Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicCardiovascular disease

Topic: cardiovascular disease

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.

Price controls more important than ever for drugs used to treat prevalent diseases: Report

The report published by Brookings India Tuesday says price control is a double-edged sword that should be carefully used for growth of industry & interest of consumers.

Why heart patients in India are not warming up to this US-made new blood-thinner implant

Boston Scientific's Watchman, touted as alternative to blood-thinning medicines, came to India in 2017. 30-odd heart patients have since opted for it.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


A Centurion tank used by the Indian Army | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Centurion tank, other weapons used in 1965 & 1971 to add historical flavour to 26 Jan parade

These armoured vehicles and artillery pieces will symbolise battles fought by Indian armed forces over the past decades as part of celebration of 75 years of independence.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.