Social support can help slash the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, says study

Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women

Social support can help slash the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, says studyThe study results have been published online on February 20 in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) With so many people affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD), there has been tremendous research on its various risk factors (although much of the focus to date has been on traditional risk factors such as […]

Daily consumption of diet drinks can increase stroke risk, cautions study

Diet sodas are often considered to be healthier alternatives to sugary beverages. A study this week is cautioning that immoderate drinking of the low-calorie drinks is associated with a greater risk of strokes or heart attacks

Daily consumption of diet drinks can increase stroke risk, cautions studyNew evidence shows that consuming two or more cans of diet drinks like diet coke everyday could be linked to a raised risk of dying young due to stroke or heart disease. Experts warn the public against regular consumption of such artificially sweetened drinks. The results of the study were published in the latest issue […]

French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed food

A new study from French researchers has shown that diets comprising of ‘ultra-processed’ foods are raising the risk of an early death. Ultra processed food is defined as food that is manufactured by multiple industrial processes and taken as snacks, ready-to-eat or heat meals or desserts

French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed foodThis includes burgers, soft drinks, chips, chocolate, candy, ice-cream, sweetened breakfast cereals, packaged soups, chicken nuggets, hotdogs, fries and more. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study which was published on Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption […]

Students at IIT Kanpur built drone to help deliver medicine in hilly terrain

Students of Aerospace Department of IIT Kanpur have produced Unmanned UAV aircraft. This UAV works like a drone. This drone will be able to transport medicines in hilly areas and other difficult to reach terrain

Students at IIT Kanpur built drone to help deliver medicine in hilly terrainThis is the first ever ‘humanitarian’ drone which has been made by the students at the institute. So far, we know that drones have been used for security purposes. Drones can help connect people in many ways and also provide essential services. Now students at IIT Kanpur have made a unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from […]

Climb stairs frequently, for few minutes a day, can help improve heart health

Scientists have found that climbing stairs for just a few minutes at short intervals throughout the day can significantly improve heart health. The research, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggests that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, any time

Climb stairs frequently, for few minutes a day, can help improve heart healthA few minutes of stairs climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health. These are the findings of a new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggest that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, any time. “The […]

#Budget2019: Healthy India Modi government’s vision for 2030

The union budget on health this year primarily focuses on Healthy India, which aims for a comprehensive wellness system. Also the union government claimed that the Ayushman Bharat scheme has greatly benefitted the poor people in the country     

#Budget2019: Healthy India Modi government’s vision for 2030With the cap on prices of medicines and medical devices, the poor and needy people are now able to access better healthcare and medical treatment. The insurance cover under Ayushman Bharat is a boon for all. Also, heart stents and capping of knee replacement surgery has helped countless Indians live a better life. Budget 2019 […]

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesity

Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesityThe study which was conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 per cent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK’s National Health Service Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the study weighed and measured the energy content of […]

Now, chickens are laying eggs with cancer-fighting properties in them  

After researchers from the University of Edinburgh spliced a human gene into the chickens’ DNA, the animals began laying eggs boasting a significant amount of two proteins used to treat diseases including cancer in humans - and the process, they say, is far cheaper than current methods of protein production

Now, chickens are laying eggs with cancer-fighting properties in them  They hope the project will one day lead to lifesaving drugs that are much cheaper to make. The team modified the genomes of the chickens so their eggs contain large amounts of high quality proteins. Just three eggs contain a clinically significant dose, according to the scientists. Initially the proteins will be used in research […]

Attention men: Osteoporosis no more common just among women

Brittle bones and its chances of breaking is not just common among women any more as the doctors have observed a steady rise osteoporosis among men too

Attention men: Osteoporosis no more common just among womenOsteoporosis is common in men, too, but it is a highly ignored health issue, say orthopaedic surgeons, who are seeing a rise in number of men with osteoporotic fractures. The surgeons say though the ratio of osteoporosis in men and women stands at 6:4, negligence and poor awareness among men has led to the late […]

Padma awards to be awarded to nine eminent personalities in the field of healthcare and medicine

Padma awards to be awarded to nine eminent personalities in the field of healthcare and medicine  In, these practitioners of medicine has done a lot for society. The government will soon honoured them with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards. Here is a list of doctors and workers who are honored this year: Ramaswami Venkataswami: Professor Ramaswami Venkataswami is a plastic surgeon, founder of the Institute for the Research and […]
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