Tuesday, 6 December, 2022
TopicCardiovascular disease

Topic: cardiovascular disease

Loss of muscle is disturbing sign of ageing. Here’s how even amateurs can retain it after 30

Muscle loss is associated with a myriad of health problems, including higher risk of diabetes and even dementia. Here's how you can avoid that.

Genes that make you taller could protect from heart disease, study by US govt agency finds

Conducted by a team from the US Department of Veteran Affairs’ Million Veteran Program, the study was published in the journal PLOS Genetics last week.

More patients going to hospitals, making insurance claims for heart issues since lockdowns

Insurance firms say no. of claims related to cardiovascular issues ‘doubled’ from April to September. But doctors say this increase may not mean rise in incidence of heart diseases.

The bitter truth: Cut sugar in packaged foods & beverages, save lives, new study says

20% less sugar in packed food and 40% less sugar in beverages can prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events in the US, which is a major cause of death in the country.

Mustard oil is good for kitchen but no clean chit yet on whether it’s good for heart

Mustard oil is believed to be cardio protective due to its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids. But studies show its beneficial aspect is controversial.

Treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes significantly hit by Covid in Odisha, study says

A study published in IJMR says routine treatment of non-communicable diseases was hindered due to the pandemic and patients in urban areas faced more difficulty than those in rural areas.

Heart disease is leading cause of death in women. All-female-led Lancet group is stepping in

High blood pressure is the single-largest risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in women, followed by high body mass index and high LDL cholesterol.

Hospitalised Covid patients on some cholesterol drugs half as likely to die, finds study

Statins are commonly given to cholesterol patients & help lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies show it likely reduces mortality in hospitalised Covid cases, experts call for trials.

Modi govt to roll out regulations for limiting trans fats in food items by this month

FSSAI will limit trans fat content in food items and oils to 3 percent by 2021 and 2 per cent by 2022, against the present limit of 5 per cent.

Stock of insulin, cardiac drugs dips ‘below normal’ levels as India panic buys in lockdown

States and union territories have been instructed to ensure production and supply of cardiac and anti-diabetic medicines, including insulin.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.