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Experts explain why heart failure should be a public concern

New Delhi, Apr 8: Heart Failure is a progressive, debilitating and potentially life-threatening condition, which is responsible for silently killing one-third of patients during hospital admission and one-fourth within 3 months of diagnosis.

On World Health Day 2018, the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) has urged the people to prioritise heart failure as a public health priority. The need...

Here’s why heart diseases should be made public health priority in India

New Delhi, Apr 7: Heart Failure is a progressive, debilitating and potentially life-threatening condition, which is responsible for silently killing one-third of patients during hospital admission and one-fourth within 3 months of diagnosis.

On World Health Day 2018, the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) has urged the people to prioritise heart failure as a public health priority....

Swimming is the best exercise to beat the heat this summer

Exercise is important for ones physical and mental health and being fit makes one hale and hearty. With summer setting in, swimming is the best exercise to beat the heat. Being the best exercise, swimming is the best way to build stamina and reduce weight, while it also helps in proper functioning of the heart and aids blood circulation in...

Your neck and back pain could be due to your bags and purses

One may never realize that the culprits of the frequent complaints of neck and back pain can be your deceptively simple bags and purses. According to a piece published in Philadelphia Media Network philly.com by Surena Namdari, who is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, “carrying item”, which includes briefcases, purses and other bags, which we...

New low-cost tool to detect bacteria in food, water

A new low-cost method for detecting bacteria in food or water samples has come closer to the reality.

Developed by scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the rapid and low-cost method could be useful to the chefs using fresh fruits and vegetables.

Researcher Lili He said, “Most people around the world cook their vegetables before eating, but...

Eating too much fast food may expose you to harmful hormone-disrupting chemicals called phthalates

People who eat too much fast food may be exposed to potentially harmful hormone-disrupting chemicals called phthalates, according to a study. Phthalates, a group of chemicals used in food packaging and processing materials, are known to disrupt hormones in humans and are linked to a long list of health problems.

The study is the first to compare phthalate exposures...

Indian rural women late in seeking breast cancer care: study

London, Mar 23: Women in rural India delay seeking treatment for breast cancer mostly due to high costs of care, according to a study which found that many of them have not even heard of the deadly disease.

The study by Nitin Gangane, a doctoral student at Umea University in Sweden, also found that most Indian women...

Stopping exercise may up depressive symptoms: study

Melbourne, Mar 23: Stopping exercise suddenly can result in increased depressive symptoms, according to a study.

Julie Morgan, a PhD student at the University of Adelaide in Australia, reviewed the results of earlier studies that examined the effects of stopping exercise in regularly active adults.

"Adequate physical activity and exercise are important for both physical...

India likely to generate 775.5 tonnes of medical waste daily by 2020: Study

New Delhi, Mar 23: India is likely to generate about 775.5 tonnes of medical waste per day by 2022 from the current level of 550.9 tonnes daily, a study conducted jointly by industry body ASSOCHAM and Velocity has said.

The study, which was released yesterday, said medical waste is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR)...

High meat intake may up liver disease risk: study

Jerusalem, Mar 21: High consumption of red and processed meat may increase the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance, a study has found.

"Unhealthy Western lifestyle plays a major role in the development and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), namely, lack of physical activity and high consumption of fructose and saturated fat," said...