Pune: 18-yr-old brain-dead youth helps give a new heart to a 30-yr-old farmer

An 18-year-old brain-dead donor invaluable sacrifice helped give a 30-year-old farmer who was waitlisted for a heart a second chance of life. A green corridor was put in place so that the heart could reach the hospital and recipient could undergo a heart transplant in time

Pune: 18-yr-old brain-dead youth helps give a new heart to a 30-yr-old farmerFollowing central India’s first heart transplant, a team of doctors from Sahyadri hospital gave a new lease of life to a 30-year-old farmer from Bhigwan by successfully performing a heart transplant on Tuesday, June 11. The heart was retrieved a brain-dead organ donor from Kolhapur. Speaking about the surgery, Dr Manoj Durairaj, Programme Director, Department […]

Poor sleep associated with high blood pressure, suggests study

A bad night’s sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure that night and the following day, according to new research led by the University of Arizona

Poor sleep associated with high blood pressure, suggests studyThe study, to be published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, offers one possible explanation for why sleep problems have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death from cardiovascular disease. The link between poor sleep and cardiovascular health problems is increasingly well-established in scientific literature, but the reason for the […]

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Athletes invest hours practising before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigour of pregnancy, labour and caring for a newborn

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s healthDr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol, finds study

Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol, finds studyThe study, led by scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, surprised the researchers with the discovery that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels than consuming a comparable amount of plant proteins. Moreover, this effect was […]

Energy drinks may increase risk of heart function abnormalities and blood pressure changes

Drinking 32 ounces of an energy drink in a short timespan may increase blood pressure and the risk of electrical disturbances in the heart, which affect heart rhythm, according to a small study published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Energy drinks may increase risk of heart function abnormalities and blood pressure changes  The study enrolled 34 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 40 years. Participants were randomly assigned to drink 32 ounces of one of two commercially available caffeinated energy drinks or a placebo drink on three separate days. The drinks were consumed within a 60-minute period but no faster than one 16-ounce bottle […]

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

These habits can save your heart

In 2010, a committee of experts with the American Heart Association came up with a strategic plan to reduce cardiovascular disease in the United States. The committee pored over the scientific literature and identified seven of the most important behaviors people can follow to protect their cardiovascular health

These habits can save your heartWorldwide, heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of death. They’re also the leading killers of Americans, accounting for one out of every three deaths in the United States. But there’s good news, too. About 80 percent of all cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable. You can lower your risk markedly by making some […]

7 reasons why potassium-rich foods are good for you

Potassium is known to offer a number of benefits to the human body. In case you are still sceptical about eating potassium-rich foods, we have listed the reasons why you really shouldn’t

7 reasons why potassium-rich foods are good for youBut first, learn why potassium is important in the body. Apparently, it is an essential mineral that regulates the body’s electrolytes and is responsible for the proper functioning of certain organs, such as the brain, muscular tissues, heart and kidneys. As per a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, potassium keeps the […]

Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thought

It’s known the female heart changes after menopause, but a new University of Guelph study is the first to reveal hidden changes that are happening during perimenopause- the stage before menopause sets in

Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thoughtThese small, underappreciated changes have potential implications for protecting women’s hearts by introducing the use of hormone replacement therapy earlier. “We found the window of opportunity for using the therapy likely begins much earlier than previously believed,” said Prof Glen Pyle, senior author of the study. It’s long been known that young women have a […]

Here’s the reason why lack of sleep is bad for your heart

In recent years, numerous studies have shown that people who don’t get enough sleep are at greater risk of stroke and heart attack. A new University of Colorado Boulder study, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, helps explain why

Here’s the reason why lack of sleep is bad for your heartIt found that people who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night have lower blood levels of three physiological regulators, or microRNAs, which influence gene expression and play a key role in maintaining vascular health. The findings could potentially lead to new, non-invasive tests for sleep-deprived patients concerned about their health, the authors said. “This […]
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