How long does it take your heart to recover after you quit smoking?

A new study revealed that the heart needs some 15 years to fully recover after quitting from smoking

How long does it take your heart to recover after you quit smoking?Numerous visual aids and articles scattered across the internet illustrate the changes that happen to a person’s body 15 minutes after a person decides to stop smoking, moving to an hour, a day, a week and years after. And while all of those are true, a new study suggests that you may need a bit […]

Reducing stress is pivotal for a healthy heart

Studies have shown that long term stress causes higher incidence of unhealthy lifestyle. More people with long-term work-related stress end up having reduced exercise, unhealthy diet, smoking, alcohol leading to obesity

Reducing stress is pivotal for a healthy heartRahul Joshi is a manager in one of the multinational banks in the city. He was hospitalised last week when he suffered a major heart attack. People close to him couldn’t help commenting that Rahul was the last person they thought would land up with a heart attack. He did not fit the profile of […]

Mumbai: Bihar man with a swollen heart artery successfully operated at Asian Heart Institute

The swelling was so massive that while travelling from his home to Mumbai for his treatment, he developed severe breathlessness and was in a critical state

Mumbai: Bihar man with a swollen heart artery successfully operated at Asian Heart InstituteWhen 64-year-old Omprakash Goenka was rushed to Asian Heart Institute last month he could not breathe and was on a ventilator. His medical diagnosis revealed that the main artery in his heart (aorta) had swollen to thrice its normal size and as a result was pressing on his breathing pipe. “When this patient was brought […]

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sex

You don't really need a reason to have it, but there are many benefits of sex you might not know about it. Here, the hidden health perks of great sex

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sexSex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it […]

Green corridor from Bhopal to Mumbai, helps enable 102nd heart transplant at Fortis Hospital

A lifesaving heart transplant was conducted on a 12-year-old Mumbaikar on Friday, July 26, this is the second cardiac donation from Bhopal that has enabled a transplant at the hospital. The harvested heart ferried across 693 km from Bhopal to Mumbai, to enable this transplant

Green corridor from Bhopal to Mumbai, helps enable 102nd heart transplant at Fortis HospitalA team of cardiac specialists at Fortis Hospital, Mulund led by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head-Cardiac Transplant Team, successfully performed a heart transplant on a 12-year-old Mumbaikar. This feat became possible after the husband and children of a 62-year-old female from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh consented to donate her organs. The 62-year-old donor, a homemaker, suffered a […]

Dos and don’ts for a healthy heart

Researchers found that if people ate less salt and meat and ate more nuts, fruits and vegetables, they could greatly lower risk of heart disease

Dos and don’ts for a healthy heartJust 10 foods account for nearly half of all heart disease deaths in the U.S., researchers reported. If people ate less salt and meat and ate more nuts, fruits and vegetables, they could greatly lower their own risk of heart disease, the researchers at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy found. It comes […]

Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. The study was led by the University of Exeter - simultaneously published on July 14 in JAMA and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles

Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study  Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research. The risk of dementia was reduced by 32% in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to […]

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%

Adults who are obese and commute by car are at a 32% increased risk of death from any cause, compared with normal-weight peers who walk or cycle to work, report researchers

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%The finding, which was recently presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, was based on an analysis of more than 160,000 British individuals. For the study, researchers from the British Heart Foundation examined data from 163,149 people (aged between 37 and 73 years) who provided information about whether they drove to work, walked and […]

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseases

An adequate consumption of milk and dairy products at different life stages can help prevent various chronic diseases. The findings of the review were recently published in Advances in Nutrition

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseasesFor example, there is a positive link between moderate intake of milk during pregnancy and birth weight, length and bone mineral content during childhood. In addition, daily intake of milk and dairy products among elderly people may reduce the risk of frailty and sarcopenia. These are just some of the conclusions of a systematic review […]

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]
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