Mumbai: Wockhardt Hospital distributes stress balls to police officials and office workers

When your blood pressure is high, it puts an extra strain on your arteries and heart, squeezing stress balls can help reduce blood pressure, say health experts

Mumbai: Wockhardt Hospital distributes stress balls to police officials and office workersThere have been studies that draw an association between stress levels and increased rates of heart attacks over the last 15 years. Ahead of World Heart Day (September 29) , to create awareness about the increase in heart diseases due to stress and high blood pressure, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central has distributed ‘stress ball’ to […]

When heart disease runs in the family, what should one do?

Dr Narayan Gadkar, Consultant Cardiologist, Zen Multi-speciality Hospital, Chembur, shares about what one should do if there is a family history of Heart disease

When heart disease runs in the family, what should one do?As a family, we share happiness, difficult times, and a myriad of other aspects of life! However, we also share genes, behavioural and lifestyle traits, which are not just restricted to the present generation. Through our ancestors to our future generations, the genetic material is passed between families – so do many diseases that exist […]

Under nutrition in children continues to be a major public health problem

The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2018 is ‘Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health’

Under nutrition in children continues to be a major public health problemThe basic objective of this annual event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately national development. Nutrition is an issue of survival, health and development for current and succeeding generations. Children who are born with a low birth weight […]

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 […]

Unmarried adults are at a higher risk of dying from heart disease

The findings showed that compared to married patients, being unmarried was associated with 24 per cent higher risk of death from any cause and 45 per cent higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. And specifically, the risk of heart attack was 40 percent higher for those who were never married, the study said

Unmarried adults are at a higher risk of dying from heart diseaseIn a new paper published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, he and his team remark that while there is good evidence to suggest that divorced people are more likely to die prematurely, it is not clear whether marital status makes a difference to cardiovascular outcomes in people with heart disease. They also […]

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 […]

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 […]