Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death, finds study

Heart attack survivors with chronic mood disorders may be more likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t suffer these problems, a recent study suggests

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death, finds studyPatients with anxiety or depression have previously been shown to have longer hospital stays and a worse prognosis after a heart attack, researchers note in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. But earlier research hasn’t given doctors a clear sense of whether patients with specific types of emotional distress might put patients at greater risk […]

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds study

Compared with sitting or lying down for the same amount of time, standing uses more energy. This could help to burn calories that would otherwise end up in fat storage

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds studyNew research supports the idea that spending more time standing during waking hours can help to counteract some of the negative consequences of sedentary lifestyles. These are among the findings and conclusions of a recent PLOS One study from the University of Granada (UGR), in Spain. Many scientists believe that lying, sitting, and standing use […]

Trying to avoid a second stroke? Blood pressure control is key

If you’ve already had one stroke, your risk for another is much higher. But new research found that well-controlled blood pressure can reduce that risk by about 20%

Trying to avoid a second stroke? Blood pressure control is key  The study authors suggested maintaining a blood pressure of 130/80 mm Hg or less. “Intensive blood pressure control of at least less than 130/80 mm Hg is recommended for secondary stroke prevention,” said Dr Kazuo Kitagawa, the study’s lead author. Kitagawa is a professor and chair of neurology at Tokyo Women’s Medical University in […]

Adopt schools and counsel students on preventive healthcare, Vice President tells private hospitals

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon private hospitals, medical colleges, nursing institutions and people in medical fraternity to adopt schools in their respective neighbourhoods and counsel the students on preventive healthcare

Adopt schools and counsel students on preventive healthcare, Vice President tells private hospitalsThe Vice President wants doctors, actors and media to adopt professional social responsibility. He stated this while inaugurating MGM Healthcare, a 400-bedded Super Specialty Hospital in Chennai Referring to the growing incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including cancer, heart disorders and diabetes, Naidu pointed out that modern lifestyle changes were aggravating NCDS. Naidu wanted the […]

64% of Indians say they don’t exercise, reveals shocking study

While many Indian consumers intend to lead a healthy lifestyle, lack of motivation and time make it difficult for them to do so. New research from the world’s leading market intelligence agency Mintel reveals that almost two-thirds (64%) of Indians say that they don’t exercise

64% of Indians say they don’t exercise, reveals shocking studyAnd while nearly half (46%) of consumers say that leading a healthy lifestyle is their top priority, only 37% of them actually exercise. Mintel research reveals that lack of time is the top barrier for exercising among Indian consumers; almost a third (31%) of consumers say that they don’t have time to exercise. Nidhi Sinha, […]

Heart problems may hasten cognitive decline, reveals new study

Adults with clogged arteries carrying blood to the heart may be more prone to cognitive decline than their counterparts without such cardiac problems, a study suggests

Heart problems may hasten cognitive decline, reveals new studyThis was true whether patients had suffered a heart attack or they had angina, which is the term for chest pains caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. For about 12 years, researchers followed 7,888 adults, starting when they were 62 years old on average. At the start, none of them had a history […]

Lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of gout attacks

Lifestyle measures, such as dietary changes, can help lower levels of uric acid, the chemical that deposits in joints and causes gout. However, for most people, changes in diet alone are not enough to prevent gout. To reduce uric acid levels enough to stop attacks, medication is usually needed. Still making changes in what you eat can lead to fewer gouty flares

Lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of gout attacksIn the past, doctors often handed their patients a list of foods high in purines and instructed them not to eat those foods. By itself, that hasn’t been shown to be particularly helpful. More recently, experts have begun thinking about diet differently. Instead of trying to figure out which individual foods you should avoid, the […]

Does work-related stress lead to weight gain? A new study finds answers

One doesn’t need a broad study to see that, since working six times a week can already be so stressful and exhausting. So what more if the nature of the work itself and the environment around it become stressful as well? For all of its negative impacts, however, can weight gain be included in the mix? A new research attempts to answer that question

Does work-related stress lead to weight gain? A new study finds answersA Swedish study attempted to find out if work-related stress contributes to an increase in weight. We all know that work-related stress often has negative results to our physical and mental well-being, leaving us suffering from immense fatigue, lack of sleep, anxiety and even a number of conditions that can be dangerous if left untreated. […]

Eating a cup of blueberries each day can help prevent heart disease, says study

There is a new reason for you to love blueberries. A new study shows that adding a cup of blueberries to your daily diet could help cut the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 per cent

Eating a cup of blueberries each day can help prevent heart disease, says studyThe findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, highlight the significant health benefits of eating at least 150 grams of blueberries daily. The researchers led by the University of East Anglia in England said their study should prompt the recognition of the health benefits of the fruit. “It’s widely recognised that lifestyle changes, […]

3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levels

Lifestyle changes can help reduce cholesterol, keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications or enhance the effect of your medications. Here are three lifestyle changes to get you started

3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levelsBy lowering your blood LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol level, even if it is normal, you help reduce your chances of having a heart attack. It’s especially important if the LDL level is above 130 milligrams per decilitre. For every 10% drop in your cholesterol level, your heart attack risk potentially falls by 20% to 30%. There […]
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