Pune: Retired bank employee to donate blood for 130th time

A 62-year-old retired bank employee would be donating his blood for the 130th time on Saturday. He first donated his blood in 1977, when he saw a young girl losing her life due to lack availability of blood. He then started working to create awareness on blood donation

Pune: Retired bank employee to donate blood for 130th timeToday, Ram Bangad is a retired employee of Bank of Maharashtra, and runs a voluntary group named ‘Raktache Nate’ which has 50,000 volunteers attached to it. Be it any kind of emergency, his group arranges blood in many parts of Maharashtra. Now, they have started the movement for ‘free supply of blood for the poor.’ […]

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart disease

The study found that physically active men who were not overweight but whose waist-stature ratio (WSR) was close to the risk threshold were also more likely to develop heart disorders than individuals with lower WSRs

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart diseaseHealth experts have warned for years that men and women with excess abdominal fat run a greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems. However, individuals with abdominal or central obesity are not the only ones in danger, according to a new study. The study was conducted by Brazilian researchers affiliated with São Paulo State University (UNESP) […]

Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia risk

A healthy diet rich in fibre is generally recommended, but new research shows it could be even more important during pregnancy to promote the wellbeing of the mother and child

Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia riskPlant-based fibre is broken down in the gut by bacteria into factors that influence the immune system. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, the Barwon Infant Study from Deakin University, Monash University, James Cook University and the Australian National University collaborated to investigate the role of these metabolic products of gut bacteria […]

#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

A new study has reinforced the belief that work-related stress and impaired sleep could be directly associated with raised blood pressure and risk of death due to heart disease

#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart diseaseWork stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetes

A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetesThe study, published in obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference. Using a randomised, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the […]

How this ‘website’ can be the answer, when it comes to saving your pet’s life

Finding a blood donor and suitable blood for an animal has become a daunting task ahead for the veterinary doctors. As there is not much awareness about blood donation in animals, and animal lovers are not aware about animal blood donation. Animal Bloodline is trying to change this by act as a bridge between people whose pets require blood and people whose pets donate blood

How this ‘website’ can be the answer, when it comes to saving your pet’s lifeHave you ever heard about blood donation in animals? No right? As a human being, we generally don’t pay attention to this subject. Shockingly, as much as 99% of pet owners would not know that animals, too, can donate blood. We are not aware of this issue due to lack of awareness among the masses […]

Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer risk

A new study has concluded that substituting chicken and other poultry for red meat may bring down the risk of breast cancer

Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer riskRed meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to haemoglobin in the blood. The presence of myoglobin contributes to the red colour. Processed red meats also contain […]

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds study

The study states clearly that is has ‘confirmed’ that there is indeed an association between childhood asthma and low intake of vitamins D and E during pregnancy

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds studyAt present, approximately 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide. It is estimated that by 2025, another 100 million people will be diagnosed with asthma and that urban lifestyles will play a significant role in this. Among other causes, changes in diets, climate change, and air pollution have all been associated with an increase […]

Display information on availability of rare blood groups online: State govt to blood banks

Maharashtra’s urban development minister, Yogesh Sagar on Friday, June 28, directed the state government to ensure that blood banks across the state prominently display a list of ‘rare blood group donors’ online for the convenience of families of patients

Display information on availability of rare blood groups online: State govt to blood banksIn a discussion in the Vidhan Parishad which went on for over half-an-hour on Friday, MLA Pravin Darekar had raised the question regarding availability of rare blood groups in blood banks. The state government is soon set to notify all blood banks in Maharashtra to maintain an online registry of rare blood groups online. This […]

Study finds strong link between air pollution and hypertension

A new study soon to appear in the Journal of Public Health suggests that air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated with an increased risk for dangerous conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes

Study finds strong link between air pollution and hypertensionCardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death in developing countries. Hypertension and metabolic syndrome are important causes of cardiovascular diseases. Metabolic syndrome is further associated with abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure, and higher blood glucose levels. These conditions are associated with a higher risk for various health problems. The causes of these disorders are […]
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