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 […]

Common heart, diabetes drugs may help ease mental illness: Study reveals

A new study is raising the question of whether certain cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes drugs could help manage mental illnesses like schizophrenia

Common heart, diabetes drugs may help ease mental illness: Study revealsThe findings come from a study of over 142,000 Swedish patients with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The researchers found that those patients typically fared better during periods when they were taking certain medications to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes Compared with periods when they were not on those […]

Awareness for eye and hand protection among radiologist needs to be increased

Over the years there has been a steady increase in the number of Image Guided Procedures being performed all across the world and with it the quantum of radiation exposure medical professionals are being subjected to

Awareness for eye and hand protection among radiologist needs to be increasedAs a case in point, there has been an alarming increase in the global epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases; India has 32 million people suffering from heart disease. As a result, Cath Labs in hospitals are witnessing an exponential increase in the number of angiography and angioplasty procedures carried out in a day. The more the […]

Dietary fibre and gut bacteria protect the cardiovascular system, reveals study

Beneficial gut microbes can produce metabolites from dietary fibre, including a fatty acid called propionate. This substance protects against the harmful consequences of high blood pressure

Dietary fibre and gut bacteria protect the cardiovascular system, reveals studyThe fatty acid propionate helps defend against the effects of high blood pressure, including atherosclerosis and heart tissue remodelling, a study on mice has found. Gut bacteria produce the substance, which calms the immune cells that drive up blood pressure, from natural dietary fibre. “You are what you eat,” as the proverb goes. But to […]

Poor teeth-brushing habits can increase risk of developing cardiovascular diseases

The link between gum disease and heart attacks has long been known. The scary reality is that people with gum disease are twice as likely to have heart disease

Poor teeth-brushing habits can increase risk of developing cardiovascular diseasesA study found that people who brushed their teeth less than twice a day for less than two minutes had an increased risk for heart diseases. Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests. Previous studies have found a link between […]

What needs to be done to reduce the burden of heart disease?

For prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD’s) experts point out two types of interventions: population-wide and individual, which are recommended to be used in combination to reduce the greatest cardiovascular disease burden

What needs to be done to reduce the burden of heart disease?CVD’s are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Examples of population-wide interventions that can be implemented to reduce CVDs include: Comprehensive tobacco control policies Taxation to reduce the intake of foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt Building walking and cycle paths to increase physical activity Strategies to reduce […]

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

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 […]

Make government buildings tobacco-free, central govt directs states

The Union Health Ministry has written a letter to all the state governments, directing them to make all the government buildings tobacco-free. Union Health Secretary, Preeti Sudan has written a letter to the state governments

Make government buildings tobacco-free, central govt directs statesSoon, state government buildings will go tobacco-free across all states in India. In order to protect the public health, the Union Health Ministry has issued this directive. The Health Ministry has agreed to provide any technical support to the state government if required. A number of times, when we visit the government institutions, we see […]

Harmful effects of firecrackers on human health

The festival of lights of Diwali celebrated in the country comes with it the glittering glows of lamps, boxes of sweets, celebration of love and relationship mixed with a fair deal of loud noise of firecrackers used

Harmful effects of firecrackers on human healthThe word noise itself denotes an unpleasant sound. As we closely approach the celebration, it is the right time to have a look of the other side of the story, the health hazards of firecracker which has been a part and parcel of our celebration for ages. Firecrackers, to begin with most commonly used ones […]

Pune: Man suffers from heart attack after playing football

Heart disease is getting younger by the day in India and striking at unlikely early ages. With increasing life style deviation and spiking stress, its catchment area is ominously increasing, taking even youngsters in its grip. Fortunately, the 34-year-old man was rushed to the hospital and timely treatment helped save his life

Pune: Man suffers from heart attack after playing footballIt was an active Sunday morning for 34-year-old man; the IT professional went to play football and after an intense game suddenly began feeling uneasy. He said, “I couldn’t fathom what hit me. I felt a clutching pain in my chest and had difficulty breathing. I was barely conscious when my friends rushed me to […]
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