Screen time plus snacking increases of heart disease and diabetes in teens

Those who spent six or more hours a day in front of screens were 71 per cent more likely to have metabolic syndrome compared with those who spent less time in front of screens. However, the heightened risk was only seen in those who reported usually eating snacks in front of screens

Screen time plus snacking increases of heart disease and diabetes in teensIt’s no secret that shovelling snacks in our mouths while blobbing in front of a screen is unhealthy, but now science has armed us with hard evidence we can throw at our teens for what they are doing to their bodies. Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games […]

How to spot the warning signs of a stroke  

A stroke, also known as a brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain stops, and the brain cells in the area begin to die. A stroke can affect the entire body. Acting fast can make a big difference for someone who’s having a stroke

How to spot the warning signs of a stroke  A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, it cuts off blood and oxygen to the brain and brain cells die. Early detection can be life-saving, which is why it is important to be aware of the […]

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke risk

Strokes don't usually come out of the blue. It is true that nobody can predict the precise time when a stroke will strike. But even when an underlying medical condition puts you at risk, you might be able to do something about it. Small changes in lifestyle, such as keeping a check on your weight can prevent the risk of strokes

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke riskThere is a lot you can do to lower your chances of having a stroke. Even if you’ve already had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), you can take steps to prevent another. Controlling your weight is an important way to lower stroke risk. Excess pounds strain the entire circulatory system and can lead […]

Now, stroke patients can be saved beyond the golden hour

Stroke patients who reach the hospital within one hour of symptoms receive a clot-busting injection twice as often as those arriving later. Researchers call the first hour of symptom onset the golden hour

Now, stroke patients can be saved beyond the golden hourIschemic (Clots) Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. Haemorrhagic (Bleeds) Haemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures. TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) TIA (transient ischemic attack) is caused by a temporary clot. Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital got a new piece of equipment […]

Breastfeeding can help lower a woman’s stroke, reveals study

Mothers are advised to exclusively breastfeed during the first six months of a baby’s life. A new study revealed it could help mothers by reducing their risk of suffering a stroke later in life

Breastfeeding can help lower a woman’s stroke, reveals studyIt is known breastfeeding can be good for babies as it reduces their risk of infections and illnesses. But findings over the years have also found potential benefits for mothers themselves. The report titled ‘Breastfeeding History and Risk of Stroke Among Parous Postmenopausal Women in the Women’s Health Initiative’ was published in the Journal of […]

Kolhapur: Woman who had stroke while pregnant, safely delivers baby

Thirty-seven-year-old Sukanya Jadhav (name changed) delivered a baby boy, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Her case was a rare one, as Sukanya was suffering from the after effects of a brain stroke while she was pregnant. In these cases, the delivery becomes a challenging task. But, she never gave up

Kolhapur: Woman who had stroke while pregnant, safely delivers babyNine years later, the long and never-ending wait of a 37-year-old Sukanya Jadhav (name changed) finally got over, and she received the biggest gift of her life as she got pregnant. Everyone, in her life, was very happy. The celebrations were about to begin, but on the very next day, she suffered a massive brain […]

The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of having a stroke

Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 per cent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked, researchers said. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk, revealed researchers from University of Maryland

The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of having a strokeWhile smoking has long been associated with the risk of stroke, the study by US researchers has found that men who smoke at least two packs a day are nearly five times at greater risk of stroke than men who have never smoked. The study, published in the research journal Stroke, also found that men […]

Stroke rise in India, a worrying health issue for govt

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare addressed the issue on the rise in deaths due to brain stroke in the country. Unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, harmful use of alcohol, overweight, obesity, tobacco use, etc. are the risk factors of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including stroke

Stroke rise in India, a worrying health issue for govtAs per a report on ‘India: Health of Nation’s States – The India State Level Disease Burden Initiative’ published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the incidence of stroke per 1,00,000 population was 65.91 in 1990 and 89.34 in 2016. As per the report, estimated death rates due to stroke in India is 53 […]

No Smoking Day: How smoking almost killed this 33-year-old man

A middle-aged cigarette smoker who has smoked for decades is two to three times more likely to die early than someone similar who has never smoked. World Health Organization (WHO) sees tobacco smoking as the number one avoidable cause of death in the world. With March 14, being observed as National No Smoking Day, we look at how a 33-year-old professional fell into the rut of smoking which eventually ruined his life

No Smoking Day: How smoking almost killed this 33-year-old man“In August 2017, I got to meet a 33-year-old MNC executive at my clinic. It seemed he had a convulsion while driving and he hit a truck parked by the side,” said Dr Ashok Hande, Neurosurgeon at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. After the accident, Prabhakar Seth (name changed), was unconscious and was profusely bleeding from the […]

Pune doctors treat thalassaemia patient with severe dengue

She showed several complications which are not commonly seen among other dengue cases. While being admitted to the hospital, her blood pressure was very low and also her haemoglobin levels had plummeted

Pune doctors treat thalassaemia patient with severe dengueDengue is spreading at an alarming rate this season. It has now emerged as a public health concern in Maharashtra. Pune has recently witnessed a case with a severe manifestation of this dreadful disease. Sheetal Shinde is a 22-year-old woman who is a thalassaemia patient since the last fifteen years. She is suffering from dengue […]