Community groups can help keep diabetes in check

COMMUNITY groups can cut diabetes risk by almost two thirds, a study has shown. An experiment funded by the UK’s Medical Research Council and conducted by researchers at the UCL Institute for Global Health and the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh has provided invaluable insight into how community groups can reduce diabetes burden. For the experiment, […]

I felt guilty, says father of his postnatal depression

by LAUREN CODLING A FATHER has urged men to speak out if they suspect they have signs of postnatal depression, as he revealed his own struggles with the mental health condition. Professor Viren Swami has suffered with postnatal depression since his son was born in 2017. He told Eastern Eye the illness is misunderstood, and […]

UK promotes organ donation among Hindu, Jain communities

The UK government on Monday (28) announced funding for several organisations working with the country’s Hindu and Jain communities to address an urgent need for ethnic minority organ donors. The organisations are launching projects to break down myths and encourage British Hindus to become organ donors after bidding for a share in an over £140,000 […]

How will NHS 10-year plan affect British Asians?

by LAUREN CODLING BRITISH ASIANS have been urged to engage with free programmes to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, as a new long-term NHS plan which promised to save up to 500,000 lives was announced on Monday (7). The 10-year plan includes doubling the Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) by 2023-24, and new stroke, respiratory and […]