Drinking heavily causes arteries to stiffen up, which may cause heart disease over time

Consistent heavy drinking can age the arteries prematurely by interfering with the blood flow, thus affecting the elasticity of the arterial walls

Drinking heavily causes arteries to stiffen up, which may cause heart disease over timeCardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, with over a third of global deaths being attributed to a cardiovascular event. In the United States, CVD accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths, killing around 610,000 people every year. More than half of these deaths occur in men, according to the Centers for […]

Antibiotic resistance will likely kill more people than cancer by 2050

Though it may prove to be the most damaging, this superbug scare is certainly not the first time humans have been the architects of their own health troubles. Resistant infections including new strains of E. coli, malaria, and tuberculosis caused an estimated 700,000 deaths globally this year; it is mankind's enemy number one

Antibiotic resistance will likely kill more people than cancer by 2050Some ailments have been global terrors for a very long time — heart disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS, for example. Infectious diseases have always been a formidable threat in areas without access to certain medicines, but after the discovery of antibiotics, developed countries significantly dropped the rate at which infectious diseases killed people. These diseases are […]

Avoid kidney stones in 11 easy ways

Researchers still are not exactly sure how and why kidney stones occur, although they are one of the oldest medical conditions known to affect humans

Avoid kidney stones in 11 easy waysKidney stones are solid deposits of minerals and salts that have crystallized together in the kidneys. Usually, the fluid in urine prevents waste products from coming into contact with each other. Kidney stones begin to form when there is not enough fluid or too much solid waste content in the urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in […]

Stroke: Patients should be treated within three to four hours

A stroke occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working. This causes the part of the body that the injured brain controls to stop working. In this case, if the patient is given treatment within 4 hours, the blood supply will be normal. On this ‘World Stroke Day’, speaking to My Medical Mantra, doctors inform that stroke is a medical emergency. So, seek treatment as soon as possible

Stroke: Patients should be treated within three to four hoursA stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. If a patient gets proper treatment in the first three to four hours after stroke, some patients may feel better within 24 hours. Dr Vijay Surase, Interventional Cardiologist at Jupiter Hospital said, “Stroke and the […]

Warning: ‘Smoking’ pot could end up making you schizophrenic, like this 32-year-old Mumbai man

His parents started noticing that he had become irritable, suspicious of people’s intentions, angrily picking up fights, gradually progressed to muttering to self, abusing, running out of the house , spending long hours in front of the mirror etc. That’s when the doctors realised he had schizophrenia, a side-effect in this case of ‘smoking pot’

Warning: ‘Smoking’ pot could end up making you schizophrenic, like this 32-year-old Mumbai manFor the 32-year-old, Jian Kapoor (name changed) smoking pot was a ‘fun’ with friends. Kapoor was working in a management firm and he would smoke the pot with his friends about a year back. He was becoming way too irritable and increasingly suspicious of everyone. His worried parents approached a city doctor for help. “His parents […]

An alcoholic suffers rare side effect of an ‘unsupervised’ de-addiction medicine

Alcohol addiction wreaks havoc on the body and mind. Most doctors prescribe Disulfiram, an antabuse for de-addiction. But for this 32-year-old Mumbaikar, an over dose of the medicine led to body stiffness and staring spells

An alcoholic suffers rare side effect of an ‘unsupervised’ de-addiction medicineAlcohol addiction affects people from all walks of life. For whatever the reason a person starts taking alcohol, tolerance and dependency can develop quickly, before the user even realises the pattern of addiction taking hold which can take a toll on a person’s health. Similarly, to help a 32-year-old Mumbai man get de-addicted; his family […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t drink in front of your kids

In the survey, as a result of their parents drinking, 18% of children said they had felt embarrassed, 11% had felt worried and 15% said their bedtime routine had been disrupted. Also, 7% said their parents had argued with them more than usual after drinking and 15% had asked their parents to drink less

Here’s why you shouldn’t drink in front of your kidsThe Institute of Alcohol Studies said parents do not have to regularly drink large amounts around children for them to notice changes in adults’ behaviour. Three in 10 parents said they have been drunk in front of their children and five in 10 “tipsy”, its survey found. The institute said it was hoped the study […]

‘I had only one option, to quit drugs or die’

Addiction – be it of alcohol, smoking, a person or drugs takes a toll on your mental and physical health. Similarly, a 34-year-old drug addict from Mumbai had hit the rock bottom but by a conscious decision, strong will power and family’s support, he managed to beat the addiction

‘I had only one option, to quit drugs or die’At the age of 14, when children oscillate between classes and extra curricular activities, Vian Shroff (name changed), an Andheri resident, got into drugs since the year 1995. “I was 14-years-old, when I got into drugs. It was out of curiosity, fun and peer pressure,” said Vian. Vian informed that he didn’t get an addict […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

American Academy of Paediatrics releases first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings for children

The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) urges tattoo artists and piercers that teens and young people need to be screened for mental health concerns, and made aware that unsanitary piercing and tattooing can lead to infections like HIV and hepatitis

American Academy of Paediatrics releases first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings for childrenMore young Americans are getting tattoos than ever before, starting at young as eight years old, according to a new report. As of 2010, 38 per cent of millennials reported having tattoos and between 10 and 23 per cent of Gen Z-ers reported having piercings somewhere besides the earlobes. Now, the growing popularity of tattoos […]
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