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#FitIndia: Exercise for an hour a must, UGC issues guidelines to colleges

  These guidelines have been issued by the University Grant Commission (UGC) to all the colleges in the country. The colleges have been asked to encourage students, teachers/professors and the staff to be active and fit. Non-communication diseases (NCD) are a threat to humanity all over the world. The NCD’s are spreading like an epidemic […]

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man with heart problems

Here’s what to do if an #OlderPerson suffers a heart attack

Heart attacks are very common amongst the elderly. According to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Report, heart disease is the leading cause of death in India (17.8% of all the deaths), figures rising by 53% compared to 2005. Over the last 60 years, congenital heart disease prevalence has increased from 1% to 9-10% in […]

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Yoga reduces the risk of having a second cardiac arrest, finds study

The first-of-its-kind study was jointly funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Medical Research Council (UK). The study was done at 24 centres across India. Patients who have suffered a heart attack were asked to undergo a Yoga-Cardiac Rehabilitation program. 4,000 patients were included in the study, had suffered a heart attack […]

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A look at the journey of India’s first and oldest cardiologist

A look at the journey of India’s first and oldest cardiologist

She is the woman who took to monitoring of hearts for the first time in India. She sought an appointment with Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the then health minister, way back in 1954. Following which she was offered a lecturer’s position at Delhi’s Lady Hardinge Medical College. She completed her MBBS at the Rangoon Medical College, […]

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Heading for a trek this monsoon? Here are some precautions to follow

Heading for a trek this monsoon? Here are some precautions to follow

One of the doctors at KEM Hospital in Pune went missing on Thursday while he was swimming in the Aambi River at Panshet taluka in Pune. While the monsoon is steadily progressing over Maharashtra, incidences of people going missing have already begun. It is being reported that Dr Kashinath Khatape from KEM hospital, had gone for a […]

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Apollo Hospitals treats 22 underprivileged children free of cost for cardiac ailments

Apollo Hospitals treats 22 underprivileged children free of cost for cardiac ailments

When Apollo Hospitals in Navi Mumbai launched its first tertiary care multi-speciality hospital, it committed to treat around 66 paediatric cardiac patients from underprivileged families at no cost. One of the recent cases treated by the hospital in Navi Mumbai is that of an 11 month old baby, Harsh Tamboli. When the infant experienced repeated […]

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Sassoon Hospital: Renovated cathlab witnesses 1,000 cardiac procedures in 2017

While cardiac procedures are expensive at private medical facilities, the recently created cathlab at Sassoon General Hospital has been a boon to needy people suffering from severe heart ailments. The facility has undertaken 1,000 cardiac procedures in the last one and half years after it was renovated with latest facilities. Authorities said that the procedures […]

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Welcome Rohan: Four-month-old from Lahore arrives in India for treatment

Welcome Rohan: Four-month-old from Pakistan arrives in India for treatment

India will be home for four-month-old Rohan from Pakistan till he undergoes treatment. The infant from Lahore, who suffers from a congenital heart condition, reached India today and will be treated at Noida’s Jaypee Hospital. Rohan and his family’s visit to India assume significance after he was granted medical visa on priority following the intervention […]

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