Here’s how diabetics can lower their risk of health problems

The results aren’t a guarantee that following doctor’s orders — bringing blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels to normal ranges, not smoking and keeping kidneys healthy — will protect people with type 2 diabetes from heart attacks, stroke or early death. But they are an encouraging sign that controlling the disease can improve health

Here’s how diabetics can lower their risk of health problemsA growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Lowering blood sugar, for instance, reduces the risk of additional health problems, such as heart disease and stroke related to the disease. But most of these studies have focused on studying one […]

Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attack

The pain from a panic attack feels sharper and localised to one area while those experiencing a heart attack report feeling more of a pressure on their chest

Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attackAm I having a panic attack or a heart attack? – The question has certainly interrupted the racing minds of people who have experienced a cluster of symptoms including discomfort in the chest, increased sweating, dizziness, shortness of breath and trembling. Medical tests are the only way to confirm the type of attack as there […]

Women more likely to survive a heart attack when treated by female doctors

Women who show up in the emergency room with a heart attack are less likely to die if they are treated by a female physician rather than a male, a new study finds.  Their chances were also improved if treated by a male doctor who had a lot of female colleagues in his team

Women more likely to survive a heart attack when treated by female doctorsAn analysis of 580,000 heart attack cases over 19 years found 13.3% died after being treated by a man compared with 12% who were cared for by a woman. One theory is that men may be worse at treating women, researchers said. Independent experts said more work was needed to see if the findings applied […]

Shocking: Heart attack, depression, suicide killed more CRPF jawans than Naxal attacks

The combined data shows that heart attacks, depression, suicides, malaria, dengue and other such reasons constitute 15 times more over operational duties as the major reasons for the death of CRPF jawans and officers in the last two years

Shocking: Heart attack, depression, suicide killed more CRPF jawans than Naxal attacksHeart attacks, depression and suicides claimed lives of CRPF troops 15 times more than anti-Naxal operations during the last two years, the government informed Parliament. The Minister of State for Home Hansraj G Ahir in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said while a total of 1,294 personnel of the force were killed between […]

Regular exercise can cut risk of heart attack even in high polluted areas

A new European research has found that exercise can still help reduce the risk of a heart attack even when carried out in areas with moderate to high levels of traffic pollution

Regular exercise can cut risk of heart attack even in high polluted areasCarried out by researchers in Denmark, Germany and Spain, the new large-scale study looked at 51,868 Danish adults age 50-65 to see if exercise could still help reduce the risk of first and recurrent heart attack even when participants were exposed to air pollution, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attacks, […]

Adding anti-clot drug to aspirin may help reduce stroke risk, reveals study

A new study of almost 5,000 adults in 10 countries, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provided strong evidence that people who had a TIA, transient ischemic attack, or minor stroke could reduce their risk of heart attack, major stroke or death within three months by 25 per cent - by adding the clopidogrel to aspirin

Adding anti-clot drug to aspirin may help reduce stroke risk, reveals studyWith a minor stroke that has mild, non-debilitating symptoms or a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) with a temporary blockage of a brain blood vessel, a patient has up to a 15 per cent chance of enduring a more severe stroke within the next three months. A stroke can be a life-changing event that can have […]

Heart attack: Here’s a surprising early warning sign to watch out for

Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and light-headedness. But, the life-threatening condition could be spotted early by this surprising sign

Heart attack: Here’s a surprising early warning sign to watch out forSweating profusely could be an early sign of a heart attack, especially if the patient isn’t exercising or being active. Pumping blood through the body becomes more difficult when the heart becomes weaker, so the body uses more energy to deliver the blood supply. To cool itself down after the assertion, the body may sweat […]

Cardiovascular deaths rise in India by 34% in two decades

The deaths caused due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) declined by 41 per cent in the US between 1990 and 2016, while, in the same period, it rose by around 34 per cent in India

Cardiovascular deaths rise in India by 34% in two decadesA new international study published by Elsevier, in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, says that the deaths caused due to heart diseases have declined significantly in the US in the last 25 years, but on the contrary, it continues to rise in India with cardiovascular diseases being the leading cause of death. The […]

Maintaining ethics at all costs

We have been reading occasionally of substandard medical care provided by some medical practitioners/institutions. In this context, I thought I should bring to the fore a supreme sacrifice by a colleague of mine, maintaining medical ethics of the highest standard

Maintaining ethics at all costsWe have been reading occasionally of substandard medical care provided by some medical practitioners/institutions. In this context, I thought I should bring to the fore a supreme sacrifice by a colleague of mine, maintaining medical ethics of the highest standard Two weeks back, I was requested to come to Spandan Heart Institute, Nagpur, to operate […]

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and stroke

Unmarried people were also 43 per cent more likely to die from heart disease and 55 per cent more likely to die from strokes, researchers report in the journal Heart

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokePeople who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 34 previous studies involving more than two million people. Overall, they found that compared to married people, adults who were divorced, widowed or […]
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