Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers, reveals study

Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers, reveals studyThe study also suggests that the protective effect on heart health is increased in women who breastfed for longer periods of time. These findings provide further evidence for the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding and that women should be encouraged to do so when possible. Breastfeeding has previously been shown to reduce the risk of […]

What can parents do to safeguard her child’s heart health?

Dr Swati Garekar, a consultant paediatric cardiologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights about how to keep their children healthy in today’s environment where the outside play has been reduced, and consumption of junk foods and the internet has increased

What can parents do to safeguard her child’s heart health?These days there is increased awareness about health, and everyone spends time at the gym or follow a diet. What one also needs to realise is that childhood is when healthy heart habits should start. Unfortunately, as adults, we are focusing on while getting back to health, the stress on children’s health seems to be […]

Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese, study suggests

Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new study finds

Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese, study suggestsBased on results from more than 2000 primary-age schoolchildren from across London, the researchers found that walking or cycling to school is a strong predictor of obesity levels, a result which was consistent across neighbourhoods, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. The results are reported in the journal BMC Public Health. The study, led by researchers from […]

Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease

Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019

Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver diseaseChronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of exercise for the prevention of cirrhosis-related mortality. Researchers hope these findings will help provide specific exercise recommendations for patients at risk for cirrhosis and its complications “The benefit of exercise is not a […]

Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption not linked with elevated risk of stroke

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke

Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption not linked with elevated risk of strokeFurthermore, no association was found in carriers of the APOE4 phenotype, which affects cholesterol metabolism and is remarkably common among the Finnish population. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Findings from earlier studies addressing the association of dietary cholesterol or egg intake with the risk of stroke have been contradictory. […]

Investigate companies using placentas for making medicines, demands drugs license holders foundation

All Food and Drugs License Holders Foundation (AFDLHF) has raised concern over the rampant usage of placenta without seeking proper permission from either the parents or its family members. They have also written to the Union Health Ministry and Drug Controller General to come up with legal guidelines to control rampant usage of the temporary organ in the pharmaceutical industry

Investigate companies using placentas for making medicines, demands drugs license holders foundationIt has been reported that pharmaceutical companies are manufacturing medicines using placentas. In 2016, the central government had banned the use of placentas for making medicines. Yet certain companies are using placentas to make medicines. All Food and Drugs License Holders Foundation (AFDLHF) had raised the question from where are these companies obtaining placentas. An […]

PG medical admission: Maharashtra governor signs SEBC reservation ordinance

The Governor of Maharashtra Ch. Vidyasagar Rao today  signed the Maharashtra State Reservation (of seats for admission in educational institutions in the State and for appointments in the public services and posts under the State) for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2019

PG medical admission: Maharashtra governor signs SEBC reservation ordinanceIn a move aimed at calming protesting post-graduate medical students from the Maratha community, the state government has issued an ordinance to maintain a 16% quota for them Overruling the Supreme Court, the Maharashtra government has taken its way to bring the ordinance to give reservation to the Maratha community. By bringing this ordinance, the […]

Sleep problems in teenagers reversed in just one week by limiting screen use, finds study

Sleep in teenagers can be improved by just one week of limiting their evening exposure to light-emitting screens on phones, tablets and computers, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019

Sleep problems in teenagers reversed in just one week by limiting screen use, finds studyThe study indicates that by simply limiting their exposure to blue-light emitting devices in the evening, adolescents can improve their sleep quality and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood, after just one week. Recent studies have indicated that exposure to too much evening light, particularly the blue light emitted from screens […]

#MurderOfMerit: Open category medical students urge Maha governor not to sign Maratha quota ordinance

The medical students from the open category have approached Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao pleading with him not to sign the Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC) Act Ordinance

#MurderOfMerit: Open category medical students urge Maha governor not to sign Maratha quota ordinanceBy bringing this ordinance, the Maharashtra government has given a big relief to the medical students from the Maratha community in the state. The medical students from the Maratha community have been on protest in Mumbai’s Azad Maidan since the past several days. But this will greatly affect post-graduate medical students of the open category […]

7 side effects of excessive tomato consumption

The red fruit offers several health benefits such as improving heart health, skin rejuvenation and boosting metabolism. When eaten in excess, however, tomatoes cause certain side effects that are bad for the body. These include diarrhoea, kidney problems and body pains

7 side effects of excessive tomato consumptionEating tomatoes in excess causes acid reflux, allergic reactions, kidney stones, joint pain, diarrhoea and lycopenodermia. Diarrhoea Raw tomatoes are susceptible to salmonella contamination which causes diarrhoea. Those who suffer from tomato intolerance are at higher risk of digestion problems. A study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that contaminated tomatoes in […]