: Healthy Myself, Healthy Nation’ campaign coinciding with the first day of the New Year, according to the Bikram Sambat calendar, on Saturday.

The campaign, initiated by the Ministry of Health, was launched to make citizens aware about health and to create a healthy nation.

A rally was also organsied to mark the campaign. Starting from the Stadium, the rally had encircled different places of Kathmandu and ended at Basantapur.

Health Minister Gagan Thapa, ministers, lawmakers, civil servants, civil society members and representatives of different organisations took part at the function held at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu today.

The Ministry would cooperate with public and private health institutions and other stakeholders and launch various awareness programmes during the campaign throughout the year.

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Type 2 diabetes early in life found to increase risk of fatal heart disease by 60 pc

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KATHMANDU — Developing Type 2 diabetes early in life increases risk of death linked to heart disease by 60 percent, according to a study published in Diabetologia.

The condition was once considered a disease of the elderly but the obesity epidemic has led to a surge in cases in young adults and even children too.

Research on 744,000 sufferers over 15 years to 2011 found the average diagnosis age was 59 and there were 115,363 deaths during the period.

It was associated with a 60 percent higher relative risk of dying from heart disease or stroke. Not only that, it was linked to almost a 30 percent higher risk of death from any cause, though a lower risk of dying from cancer was seen.

“Type 2 diabetes in young people is somewhat aggressive and leads to higher mortality,” said study co-author Dianna Magliano, head of the diabetes and population health laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia.

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Dr Joel Zonszein, director of the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, said “Type 2 diabetes has evolved through the years into a different type of disease. It used to be a disease of the elderly.” He was not involved with the study.

“What we see nowadays with Type 2 diabetes is that it’s affecting a younger population and is more aggressive. There’s more weight, more lipotoxicity, more insulin resistance and more inflammation, and inflammation can cause premature cardiovascular disease,” Zonszein said.

Lipotoxicity is when the fats in the blood, or cholesterol, build up in places they shouldn’t, such as the liver, kidneys or heart.

The researchers also think the reason the younger people had fewer cancers is that it’s just more common for older people to have cancer.

They also suggested that because this group of younger people is being treated for Type 2 diabetes, it’s possible that when they do have cancer, it’s getting diagnosed and treated sooner, because they’re already engaged in the health care system.

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