Heart attacks recur in younger patients, who are hypertensive and smoke

Heart attacks reoccurred more frequently in younger patients with several modifiable risk factors, including smoking and high blood pressure

Heart attacks recur in younger patients, who are hypertensive and smokeResearchers on the new study, presented at the American College of Cardiology Asia Conference 2018 in Shanghai, suggested secondary preventive programs for younger patients should target modifiable risk factors. “When treating younger patients with a history of heart attack, clinicians should emphasize better control of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes,” said Joanne Karen […]

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in life

Exposure to second-hand smoke during childhood was associated with an increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life, researchers said. The study followed 98,995 French female volunteers from 1990 to present day. It found that those who smoked - and incurred passive smoking - were more prone. Arthritis also began earlier in smokers exposed to childhood passive smoking

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in lifeA new study in the journal Rheumatology indicates that being exposed to second-hand smoke in childhood could increase the risk of someone developing arthritis as an adult. Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex disease that may be developed by environmental agents interacting with genetic factors. The role of genetics into arthritis susceptibility is well recognised. There […]

Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and stroke

Tobacco consumed in any form, smoked, swallowed, or chewed, poses multiple hazards to health. In addition to increasing the risk of cancer, it is closely linked to coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke

Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and strokeCigarette smoke is commonly associated with lung cancer and lung ailments. But smoking and chewing tobacco is also the second most common cause of cardiac illness.  As per statistics, tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular disease, after […]

Here’s how our bones heal after a fracture

In most cases, bone makes use of its remarkable ability to regenerate. This means that the new bone that fills the fracture closely resembles the bone before the injury, without a trace of a scar

Here’s how our bones heal after a fractureMany people have experienced or at least seen someone with a fracture at a certain point in time. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem cells and bone’s natural ability to renew itself. We may take our bones for granted or are not aware of its amazing […]

Maha govt to start campaign to make residential schools tobacco-free

Earlier in the year, the state government had initiated a campaign to take action against those who sell tobacco products within 100 yards of a school or college. Action was taken as per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). Not only this, a toll-free number was also started to lodge a complaint against them

Maha govt to start campaign to make residential schools tobacco-freeNow upon these lines, the Maharashtra government is set to make residential schools tobacco-free. Social Welfare Minister, Rajkumar Badole,  stated that a notification was sent to residential schools across the state, instructing them to check whether there is sale of tobacco in their vicinity. And also to create posters which make children aware about the […]

Conceiving takes longer in smokers

Smoking appears to accelerate loss of eggs, reproductive function and may advance menopause by several years

Conceiving takes longer in smokersThe health risks of tobacco smoking are well known with regard to diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Substantial harmful effects of cigarette smoke on fertility have become apparent, but are not generally appreciated. Cigarette smoking has a negative impact on the ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term. Impact […]

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job

Prolonged sitting has been linked to everything from increased hunger and inflammation (which both lead to obesity and belly fat) to high blood pressure and high blood sugar. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking,” now you know where it stems from

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we stretch our legs, step out for air, or take a walk around the block. Basically, we do anything we can to get the blood moving, because sitting all day […]

No smoking: Meet Disha, a girl who aims to make India a tobacco-free country

Disha Tiwari is a 14-year-old girl on a mission, unlike other girls her age, who bury themselves in books or are busy clicking selfies at their favourite spots. Disha has no time to kill. She is tirelessly working to raise awareness about the ill-effects of smoking and helps in encouraging and helping people quit smoking

No smoking: Meet Disha, a girl who aims to make India a tobacco-free countrySo far, in our series of strong independent women who are working for noble causes, we have featured women who have made a contribution to the medical world through their selfless services. We have also included women who are working for the betterment of society, who are associated with various social causes and making a […]

Not exercising enough is worse for you than smoking and diabetes, finds study

We’ve all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease

Not exercising enough is worse for you than smoking and diabetes, finds studyDon’t exercise enough? It might pose a greater risk to your health than smoking, diabetes or heart disease, a study suggests. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied more than 122,000 patients who participated in treadmill testing between 1991 and 2014. Results showed better cardiorespiratory fitness was linked to living longer, while extreme aerobic fitness provided […]

Prolonged hoarseness of voice can be a sign of lung cancer

 Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. In the early stages of lung cancer, there are usually no signs or symptoms. However, as the disease progresses, many people will eventually develop symptoms

Prolonged hoarseness of voice can be a sign of lung cancerA sudden hoarse voice could mean many different things, but if combined with other symptoms of lung cancer, you should see your general physician. This is especially important if hoarseness has lasted three weeks or more. The main symptoms of lung cancer include a cough that doesn’t go away after two or three weeks or […]
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