Category Archives: Health

Researchers: Over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in gut bacteria identified

Researchers have identified over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteriathat inhabit the human gut, which is home to trillions of micro-organisms, mainly bacteria. “Most gut bacteria live in a harmless relationship with the human host. However, the gut is also home to bacteria that can cause infections in hospitalized patients,” said one… Read more »

‘Night owls’ at greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, claims study

If you are a night owl or prefer sleeping late at night and are having trouble waking up early, then you are at a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and Type-2 diabetes than early risers. The study showed that people with an evening preference were 2.5 times more likely to have Type-2 diabetes compared… Read more »

First open-heart surgery in UP under Ayushman Bharat project

The first open heart surgery in Uttar Pradesh under the ambitious Ayushman Bharat project has been performed here on Saturday. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Agra district, Mukesh Vats said Devendra, 50, from Mainpuri, was the first beneficiary of the project. He was operated in the Pushpanjali Hospital by a team of… Read more »

FSSAI launches Heart Attack Campaign to eliminate trans fat

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), on 30th NOV launched a mass media campaign “Heart Attack Rewind” with the aim to get rid of  “bad cholesterol” from the food supply by 2022, a year ahead of the global target by the World Health Organization to eliminate industrially- produced trans-fat from the… Read more »

Cancer patients undergoing heart procedure at greater risk of complications

A recent study has found that patients with cancer are more at risk of complications following a heart procedure. The study, led by Keele University, has been published in the European Heart Journal. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the most common interventional treatment undertaken in patients with coronary heart disease and is a procedure in which… Read more »

Here’s why patients lie to their doctors, finds study

We are all guilty of lying to our doctors. When the doctor asks us things like, how often we exercise or what have we been eating lately, we tend to lie or stretch the truth. It’s mostly because we want to avoid being judged. According to a recent study, 60 to 80 per cent of… Read more »

Types of exercise older adults tend to choose, finds study

A recent study has identified the kinds of exercise that older adults choose. As part of the studies, more than 1500 participants between ages 70 and 77 were randomly assigned to one of two exercise groups or a control group. The participants in the two exercise groups undertook moderate or high-intensity training… Read more »

Climate change, air pollution causing millions of premature deaths, finds study

Climate change and air pollution are causing millions of premature deaths, a recent study suggests. The result of the research shows that rising temperatures as a result of climate change are already exposing us to an unacceptably high health risk and warns, for the first time, that older people in Europe and the East… Read more »

Understanding modifiable risk factors in younger heart patients, finds study

Researchers at American College of Cardiology have stressed on highlighting the importance of ditching cigarettes in younger heart patients. According to the findings of their latest study, heart attacks reoccurred more frequently in younger patients with several modifiable risk factors, including smokingand high blood pressure. The study was presented at the American College of Cardiology Asia… Read more »

Lack of sleep makes people more prone to falls, finds study

A recent study has linked disrupted sleep with reduced capability to control posture and balance. The researchers found that a single bad night sleep can decrease your chance of controlling posture, thereby increasing the risk of fall. The study, conducted at the University of Warwick, appears in the journal Scientific Reports. The research shows that fragmented… Read more »