Mumbai witnesses its 44th organ donation, brain-dead man saves four lives

The deceased patient was a 27-year-old who was declared brain-dead on Thursday, November 22. The family was aware about the concept of organ donation and consented to donate his organised. The organ donation took place at Umrao Wockhardt Hospital in Mira Road

Mumbai witnesses its 44th organ donation, brain-dead man saves four livesThe patient was admitted to the hospital on November 18, 2018 and became brain-dead after four days of being admitted to the hospital. The patient was a resident of Virar. The family of the deceased youth knew about what organ donation meant and that this noble gesture could help save the lives of others. While […]

Heart health: exotic fish ‘teach’ people to regenerate heart cells

 How eating exotic fish can improve heart health. Heart failure is a condition in which damage or death of part of the heart muscle occurs. In this condition, people usually need a transplant. Researchers suggest that one of several species of small freshwater fish, the tetra fish, repairs its own heart. But can we apply this mechanism to recover human heart health?

Heart health: exotic fish ‘teach’ people to regenerate heart cellsPeople with heart failure experience heart cell loss that can damage the heart muscle to such an extent that they need a transplant. One species of exotic fish, the tetra fish, has the amazing ability to repair its own heart. Can we apply this mechanism to healing human hearts? The tetra fish is a type […]

Workplace bullying interlinked with higher risk of heart problems

Difficult work conditions, including job strain and excessive hours, have long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of what role might be played by exposure to bullying and violence, state researchers in the European Heart Journal

Workplace bullying interlinked with higher risk of heart problemsPeople who are bullied or exposed to violence on the job may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than individuals who don’t deal with these challenges at work, a European study suggests. Researchers examined survey data from more than 79,000 working men and women between 19 and 65 years old who didn’t have a […]

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects heart and mental health in long-run

Boys who engaged in more bullying in childhood tended to be aggressive and were more likely to smoke in adulthood, which increases risk factors for heart disease and other life-threatening diseases. Boys who were bullied, tended to have more stressful life experiences

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects heart and mental health in long-runAccording to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Being bullied in childhood may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood. It can have negative impact on heart health. The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 […]

Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and stroke

Tobacco consumed in any form, smoked, swallowed, or chewed, poses multiple hazards to health. In addition to increasing the risk of cancer, it is closely linked to coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke

Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and strokeCigarette smoke is commonly associated with lung cancer and lung ailments. But smoking and chewing tobacco is also the second most common cause of cardiac illness.  As per statistics, tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular disease, after […]

Pune docs cure an Iraqi national with rare abdominal condition

Inamdar Hospital doctors cure an Iraqi citizen suffering from a rare abdominal aorta aneurysm. It is the main artery of the body, which supplies oxygenated blood to the circulatory system

Pune docs cure an Iraqi national with rare abdominal conditionThe doctors at Inamdar Hospital cure an Iraqi citizen who was suffering from a rare abdominal aorta aneurysm. Aorta is the main artery in the human body, which supplies oxygenated blood to the circulatory system. On September 23, a 69-year-old man was admitted in the hospital with a complaint of pain in abdomen, backache, since […]

Here’s why peanut butter is good for you

Two tablespoons of peanut butter is estimated to contain 7 grams of protein, 16 grams of fat and 2 grams of fibre

Here’s why peanut butter is good for youIf there is one thing peanut butter gets praised for, it is for the versatility. While the popular spread can be used to enhance a variety of meals and snacks, it also deserves some due credit for its health benefits. One standard serving of unsalted peanut butter, which is around two tablespoons, contains 191 calories. […]

Pune doctors successful treat heart patient through a rarely performed surgery

Furthermore, minimally invasive AVR is technically even more difficult in patients with small and calcified aortic roots. This could be one of the reasons that minimally invasive aortic valve replacements is not yet being universally performed

Pune doctors successful treat heart patient through a rarely performed surgeryA team of doctors at Sahyadri Hospitals led by Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Dr Mahendra Bafna from Pune performed valve replacement on a 27-year-old youngster through small incision. The young man knew that he had problem in the heart valve from last 7 years. He was diagnosed to have leaked aortic valve. Doctors had suggested replacement […]

Are you aware of the high chances of sudden cardiac death for extreme sports persons?

A condition called ‘athlete’s heart’ wherein rhythmic disturbances and rupture of plaques in the heart may occur due to intensive training. Also, there may be exacerbation of pre-existing chronic inflammation and spread of toxins due to extreme exertion

Are you aware of the high chances of sudden cardiac death for extreme sports persons?We live in times where leading a fast-paced lifestyle is common. Despite the chaos of routine life, many seek adventure and as a result there is a rise in the incidence of individuals training in extreme sports. Extreme or adventure sports are those that involve speed, heights etc., and high level of physical exertion. The […]

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 […]
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