Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicHeart disease

Topic: Heart disease

Don’t have time to exercise every day? Being ‘weekend warrior’ can help lower heart disease

This UK study says you can still get the benefits of exercise if you squeeze it all in on a weekend instead of spreading it throughout the week.

Oldest antibiotic prevents rheumatic heart disease, but India’s burden still high. Here’s why

Rheumatic heart disease is associated with a bacterial infection that can later manifest as heart problems. WHO says it’s the most commonly acquired heart disease in people under 25.

Chewing tobacco is worse than smoking for the heart, Patna medical institute says

The study was conducted on heart patients who chewed tobacco for the first time, also on those who took it thrice a day.

Replace half serving of eggs with avocadoes — it can prevent heart disease, US study says

There is a probable, 'statistically significant' link between eating avocados and a reduced risk of heart disease. But overall diet is what always counts

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.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


First batch of women cadets to join NDA

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.