Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicHeart disease

Topic: Heart disease

Young people getting heart attacks no surprise. Look at their plate

Heart diseases aren't diseases of old age. It's because young Indians are hooked to white foods and ultra-processed diets.

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.

Are you gaining weight? Get gut-healthy

Combinations of high trans-fat, high-refined carbs, and low dietary fiber diets lead to alteration in gut microbial composition, leading to harmful metabolic outcomes.

Steep rise in heart disease risk among women as more take up full time work: Swiss study

Researchers claim ‘alarming’ rise in women reporting non-traditional risk factors for heart disease, such as work stress, sleep disorders, and fatigue.

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.

Indians, other South Asians at double risk of heart diseases compared to Europeans: US study

Study also says clinical tools in US and Europe have not factored in the increased risk to South Asians since the latter were not part of the tools' development.

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.

Higher apolipoprotein B shortens lifespan, increases risk of heart disease, finds Lancet study

The study says apolipoprotein B, a protein involved in the metabolism of lipids, contributes to formation of fatty acid deposits on arteries which may result in heart disease.

Long work hours increasing deaths from heart disease & strokes, pandemic could worsen it: WHO

Between 2000 and 2016, the number of deaths from ischemic heart disease due to long work hours rose by 42%, and from stroke by 19%.

Young and asymptomatic? Covid can still harm your heart

We found evidence of heart abnormalities in over one-third of student athletes who tested Covid positive and underwent cardiac screening at a US university.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.