Heat waves brought by climate change could prove deadly for kidney patients

New research uncovers yet another population that will be vulnerable to the heat waves that climate change is delivering with increasing frequency: people with kidney disease

Heat waves brought by climate change could prove deadly for kidney patientsExtremely hot days can increase advanced kidney disease patients’ risk of hospitalisation and death, and climate change means they’ll face more such days, the study authors said. “Climate change is not just about future scenarios and distant communities. It is here and now, and it is adversely impacting our community’s health in more ways than […]

Mumbai: Global Hospital launches comprehensive heart and lung transplant program

Doctors from Global Hospitals, Mumbai, the latest addition to the geographical footprint of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, India informed that their hospital is now equipped and capable to deal with very complex and chronic heart and lung ailments and has started a robust heart and lung transplantation program

Mumbai: Global Hospital launches comprehensive heart and lung transplant programGlobal Hospital has successfully completed three transplants and the flagship program nationally has performed 63 heart, 74 lungs and combined 16 heart and lung transplants, which is the highest in the country in the past two and a half years. Briefing on the program’s vision, doctors from Global Hospital informed that the focus of the […]

Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people, reveals study

Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from Korea published today in the online journal BMJ Open

Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people, reveals studyDementia is an important health problem especially with increasing life expectancy and an ageing population. Meanwhile, the global prevalence of obesity, which is closely related to cardiometabolic diseases, has increased by more than 100% over the past four decades. There is existing evidence of a possible association between cardiometabolic risk factors (such as high blood […]