Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicHeart disease

Topic: Heart disease

Babies face high risk of heart disease if dads drink, study says

The study, which proves correlation and not causation, was conducted by Chinese researchers from Xiangya School of Public Health in Hunan.

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.

Now, study on Americans links eating breakfast to lower risk of stroke

The research, conducted on Americans aged 40 to 75 years, has been described as the first-ever study on the link between breakfast and deaths caused by heart disease.

What you’re not eating is killing you

Studies such as the one published in Lancet recently suggesting that one could die if certain foods are avoided is problematic because such science is riddled with contradictory studies.

Aspirin as a preventive for heart attack is unsafe for healthy older people

Two American heart associations revise guidelines, urging the healthy elderly to stay away from Aspirin — a blood thinner used to prevent heart attack.

Why are South Asians more prone to heart disease? MASALA could hold the answer

A US study titled MASALA seeks to understand the high prevalence of heart attacks and strokes among South Asians.

There’s a 50% rise in heart diseases in India. Blame salt, sugar and air pollution

Study finds the total number of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases in India increased from 15% in 1990 to 28% in 2016.

Your child’s burger-and-Netflix binge has India on the edge of a crisis

A quarter of patients undergoing bariatric surgery for obesity-associated diseases were overweight as children, a study has found.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.