Having varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clots

A study has found that people with varicose veins were at a five times increased risk of developing a deep venous thrombosis (DVT), a clot in the legs which can lead to amputation or even death

Having varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clotsAdults with varicose veins, which are gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet, may be at increased risk of suffering from blood clot that could lead to vascular diseases. The study found people with varicose veins were also twice as likely to develop a pulmonary embolism, a clot which travels into the […]

C-section complication risk rises with mother’s age, reveals study

Pregnant women are more likely to have complications during labour and caesarean deliveries than during vaginal births, and a new study offers fresh evidence that older mothers are most at risk

C-section complication risk rises with mother’s age, reveals studyRates of caesarean deliveries, or C-sections, have risen in the developed world to more than 20 per cent of births, even though the World Health Organization recommends this surgery only for the roughly 10 to 15 per cent of cases when the health of the mother or baby is in danger. While C-sections can be […]

Here are five reasons why you must include carrots in your diet

Carrots, in moderation, can be a part of a healthful diet. Here are five potential benefits you can enjoy by consuming the delicious root vegetable

Here are five reasons why you must include carrots in your dietHeart health Since they are high in soluble fibre, it is said that carrots can reduce levels of LDL and increase levels of HDL in our blood. This can reduce the risk of suffering blood clots and in turn, associated heart complications. “We know carrots can reduce cholesterol, they help lower blood pressure, and some […]

Fish oils, aspirin do not prevent heart attack or strokes in people with diabetes

According to new results from a trial with diabetes patients, neither aspirin nor fish oils can help those who seek to prevent their first heart attack or stroke. The findings of the research were presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich on August 26

Fish oils, aspirin do not prevent heart attack or strokes in people with diabetesIt is the recommended medication for survivors of heart attack and stroke as it can help in reducing the risk of a second cardiovascular event. The medication works by thinning the blood which, in turn, can prevent the formation of blood clots. But what about people who do not have a history of cardiovascular events? […]

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart disease

Researchers from Germany have investigated the long-term health of those who survived cancer during their childhood in comparison to the rest of the population. The study found the survivors, as adults, were at increased cardiovascular risk compared to the general population. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, used to treat cancer in children, are known to affect heart cells and blood vessels

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart diseaseAdult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests. Researchers studied 951 adults, ages 23 to 48, who had been diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 15 […]

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterus

Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case for the first time. The patient is suffering from uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent.  Doctors say that the patient has developed blood clots in her uterine cavity as she did not get menses and added that it, if not operated, it could be fatal for the patient

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterusManasi (name changed), a teenager born with two unconnected uterus and without a cervix and vagina. She is born with a birth defect called – uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent. Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case […]