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 […]

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says study

The researchers found that each extra gram of sodium (or 2.5 grams of salt) per day was linked to a 43 per cent higher risk of type 2 diabetes. It was noted that the people who fell within the high consumption category were at a 58 per cent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the individuals in the low consumption group

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says studyDiabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.Almost half of all deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years. WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- […]

Burning diarrhoea: Treatment and recovery

Severe or long-lasting diarrhoea, however, can cause malnutrition and extreme dehydration. Left untreated, however, dehydration can lead to death. Whenever burning diarrhoea lasts longer than 2 or 3 days, or is extremely painful or bloody, it is important to seek medical attention

Burning diarrhoea: Treatment and recoveryAlthough it is uncomfortable, burning diarrhoea is not usually a sign of a serious health condition. Most cases resolve within a few hours or days on their own, or with the help of basic home remedies. What is burning diarrhoea? Diarrhoea occurs when the intestines do not absorb enough fluid from the body’s waste. This […]

Hospital uses snakes and ladders game to create health awareness

A hospital from Pimpri, has perfectly captured the changing lifestyle through our favourite game. Yes, snakes and ladders. Disease-free life is a ladder to a healthy life, while lack of exercise and junk food consumption, will invite diseases. So to educate people regarding this, snakes have been used. Now, this poster has become a topic of discussion on the social media

Hospital uses snakes and ladders game to create health awarenessAs a kid, we all have played snakes and ladders, which till date, remains our favourite game. But a hospital from Pimpri-Chinchwad, has used this game in a unique way, to create awareness regarding the diseases amongst people. Do you still refuse to believe it? Read This… When you happen to visit Aadhar hospital in […]

Health benefits of cycling

Whether it's to boost your fitness, health or bank balance, or as an environmental choice, taking up bicycle riding could be one of the best decisions you ever make

Health benefits of cyclingPeople who routinely commute via bike or cycle for pleasure have a slightly lower risk of heart disease than nonbikers, two new studies suggest. One study, in the Nov. 1, 2016, Circulation, tracked about 45,000 Danish adults (ages 50 to 65) who biked regularly, either to commute to work or for recreation. Over a 20-year follow-up, […]

Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals study

Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease

Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals studyWorking long hours may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeats that can lead to serious cardiovascular complications, a new study in The European Heart Journal found. Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. The researchers began with 85,494 men and women from Britain, […]

Blurry vision? Could be retinopathy

With India on the verge of becoming the diabetic capital of the world, doctors and vitreo-retinal surgeons say checking your retina along with diabetic tests should be a routine to avoid eye complications like diabetic retinopathy and early cataract

Blurry vision? Could be retinopathyNot only does India lead China in terms of population, but also for higher number of diabetic patients. A lot of studies, as well as experts, across the globe have hinted that diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness among working adults around the world and its prevalence is rising in India. Take the […]

Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for free

Dr Nishant Kumar shall conduct free eye-screening and sugar-testing camp - Eyebetes, for the devotees standing in long queues at Siddhi Vinayak Temple. In 2016, a camp was set at the Lalbaug Raja Ganpati Mandal, where around 15,000 people got their eye scanned for free. This noble campaign has already garnered a positive response from the masses and renowned celebrities

Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for freeThe festival season is about to arrive and many households will welcome the little ‘Bappa’ to their home. A city-based doctor is trying his bit of creating awareness and is conducting a free eye-screening for the devotees standing in the long queues outside the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Dadar, starting from Friday August 25 to September 3. Dr […]

Children who sleep less may be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, says study

Earlier, studies found a link between shorter sleep and diabetes in adults, but the connection has been little studied in children

Children who sleep less may be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, says studyBritish researchers studied 4,525 9- and 10-year olds from varying ethnic backgrounds. On average, their parents reported they slept 10 hours a night, with 95 percent sleeping between eight and 12 hours. The study, in Pediatrics, found that the less sleep, the more likely the children were to have higher body mass indexes, higher insulin […]

‘India must fully fund and implement the new National Strategic Plan for TB elimination’

“Without substantial investments, it will be very challenging for a country like India to eliminate TB by 2025. India has a bold new National Strategic Plan (NSP) in place, and government should fund and implement it without delay. It should also focus on making new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for TB,” says Dr Madhukar Pai, Director McGill Global Health Programs. Dr Madhu Pai also serves on the STAG-TB committee of World Health Organisation

‘India must fully fund and implement the new National Strategic Plan for TB elimination’India has the highest burden of TB. As many as 2.8 million new TB cases were estimated in India in 2015. In fact, India accounts for 27% of the world’s 10.4 million new TB cases, and 29% of the 1.8 million TB deaths globally. India also accounts for 16% of the estimated 4,80,000 new cases of […]
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