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More years of childhood education may reduce adult heart disease risk, finds study

In the study, the researchers conducted a natural experiment by evaluating state compulsory schooling laws, which legislate the number of years children must attend school. From two large, national surveys conducted from 1971 to 2012, they identified more than 75,000 people born from 1900 to 1950, when states required children to attend school between 0 […]

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Low oxygen levels harm specific cells in the developing brain

Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a specific set of brain cells that are particularly susceptible to harm from low oxygen exposure in early development. This damage is congruent with brain abnormalities, particularly reduction in grey matter, seen among children who are born very prematurely. The researchers have also identified […]

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Peppermint oil helps people with non-cardiac chest pain and difficulty swallowing

If you go see a doctor about these symptoms, and there is no evidence of a cardiac cause of the chest pain, you could be diagnosed as having some sort of disorder of the esophagus. Peppermint can help with the difficulty swallowing and non-cardiac chest pain experienced by some patients with disorders of the esophagus, […]

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NPPA caps the ceiling prices of coronary stents

In an attempt to further make interventional cardiac procedures affordable, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is all set to cap the prices of other consumables used in angioplasty procedures in India. The NPPA on February 12, 2018 uploaded a circular saying they had recently conducted a trade margin analysis of the Cardiac Guidewire /Balloon Catherter and […]

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Success: Know how palliative care unit is improving the quality of lives in Jawhar

Jawhar is a municipal council in Palghar district of Maharashtra. This taluka mostly consists of the tribal population and it is a topic of discussion for rampant malnutrition. But amongst the adversities, a team of Patangshah Cottage Hospital Jawhar is running a successful unit of palliative care in the Jawhar taluka. This unit was started in 2011 with the guidance of Tata […]

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New clinical tool can now predict risk of chronic diseases accurately

New clinical tool can now predict risk of chronic diseases accurately

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that approximately half of all U.S. adults experienced at least one chronic health condition in 2012. Some of the most common chronic conditions include heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. The CDC also report that almost half of all deaths (48 percent) are attributable to […]

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