Study reveals eating out alone is bad for your health, especially for men

Men who ate alone more than twice a day were the most likely to develop abdominal obesity. Scientists also found that these individuals were more likely to be single, live alone and skip meals. In most cases, these men did not have spouses. Married men or men committed in a relationship did much better when compared to those who were single

Study reveals eating out alone is bad for your health, especially for menMen who eat alone have a 45 per cent greater risk of developing obesity, a new study has found. Researchers at Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital in Seoul, South Korea also found links between eating alone and high blood pressure and high cholesterol. While their findings revealed health consequences for both men and women who dined […]

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizens

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death across the country. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function that part of the body won't work as it should. Surviving a stroke and coping up with the health challenge. On the occasion of World Stroke Day, on October 29th, a Navi Mumbai Hospital started a new initiative of connecting about 60 stroke patients through the medium of Facebook, through a support group to tackle it

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizensStroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness and slurred speech. According to the World Health Organization’s Report of Top 10 causes of death says Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are […]

Stroke: Patients should be treated within three to four hours

A stroke occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working. This causes the part of the body that the injured brain controls to stop working. In this case, if the patient is given treatment within 4 hours, the blood supply will be normal. On this ‘World Stroke Day’, speaking to My Medical Mantra, doctors inform that stroke is a medical emergency. So, seek treatment as soon as possible

Stroke: Patients should be treated within three to four hoursA stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. If a patient gets proper treatment in the first three to four hours after stroke, some patients may feel better within 24 hours. Dr Vijay Surase, Interventional Cardiologist at Jupiter Hospital said, “Stroke and the […]

Regular walking may increase longevity

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits

Regular walking may increase longevityA new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity. Some of these benefits include a reduced risk of premature death, cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Mental health is also believed to benefit from a more active lifestyle, as exercise improves […]

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart health

Those who stopped the aspirin treatment were 37 per cent more likely to have an adverse cardiovascular event than those who continued the therapy. This is equivalent to 1 in every 74 patients who quit aspirin having a heart attack, a stroke, or dying as a result of a cardiovascular event

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart healthResearchers led by Johan Sundström, a professor of epidemiology at Uppsala University in Sweden, set out to examine the effect of stopping low-dose aspirin treatment on the odds of having a second heart attack or stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people at risk of having a heart attack take low-dose aspirin preventively. […]

Doctors treat a 72-year-old with endovascular thrombectomy

An oral chemotherapy for lung cancer affected the speech of a 72-year-old woman. Doctors detected a clot in her brain and decide to remove the clot using a technique called ‘Endovascular Thrombectomy’. The treatment is routinely performed on patients with acute stroke caused due to a block in the cerebral arteries

Doctors treat a 72-year-old with endovascular thrombectomyWhile undergoing oral chemotherapy for lung cancer on September 7, the speech of a 72-year-old woman started getting affected. Furthermore, she complained of severe weakness on the right side of her body. She was then rushed to Hiranandani Hospital in Navi Mumbai. The doctors performed an MRI of the brain which revealed a complete blockage […]

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 […]