Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in life

Good cardiovascular health at age 50 is associated with a lower risk of dementia later in life, finds a study of British adults published by The BMJ today

Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in lifeThe researchers say their findings support public health policies to improve cardiovascular health in middle age to promote later brain health. Dementia is a progressive disease that can start to develop 15-20 years before any symptoms appear, so identifying factors that might prevent its onset is important. The American Heart Association’s ‘Life Simple 7’ cardiovascular […]

Wockhardt hospital provides CPR training to Ganesh mandal volunteers

Ahead of the Ganeshotsav festival, doctors from Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai Central taught Ganesh mandal volunteers from different mandals how to perform CPR in an emergency situation

Wockhardt hospital provides CPR training to Ganesh mandal volunteersThousands of people throng various Ganesh pandals in order to catch a glimpse of their beloved Lord Ganesha. These pandals are so crowded at times, that people can feel overwhelmed and faint. Now, in order to teach volunteers at Ganesh pandals how to handle such medical emergencies, doctors at Wockhardt Hospital came together to teach […]

Men still prefer to defecate in the open, finds new study

A study has revealed that most of the beneficiaries of Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) appear to be women. The study also found that men still prefer and are more likely to defecate in the open than women. They are also more hesitant to switch to using toilets

Men still prefer to defecate in the open, finds new studyNearly five years after launching the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,  a target has been made to make the urban areas of India open defecation free (ODF) by  October 02. According to a study by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a large number of toilets were constructed in the last five years due to the Centre’s […]

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke, reveals study

People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke, reveals studyPrevious observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30% of the general population, and an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. These observational studies were unable to determine whether insomnia is a cause, or if it is just associated with them, explained Susanna Larsson, Ph.D., lead study author […]

How a colour-coded idea at ‘this’ hospital helps brings down the infant mortality rate

Nashik Civil Hospital has implemented a unique idea which helps safeguard the health of infants. The hospital does not repeat a single bed sheet, thereby ensuring protection from germs and infections

How a colour-coded idea at ‘this’ hospital helps brings down the infant mortality rateThe Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) at Nashik’s Civil Hospital uses innovative colour-coded bedsheets for each day of the week. This, in turn, is helpful for the newborns as it protects them from contracting an infection. The different colours serve a purpose as they ensure that the bedsheets have been washed and sterilised by the […]

Five effective ways to keep your bones healthy and strong as you age 

Bone is densely packed with flexible fibres (termed collagen), hardened by calcium and phosphorus. They are built to withstand great stress from activities like walking, running and jumping

Five effective ways to keep your bones healthy and strong as you age You rely on bones and joints to support your body and help you navigate the world. How do your bones grow, and what happens to them over time? Rheumatologist Chad Deal, MD, Head of the Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease, explains. How bones change as you grow Bone is a living tissue that […]

Effective mental health tips to follow when working in a high-stress job

Experts say there has been a growing number of studies showing the link between chronic stress and the development of cancer. It may be hard at first and may take some time getting used to, but understanding that your mental health should come before anything else is key to being a better worker and better human being, as well

Effective mental health tips to follow when working in a high-stress jobIt’s a very common occurrence. It’s past six and somehow you’re still in front of the computer crunching numbers or finishing some emails. Your Skype or Slack notification goes off, and you get anxiety during the brief moment of you hovering your mouse over it. It’s your boss, and he’s asking you, yet again, to […]

What are the hazardous health effects of using old make-up products

 Mascara is a breeding ground for bacteria and the last place we want all this bacteria is near our eyes

What are the hazardous health effects of using old make-up productsIt’s a dilemma many women (and some men) are forced to face: When is it time to let go of your favourite makeup products? And although some of us may be guilty of having a lip gloss at the bottom of our makeup bags that’s older than we’d like to admit, in reality, makeup is […]

Abnormal blood pressure in middle and late life influences dementia risk, find study

In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that abnormal blood pressure in midlife persisting into late life increases the likelihood of developing dementia

Abnormal blood pressure in middle and late life influences dementia risk, find studyAlthough not designed to show cause and effect, the study suggests that maintaining a healthy blood pressure throughout life may be one way to help decrease one’s risk of losing brain function. “Our results suggest that one’s blood pressure during midlife may influence how blood pressure later in life relates to dementia risk,” says Keenan […]

#MaharashtraFloods: Sangli witnesses 40 cases of dog bites, 8 snake bites

As the water has started to recede and life skips back to normalcy, people have begun to clean their houses and resume work on the farm. Cases of snake and dog bites have now come to the fore

#MaharashtraFloods: Sangli witnesses 40 cases of dog bites, 8 snake bitesPost one week of Sangali-Kolhapur floods, people have started cleaning their houses and shops which were inundated with water. Hospitals are catering to patients with injuries and other viral and bacterial infections. Post-flood different snakes and other insects have begun to emerge from hiding places. Sangali Civil Hospital has noticed a rise in cases of […]