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 […]

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Can listening to music while driving reduce cardiac stress?

A study by researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Marília, Brazil, suggests that listening to instrumental music, for example, may relieve cardiac stress. The results of the study, which were supported by São Paulo Research Foundation—FAPESP, are published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) […]

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MedTech: Researchers develop smart stethoscope for better, early diagnosis of heart disease

Listening to an infant’s heartbeat plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of a disease. If a doctor can hear the heartbeats clearly, it would enable him to diagnose the disease more accurately. Researchers from IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) have developed a small modular device which can be attached to a stethoscope and it will […]

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With defibrillators in the arsenal, Mumbai Police to save heart attack patients

In case a person suffers a heart attack, a first few minutes play a very crucial to save a life. If the victim gets adequate medical aid during the ‘golden hour,’ then a precious life could be saved. Keeping this in mind the Mumbai police has distributed automated external defibrillators (AED) to 10 police stations […]

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‘Teach children the importance of organ donation’

Hospital staff gets emotional while a smiling Aaradhya heads home

It is often believed that relations are made by heart. And sure enough, that stands true as that could be witnessed at Fortis Hospital, Mulund as little Aaradhya left for her Taloja home after being discharged from the hospital. Aaradhya used to visit the hospital every fortnight and had formed a rather close bond with […]

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