Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicHeart disease

Topic: 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.

Belly fat causes premature death, regardless of your weight

We found an 11% increase in death during follow up with every extra 10 cm of waist circumference.

Covid found in heart muscle cells of deceased patients but no sign of cardiac distress — study

Study by University of Milan researchers found active strains of SARS-CoV-2 in heart tissue of 6 patients who succumbed to infection. Study is yet to be peer reviewed.

UK study finds abnormalities in heart scans of 55% Covid-19 patients

The study was conducted by doctors of UK’s Edinburgh University. It involved 1,216 patients from 69 countries.

Clinical trials for Covid vaccine, developed by Oxford University, begin in South Africa

Heatwave risks during pandemic and cardiac problems in ICU patients, ThePrint brings you the latest research on coronavirus.

One in five people at risk of severe Covid due to other illness, study says

An estimated 1.7 billion people suffer from conditions ranging from type 2 diabetes to heart disease, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health.

Bizarre symptoms make this coronavirus different from anything else before

The virus can disable the kidneys, inflame the GI tract, damage the heart and creep into the central nervous system. It can lead to blood clots.

Avoid ibuprofen, ICMR tells diabetes, hypertension, heart patients in Covid-19 FAQs

The advice follows a letter published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine that suggests ibuprofen can ‘aggravate’ Covid-19 infection in diabetes and hypertension patients. 

Keeping cholesterol levels low before 45 helps reduce risk of heart diseases later: Study

To reduce bad cholesterol, the new study suggests use of statins, keeping body weight, BP & alcohol intake in check, and quitting smoking.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Taliban soldiers | ANI

Nothing has changed about Taliban, from terror to Sharia. Islamic world should pressure them

From upholding women’s rights to ensuring safety & internal harmony, the Taliban have backtracked on every promise they made, and the outcome can’t be great.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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