Apollo Hospital aims to develop India’s first cardiac registry

The data collected as part of the cardiac registry will help researchers better understand how  heart disease impacts Indians, as well as patterns in cardiac risk that can help prevent cardiovascular disease and enable physicians and patients to manage their condition much more efficiently

Apollo Hospital aims to develop India’s first cardiac registryCardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the biggest cause of mortality in India with nearly 25 per cent of mortalities, amongst the age group of 25 to 69 years, attributed to CVDs. The condition also seems to affect Indians at least a decade earlier as compared to Europeans. With the aim of improving preventive care for cardiovascular […]

#WorldBicycleDay: 7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say experts

The Danish study tracked 45,000 people aged between 50 and 65 for over the next two decades and found that consistent exercise has a huge impact on health, especially done as part of a routine

#WorldBicycleDay: 7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say expertsCycling to work in middle age dramatically reduces the risk of suffering a heart attack in later life, a major study reveals. As little as 30 minutes a week has a marked effect on the chance of developing coronary heart disease over the next 20 years, researchers found. The Danish study, which recruited 45,000 people […]

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Smokers at a high-risk of COPD and lung disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive and debilitating lung disease, which means the condition worsens over time. The disease causes coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Smokers at a high-risk of COPD and lung diseaseVarious factors contribute to COPD, including prolonged exposure to air pollutants and dust. However, cigarette smoking is far and away from the leading cause of the disease. City experts advise that the most effective available treatment for COPD is smoking cessation. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco-related deaths are projected to increase to […]

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Quitting tobacco is the right way to lead a healthy life

May 31 is observed as World No Tobacco Day. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2019 is ‘tobacco and lung health,’ focusing on the negative impact that tobacco has on people's lung health and overall well-being

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Quitting tobacco is the right way to lead a healthy lifeWhile tobacco accounts for the majority of lung cancers, tobacco chewing and smoking cause other cancers as well including those of mouth, tongue, windpipe and food pipe. While many efforts have been made to reduce the consumption of tobacco, we still see a large number of youngsters in the grip of this deadly habit. A […]

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Smokers are thrice more prone to chronic back pain

Dr Neha Narula, Senior Spine Specialist, QI Spine Clinic explains why you must quit smoking to protect your back

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Smokers are thrice more prone to chronic back painSmoking is often seen as a risk factor for multiple medical issues. However, its relation to musculoskeletal conditions like that of back pain is rarely understood. In spite of regular exercise, a healthy diet plan, and a proper lifestyle, you may experience chronic back pain if you are addicted to smoking or often breathe in […]

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopause

After menopause, there is a risk of increase in cardiac disease as the protection offered by estrogen declines. At the age of 50 years more than 50 per cent of the deaths occur in women, due to problems related to cardiac health

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopauseCardiovascular health has had its fair share of exposure. People have heard of it, even if they haven’t undergone a procedure personally. However, when it comes to women symptoms become more evident after the onset of menopause. While heart disease is considered as a man’s disease, globally it claims more lives among women than men. […]

Poor sense of smell increases death risk by nearly 50%, finds study

Older adults with a poor sense of smell may die sooner than their counterparts who have keen olfactory abilities, a U.S. study suggests

Poor sense of smell increases death risk by nearly 50%, finds studyA new Michigan State University study suggests that older adults with poor sense of smell may see an almost 50% increase in their risk of dying within 10 years – surprisingly in healthier individuals. The research is published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. “Poor sense of smell becomes more common as people age, […]

Want to live a longer life? Drink more coffee  

Contrary to popular belief that drinking too much coffee is bad, a recent study revealed that drinking more than three up to eight cups a day makes you live longer

Want to live a longer life? Drink more coffee  It even improves your skin, social skills and alertness and helps you maintain a positive outlook. According to a recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, constantly drinking coffee can be a part of a healthy diet which improves your mortality. Coffee drinkers aged 38 to 73 were tested in the UK […]

Climb stairs frequently, for few minutes a day, can help improve heart health

Scientists have found that climbing stairs for just a few minutes at short intervals throughout the day can significantly improve heart health. The research, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggests that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, any time

Climb stairs frequently, for few minutes a day, can help improve heart healthA few minutes of stairs climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health. These are the findings of a new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggest that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, any time. “The […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]
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