Consistent weight loss in the first few weeks of dieting may help to achieve long-term weight loss, according to researchers

Adopting a healthful, balanced diet is considered one of the best strategies for weight loss, but - as many dieters will know - it is not as easy as it sounds

Consistent weight loss in the first few weeks of dieting may help to achieve long-term weight loss, according to researchers    If you’re looking to lose weight and keep it off, a new study may help you to reach your goal. Researchers have now found that consistently losing weight in the early days of a new diet plan – even small amounts – may increase the chances of achieving long-term weight loss. It is […]

Father-son duo from Mumbai, pledge to make India cancer free by 2020

Anuj Desai, a young 16-year-old activist, is actively joined by his father Tushar Desai in the movement ‘Cancer Free India 2020’ which has a slogan “No smoking papa because I love you”. Anuj shot a video and appealed the citizens of the country to quit smoking

Father-son duo from Mumbai, pledge to make India cancer free by 2020‘Cigarette smoking is injurious to your health’, is written on the cigarette packs as well as when we go to watch movies in the theatre. Often, we are warned about the ill effects like heart disease, stroke, cancer, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but we never pay attention towards it. The tobacco consumption […]

Deaths due to noncommunicable diseases are increasing, states Praja Foundation study

Praja Foundation paper revealed that deaths due to noncommunicable diseases like diabetes as per the predicted data re 2,675 in 2016-2017 and deaths due to hypertension as per extrapolated data is 4,438 in 2016-2017. Also, it can pave a way to other noncommunicable diseases

Deaths due to noncommunicable diseases are increasing, states Praja Foundation studyNoncommunicable diseases are the leading killers worldwide as WHO’s report also states that noncommunicable diseases kill over 15 million people a year, aged 30-70 years, and many in low and lower middle income countries. In India thousands of people die due to NCD’s like diabetes, hypertension, stroke and kidney diseases. And Doctors inform that taking […]

KEM hospital stroke unit gives a new lease of life to 38 patients

This is a first of its kind unit, wherein a BMC run hospital has managed to treat thirty-eight patients successfully since its inception. It has helped make stroke treatment available to a lower socio-economic class of people

KEM hospital stroke unit gives a new lease of life to 38 patientsKEM hospital’s stroke unit has successfully treated thirty eight patients in the last two years.  The BMC run hospital had started a first of its kind service for stroke management in public hospital in October 2015 with the aim to help a stroke patient during the golden hour. “A Stroke is one of the leading […]

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects both perpetrator and victim

Boys who engaged in more bullying in childhood tended to be aggressive and were more likely to smoke in adulthood, which increases risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other life-threatening diseases. Boys who were bullied, tended to have more stressful life experiences

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects both perpetrator and victimAccording to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Being bullied in childhood may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 American men from first grade through their early […]

What is beauty parlour stroke syndrome and how can it be prevented?

When your neck is hyperextended over the edge of a shampoo bowl, the pressure and/or whiplash-like motions on your neck can lead to a tear in the vertebral artery, which supplies blood to your brain

What is beauty parlour stroke syndrome and how can it be prevented?In 2013, Elizabeth Williams, a California mother of two, did something you’ve probably done many times yourself: visited a hair salon for a cut and routine wash. Several days later, she began experiencing strange symptoms indicative of stroke, including weakness on her left side. Doctors ultimately diagnosed her with a relatively rare condition called vertebral […]

Brain stroke is fast growing threat to Indian youths, say doctors  

It is said the incidence of stroke in India is much higher than western industrialised countries. Doctors say since stroke is a major cause of death and disability, there needs to be awareness and a robust emergency system in place so that patient gets treatment at the earliest

Brain stroke is fast growing threat to Indian youths, say doctors  A recent study published in JAMA Neurology, a medical journal, shows a rising number of younger US adults are being hospitalised for strokes. Doctors say that while there is no data on the same for India, unhealthy lifestyle and rampant smoking have contributed to growing number of brain stroke cases in youth, especially in metros […]

Spider venom can be used for future stroke therapy

Researchers found that the protein blocked acid-sensing ion channels in the brain – something they say are key drivers of brain damage after stroke. The protein showed great promise as a future stroke treatment

Spider venom can be used for future stroke therapyScientists found a single dose of the protein Hi1a worked on lab rats. They said it showed “great promise as a future stroke treatment” but had not yet been tested in human trials. The Stroke Association said the research was at its early stages but it would “welcome any treatment that has the potential to […]

‘Huge advance’ in fighting world’s biggest killer

An innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels, say doctors

‘Huge advance’ in fighting world’s biggest killerThe results of the large international trial on 27,000 patients means the drug could soon be used by millions. The British Heart Foundation said the findings were a significant advance in fighting the biggest killer in the world. Around 15 million people die each year from heart attacks or stroke. Bad cholesterol is the villain […]

Uncommon rise in brain stroke in young generation due to unhealthy lifestyle, say doctors

Neurologists explained that strokes in the younger generation are caused due to factors such as developing blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, extensive smoking and consumption of alcohol and junk food

Uncommon rise in brain stroke in young generation due to unhealthy lifestyle, say doctorsRecently, a 24-year-old youth suffered from a brain stroke and was declared brain-dead at Wockhardt Hospital. But, this is not a rare occurrence as city neurologists have observed an upsurge in brain stroke among youngsters in the last few years. Today, people as young as 18 suffer from brain stroke and neurologists blame unhealthy lifestyle […]