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 […]

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 […]

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: Study

A recent study states that 46 per cent of Indians suffer from heart failure and die within one year, says a Lancet Journal study done by 29 cardiologists done across the world. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by cardiologists on 5,823 patients in 108 areas in Africa, India, South East Asia, China and South America

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: StudyA study conducted by 29 doctors worldwide which was published in the Lancet journal in April this year, concludes that 46 per cent of Indians, will suffer from heart failure and die within one year. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by 29 cardiologists on […]

Suhana is all right now, and will be discharged in a day or two

Suhana Shaikh, a 13-year-old girl, who was all over the news for her need of a heart. She had inadvertently become the face of heart donation for quite some time. Now, the little one is fit and is set to be discharged from the hospital, but her father, a BEST driver is worried about her future

Suhana is all right now, and will be discharged in a day or two“This Eid indeed was special for my family. Suhana is doing fine now, and will be discharged in a day or two. However, we are still struggling very badly to get funds to pay to the hospital. We have received about Rs 6 Lakhs from the Tata Trust in Mumbai. We have nearly Rs 14 […]

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, […]

Does our heart have a natural ‘backup battery’?

A team of researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre discovered that the human heart contains its own fail-safe backup ‘battery’ system to regulate the heartbeat. Their findings were published in Science Translational Medicine. If further testing is successful, fewer people might need mechanical pacemakers in the future

Does our heart have a natural ‘backup battery’?In an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Lieutenant Worf is badly injured, but recovers when it is discovered that his body holds a lot of redundant parts and organs — for example, 23 ribs — that allow him to regenerate. Science fiction? Not entirely. A team of researchers at The Ohio State University […]

Want a healthy heart, pursue higher education

A genetic tendency to obtain more education was also linked with lower odds of smoking, being overweight and having unhealthy levels of blood fats, which could help explain the connection between more schooling and heart disease risk

Want a healthy heart, pursue higher educationHigher education has been linked to better jobs, greater pay and, now, even a healthier heart. People who spend more years in school have a lower risk for heart disease, according to an international team of researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, University College London, and the University of Oxford in England. “Increasing […]

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heart

Heart disease in this country remains "understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated in women" according to the American Heart Association's latest scientific statement. Women of colour are particularly vulnerable. The good news is, there is a lot you can do to avoid becoming a sad statistic

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heartHeart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. It’s especially of concern for women, because their symptoms can be different from men’s, according to the American Heart Association. For the first time, the American Heart Association released on Monday a statement specifically looking at the known science of women’s heart attacks. Get some […]

Suhana gets a ‘heart’

It was indeed a good morning for the Shaikh's as their 13-year-old daughter underwent a heart transplant after waiting for this since the past 4 months

Suhana gets a ‘heart’“I can’t control my tears to see Suhana with a functional heart. I will pledge to donate my heart the minute Suhana is discharged. The donor has given us a new life,” said Azad Alli Adam Shaikh, Suhana’s father after her heart transplant on Sunday morning. My Medical Mantra has been reporting about the urgent […]

Swallowing your food without chewing may result in heart ailments

It’s no secret that a lackadaisical approach to dental care not only leads to fillings and gum disease, but it could also cause heart ailments, say doctors

Swallowing your food without chewing may result in heart ailmentsOral hygiene is often the last thing on your mind when it comes to maintaining a good health. But along with oral hygiene, swallowing the food is equally important, proved yet another story of a man in Mumbai. For the 70-year-old retired Captain who had flown down to Mumbai for his medical treatment casually underwent […]
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