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Having varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clots

Adults 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 […]

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

Heart 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 […]

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Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work, reveals study

Excess TV viewing can increase risk of developing blood clots

Watching television for too long may double the chances of developing blood clots, a study has warned. The new findings are to feature at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2017, held this week in Anaheim, CA. Researchers have already linked the amount of time spent watching TV to risk of heart disease that […]

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Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in life

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

It 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? […]

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Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart disease

Adult 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 […]

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

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

Manasi (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 […]

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