30% Indians have Hypertension says Lancet study

27-08-2021   |   442 View(s)

30% Indians have hypertension, says Lancet study tracking high blood pressure around world The study is an international collaboration, including, among others, scientists from Imperial College London and the Indian Council of Medical Research. The number of adults living with hypertension worldwide has doubled over the last 30 years, with over 30 per cent of Indians suffering from high blood pressure, reported a study published in The Lancet. Read more...

Eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk in young adults, older women

26-08-2021   |   50 View(s)

Eating more nutritious, plant-based foods is heart-healthy at any age, according to two research studies published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open-access journal of the American Heart Association. In two separate studies analyzing different measures of healthy plant food consumption, researchers found that both young adults and postmenopausal women had fewer heart attacks and were less likely to develop the cardiovasc. Read more...

Diabetes, cardiac problems top chronic ailments in city

22-01-2021   |   302 View(s)

Just 2.6% of Delhiites suffer from chronic illnesses, while a third of this population suffers from diabetes, followed by hypertension, cardiac diseases and respiratory ailments. This was revealed by the socio-economic survey carried out by Delhi government, which covered over one crore people. The survey conducted by 6,000 field workers covering more than 20 lakh households also revealed that 72.8% Delhiites got medical treatment from governm. Read more...

Covid-19 Vaccination May Start in January

17-12-2020   |   798 View(s)

Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla said the Covid-19 vaccination drive was likely to begin in India by January as his firm — which is testing and manufacturing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate — was expecting to get emergency-use authorisation by month-end."Once 20% of India gets the coronavirus vaccine, we can hopefully see the confidence and sentiments coming back," Adar Poonawalla said. Speaking at The Economic T. Read more...

Good Levels of Vitamin D can Help to Fight Covid

27-09-2020   |   567 View(s)

There is growing evidence that Vitamin D could help in the fight against Covid-19. Local doctors — and studies from other countries — say adequate levels of the Sunshine Vitamin, as it is called, could protect one against Covid or reduce its severity among infected patients. A study published in PLOS ONE medical journal by Boston University School of Medicine showed Covid-19 patients with 25-hydroxyvitamin D level of 30 ng/mL (nanogram per. Read more...

Restaurants May Be Key Component to COVID-19 Spread

17-09-2020   |   432 View(s)

Restaurants appear to play a key role in the spread of COVID-19, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say. "Masks cannot be effectively worn while eating and drinking, whereas shopping and numerous other indoor activities do not preclude mask use," write Kiva A. Fisher, PhD, from the CDC, and colleagues. Although public health authorities have recommended social distancing and mask-wearing for months, knowing . Read more...

How to Make Mask at Home

07-04-2020   |   1045 View(s)

The mask has gone out of stock these days in most of the shops because of the Coronavirus scare. As per the directive of the Ministry of Health, Govt of India-It is advisable to cover your mouth when you step out of the home to stay protected from undesirable infections from people who might already be infected. However, it is not mandatory to go in for a mask bought from shops-You can very well keep your mouth covered with some kind of cloth whi. Read more...

Bracing for Challenges during Stage 3 of Corona Virus

21-03-2020   |   4107 View(s)

Here are some guidelines which can help tremendously to avoid the spread of Corona Virus. As we are all aware that the virus has entered the critical phase 3 in India during which the virus can spread rapidly affecting the community as a whole resulting in the mass spread of the virus which in turn can make a large number of people infected with this incurable disease. In view of the same here are some steps which can help in minimising the sprea. Read more...