Here’s why you shouldn’t catch upon lost sleep over the weekend

Medical evidence suggests that for optimum health and function, the average adult should get seven to nine hours of sleep daily. But, those people who spent two or more hours catching up on sleep over the weekend, what researchers call ‘sleep debt,’ were more likely to have poor cardiovascular health

Here’s why you shouldn’t catch upon lost sleep over the weekendUsing the weekend to catch up on sleep may not be good for heart health, a new study suggests. The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, included more than 21,000 older female health care professionals without a history of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Those who spent two or more hours catching up on […]

Can gut bacteria help us deal with high blood pressure?

Excessive salt intake wipes out levels of good bacteria in the gut and this can cause blood pressure to rise, a German study has found. The findings of the study have raised hopes that a simple probiotic could be used as a tool to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke caused by hypertension

Can gut bacteria help us deal with high blood pressure?An overwhelming proportion of existing studies warn that a high intake of sodium drastically increases your chances of high blood pressure. Here at Medical News Today, we have reported on studies showing that too much salt can double your chances of heart failure, and that even a low intake of salt may still put you […]

Amar Gandhi Foundation to conduct free blood pressure check-ups at religious places  

Know your numbers is the theme of World Hypertension Day 2018. May Measurement Month is an initiative led by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and endorsed by the World Hypertension League (WHL)

Amar Gandhi Foundation to conduct free blood pressure check-ups at religious places  As part of the global ‘May Measurement Month,’ Mumbai-based Amar Gandhi Foundation and Mumbai Kidney Foundation launched a month-long hypertension screening campaign across Mumbai on May 16. Talking about this initiative Dr Bhupendra Gandhi of the Amar Gandhi Foundation said “Raised blood pressure is the biggest single contributing risk factor for global death and the […]

Did you know? Certain eating habits can trigger high blood pressure

The theme for this year’s World Hypertension Day is ‘Know Your Numbers’ with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness. Along with this, it is also to focus on the eating habits also that can also trigger high blood pressure

Did you know? Certain eating habits can trigger high blood pressureHypertension, also known as high Blood Pressure, is a lifestyle disease; eating habits can have an impact on your blood pressure on day-to-day and long-term basis. It can damage arteries and can cause heart failure, cerebral stroke, kidney failure and damage our eyes. It is noted that up to 25 -30% urban and 10 -20% […]

World Hypertension Day: Over 2.67 crore Indians suffering from hypertension

Change in lifestyle, unbalanced sleeping pattern, smoking, and liquor habits are the main contributory factors for hypertension. In Maharashtra, more than 6.60 lakh people are suffering from hypertension

World Hypertension Day: Over 2.67 crore Indians suffering from hypertensionAs per the Maharashtra Health services, in 2017-18, more than 6.60 lakh people have been diagnosed with suffering from hypertension While Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) recently conducted survey shows that in Mumbai over one lakh people are suffering from high blood pressure. In India, the figure has reached to an alarming number of 26.78 crores. […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

Mumbai: Woman weighing 125 kgs delivers baby girl

Obese women, in general, suffer from lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Owing to which, doctor usually have to resort to the C-section procedure to deliver the baby. But, in the case of Mumtaz, a 34-year-old woman, although she was overweight, she was able to deliver her baby normally, due to the intervention of doctors early on in her pregnancy

Mumbai: Woman weighing 125 kgs delivers baby girlMumtaz Shaikh, a resident of Govandi, Mumbai, had delivered a baby girl on May 10. At the time of delivery, Mumtaz weighed around 125 kilograms. Last month, in Cama Hospital a woman weighing 100 kgs had delivered a baby In 2017, a Mumbai women weighing 109 kgs, had delivered eight children Doctors attached with Cama […]

Diet used to reduce stroke risk can also help combat depression

US researchers have found that a diet already shown to reduce the risk of stroke, blood pressure and cholesterol levels also appears to lower the risk of depression. In addition to eating plenty of fruit, vegetables and whole grains, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan involves low-fat dairy products and steering clear of foods high in saturated fats and sugar

Diet used to reduce stroke risk can also help combat depressionTurns out, the specific diet which is shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce the risk of depression. People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study conducted by American Academy of Neurology. The study found that people whose diets adhered more […]

90% strokes preventable. High BP and lack of exercise are the main culprits

Reducing hypertension cuts stroke risk by half, and is the most effective way to reduce risk of all the different preventive measures

90% strokes preventable. High BP and lack of exercise are the main culpritsEach year, 8,00,000 people suffer from a stroke in the United States. But according to a new study, published in the journal The Lancet, 90 per cent of these cases are preventable. An international team of researchers led by the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University in Ontario examined people from every in continent […]

7 health benefits of garlic

The body-strengthening effects of garlic are thought to be due to its active ingredient allicin. This is what gives garlic its distinctive taste and smell. Whether you take your garlic powdered, salted, or minced or in supplement form, you can reap the surprising benefits of this multipurpose herb for optimal health

7 health benefits of garlicGarlic does more than just invigorate your palate and ward off vampires; it’s also a smelly super food health aid. The spice is a highly nutritious vegetable with very few calories, containing trace amounts of other nutrients that contribute to its universal status of a powerful, beneficial healer. The natural medicinal ingredient, both as a […]
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