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Difficulty in conceiving, miscarriages, malformed babies, and an overall poor outcome in pregnancies, are the major impacts of diabetes in women. With a very evident neglect of health issues faced by women, experts say that gestational and pre-gestational diabetes thus presents a much greater risk. Given the need of the hour to put forth this issue, this year’s theme for World Diabetes Day observed on Tuesday is fitting ‘Women and Diabetes — Our Right to a Healthy Future’.
 Nanocellulose-based liquid dispersion that renders the coated surface extremely water-repellent -superhydrophobic with water contact angle more than 160 degrees- has been developed by a team of researchers lead by Prof.T.Pradeep, Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology IIT, Madras.

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