Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicCardiovascular disease

Topic: cardiovascular disease

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.

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.

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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