Kharra: A leading cause of oral cancer, says survey

Kharra (mix of processed tobacco, betel nut or areca nut and lime) is a form of tobacco. According to the Government Dental College of Nagpur, consumption of Kharra leads to oral cancer

Kharra: A leading cause of oral cancer, says surveyTobacco is harmful for health. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like ischemic heart diseases, cancers, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases are the leading causes of death globally and associated with tobacco use. The government dental college of Nagpur conducted a survey. In which, from January to August 2017, a mouth check-up was conducted in the hospital for seeking […]

Even one cigarette a day is bad for your health

There is a growing number of people only smoking a few cigarettes a day, and that’s the main reason for performing this study

Even one cigarette a day is bad for your healthA person who habitually smokes just one cigarette a day is nine times as likely to die from lung cancer as a non-smoker, and even if he or she quits at age 50, still has a 44 percent increased risk of premature death. These findings, from a large study in JAMA Internal Medicine, provide further […]

Lifestyle changes have made us vulnerable to heart attacks

An early onset of heart ailments is well known problem, nowadays. Doctors say that one of the most important factors is the lifestyle that we have adopted. Earlier this week, a 24-year-old boy from Mumbai was admitted to Global Hospitals due a massive heart attack. All of this is an indicates that we do need to call out the early onset of heart attacks in people

Lifestyle changes have made us vulnerable to heart attacksHeart attack in the current times is one of the most commonly heard health occurrences. The onset of heart ailments, a decade ago was in 60’s but seems like the onset now has dropped to 40’s now. But in a sad twist of events, even this seems to have dropped down now. A 24-year-old boy […]

Bike ride to hospital saves Mazgaon man’s life

Considering the traffic situation in Mumbai during evenings, it would have been impossible to reach Jaslok hospital in an hour’s time by car or ambulance. His family took a crucial decision to take him on a bike, which eventually proved to be a life-saving decision

Bike ride to hospital saves Mazgaon man’s lifeAn hour from the onset of a heart attack is known as the golden hour as it is essential to treat a patient in this critical hour to save his/her life. The life of 50-year-old resident of Mazgaon could be saved because he reached the hospital in within this hour and it could happen because […]

Having depression and heart diseases can lead to an early death

Being diagnosed with depression at any point after receiving a coronary artery disease diagnosis can increase the risk of dying prematurely by twofold. A possible explanation may involve the physiological changes that tend to happen as a result of depression

Having depression and heart diseases can lead to an early deathA new study has examined the risk of premature death in patients having been diagnosed with both depression and coronary artery disease Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most widespread form of heart disease. And recently, more and more studies have been pointing to the effect of psychological distress or depression on the risk of […]

Study links E-cigarette to heart diseases

A study published in the recent edition of JAMA Cardiology revealed an association between electronic cigarettes and mycocardial infarction. In India, three states, namely Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka, have banned E-cigarettes

Study links E-cigarette to heart diseasesA study published in the recent edition of JAMA Cardiology revealed an association between electronic cigarettes and mycocardial infarction. It was found that E-cigarette users had heartbeat patterns that indicated high levels of adrenaline — also known as epinephrine — in the heart, a sign of heart disease risk.  Researchers also found signs of increased […]

Vasai woman dies of heart attack at the gym

Fitness has no relation with having a heart attack. There are many reasons for it and the most common one is rapid heart beating. Other factors like stress levels, work and life relationship, family history also needs to be taken into consideration in such cases

Vasai woman dies of heart attack at the gymAt 11.30 am, Jeninda Carvalho, a 30-year-old from Vasai died on Tuesday while working out at a gym. Carvalho was a resident of Madhuban Heights who was declared dead on reaching the hospital. Earlier this month, Ajinkya Lolage, a 19-year-old engineering student from Uttamnagar area in Nashik died while working out at the gym. In […]

A mother’s mission to heal little hearts

Aishwarya Trust, founded by Chitra Viswanathan, provides financial aid to needy children, who suffer from congenital heart diseases. Since its inception 2008, the trust has screened around 1,00,000 children from economically-vulnerable families

A mother’s mission to heal little heartsVenus Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, once said: “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does –that makes you winner right there.” Chitra Viswanathan did just that, nine years ago. Today, she receives countless blessings every day for helping scores of children needy families, who suffer from […]

Coconut oil is unhealthy, says new study

Eating a diet high in saturated fat can raise the level of "bad" (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, which, in turn, may clog the arteries and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Some claim that the mixture of fats in coconut oil still make it a healthy option, but the AHA says there is no good-quality evidence for this

Coconut oil is unhealthy, says new studyCoconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts It is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice. Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than […]

Higher heart risk seen with Abbott dissolving stent after two years, reveals study

Stents are tiny tubes used to prop open diseased arteries cleared of blockages. Patients who received Abbott Laboratories' novel dissolving vascular stent had a significantly higher rate of serious adverse heart events than those treated with the company's widely used Xience drug-coated metal stent two years after implantation

Higher heart risk seen with Abbott dissolving stent after two years, reveals studyPatients who received Abbott Laboratories’ novel dissolving vascular stent had a significantly higher rate of serious adverse heart events than those treated with the company’s widely used Xience drug-coated metal stent two years after implantation, according to data presented on Saturday. New guidelines for blood vessel size and proper implantation techniques put in place for […]