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Diabetes a leading cause of Kidney failure: Dr Manish Singla

A recent report of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) states that theChandigarhtricity has the highest prevalence of diabetes cases when compared to the states of Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. The city records a 13.6% prevalence of diabetes and 14.6% of pre-diabetes. The worrying thing is thatDiabetesis also a leading cause of kidney failure. 
A genetic predisposition, as well as unhealthy lifestyle choices triggered by rapid urbanisation and cultural and socio-economic growth, are key reasons for the increasing disease incidence in the tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, saidDr Manish Singla, Nephrologist and Transplant Physician, Mayo Hospital, Sector 69, Mohali. 
Data from the Chandigarh Population Census 2011 reveals that 97.25% of the city’s population can be defined as urban. The everyday life of these urban Indians is primarily sedentary, dependent on alcohol, cigarettes and unhealthy comfort foods as stress busters, and lacks regularity, all contribu…

The Silicon Mind : A racy sci-fi thriller by Dr Manikarnika Lagu

The Silicon Mind, authored by Dr Manikarnika Lagu, is a racy sci-fi thriller involving a very sophisticated neural chip implant by a robot on a human brain. It revolves around the interwined lives of Ray, a leading neurosurgeon, sharp and flamboyant proprietor and driving force of Chetna, India's foremost coma clinic and Dr Aman Kapoor, a reputed physician and accident victim who falls into a coma.Aman becomes Ray's unsuspecting guinea pig. Ray and his American collaborators successfully implant a silicon chip inside Aman's brain, true to the book's sci-fi genre, a robot does the operation. Aman wakes up, rejuvenated and changed forever. As Ray and his team expected, his brain has been enhanced to superlative degrees but his body suffers strange illnesses, a result of the conflict between the material chip and the corporeal brain.The story is about how Aman manages to trace his bizarre bodily symptoms and sudden miraculous healing powers to his brain operation at Chetn…

Artificial kidney a new hope for kidney patients: Dr Manish Singla

World Kidney Day was celebrated at MayoHospital, Sector 69, Mohali (near Chandigarh) on 9th March, 2017. The theme of the programme was obesity. More than 100 kidney patients, kidney donors, their family members and doctors participated in the event. It was emphasized by the speakers that control on weight, high blood pressure and diabetes was necessary to avoid the kidney related diseases. Another problem in curing the kidney patients was shortage of kidney donors in India. Awareness on organ donation was need of the hour to encourage people to donate kidneys, so that the waiting kidney patients can get some relief. However, the news that artificial kidneys may be a reality in the coming years is a ray of hope. Scientists in USA have got initial success in implating the device on humans. It will be a miracle for the dialysis patients. Dr Manish Singla, Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician, said, “Obesity can change the microstructure of kidneys, causing protein leakage and …

The Haryana Story - A peep into diverse aspects of the state

'The Haryana Story' book, authored by renowned journalist Rajeev Ranjan Roy, is an authoritative attempt to peep into diverse aspects of the state's socio-political and economic set-up. Though small, Haryana is an important state of India and is significantly contributing to the country's economic growth.

The state's contribution to the country's endevour to achieve the mission of food security is immense. Its proximity to the national capital gives an added advantage to those who wish to have industrial units in the state, which is also fast emerging as a hub of services, manufacturing and realty sectors.
Haryana is dotted with public and private sector academic institutions. It is an abode of India's great cultural and historical legacy. However, the state's contemporary challenges are altogether different. The Haryana Story vividly identifies areas of concern and suggests corrective measures. It is full of data and other relevant facts and fugures, whi…