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17th September 2016
Long daytime naps may be an early warning sign for type 2 diabetes​
 
A meta-analysis from the University of Tokyo has suggested that napping during the day for more than hour may be an early warning sign of type 2 diabetes.
 
The researchers analyzed 21 observational studies involving more than 300,000 people and found an association between daytime naps longer than an hour and a 45% increased risk for type 2 diabetes compared with no daytime napping. While, shorter naps had no effect on the risk of diabetes. 
 
But there was no evidence to suggest a 'cause and effect' association between napping and type 2 diabetes.
 
The results of the study were presented at the 52nd European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting EASD 2016 in Munich, Germany.
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Heart Care Foundation of India organises an awareness event on World Ozone Day
 
New Delhi, September 16, 2016: To mark World Ozone Day, an awareness initiative was organised by leading National NGO-the Heart Care Foundation of India at SD Public School today. With support from the Ministry of Earth Sciences, a series of inter-school competitions were organised. Over 200 students from across 15 schools participated in painting, slogan making and debate competitions, all aimed at educating students about the need to preserve the ozone layer and the effects of its depletion on one's health and well-being. 

Dr N V Kamat, Former Director Health Services, Govt. of NCT Delhi was the Chief Guest for the event. In his statement, he said that it is the responsibility of each and every parent to teach their children the importance of preserving one's environment and encourage the adoption of environmentally friendly practices at home.
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