Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicBlood pressure

Topic: Blood pressure

Only 7% women, 6% men who have hypertension take medicine, govt’s family health survey shows

The National Family Health Survey 5 data revealed that India's cancer screening coverage also remains poor, with only 0.6% undergoing breast examination and 0.7% taking oral cavity test.

‘White foods’ are invading India’s breakfast menu. So are chronic illnesses

India's bakery market is expected to grow 8.5% to reach more than $12 billion by 2026. But evidence is also building up against refined foods as producing more harm than good.

How much salt should you eat? WHO now says you must cut it down by half

The new set of benchmarks have been based on local food environments and target processed and packaged foods in an effort to lower risks of blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Tackling stubble burning could reduce high BP risk, save $2 billion over 5 years — study

Researchers from IIT Delhi, Brookings Institution and Ashoka University find reducing disease burden associated with hypertension can help save $1.73 to 2.24 billion over 5 years.

India’s hypertension initiative substantially improved BP control in 4 states, study finds

Study by ICMR and WHO scientists finds that a good number of patients registered with India Hypertension Control Initiative were successful in controlling their blood pressure.

Rajinikanth admitted to hospital in Hyderabad after suffering blood pressure fluctuations

Rajinikanth was shooting for a movie in Hyderabad for the past 10 days, when a few people on the sets tested Covid positive, and he had isolated himself.

Blood pressure medications decrease death in Covid patients

These medications may actually have a protective role – particularly in patients with high blood pressure.

Covid patients with high blood pressure face ‘double risk’ of death, says Chinese study 

Indian doctors agreed with the findings, published in European Heart Journal, saying they reflect the realities experienced while treating Covid-19 patients.

This is why some young Indians are at higher risk of Covid complications

Metabolic disorders are increasingly common among younger Indians, so the age at which Covid-19 becomes a higher risk could be much lower than 65-plus.

Be extra careful: Doctors to 20 cr Indians with high BP, hypertension who are at Covid risk

On World Hypertension Day, doctors say while link between high BP & Covid-19 hasn’t been fully established, patients are better off taking more precautions.

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Gig economy booming, workers will triple to 2.35 crore by 2030, says Niti Aayog report

Niti Aayog report finds concentration of workers rising in low- and high-skilled categories, maximum share in retail trade and sales.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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