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World No Tobacco Day

Smoking can trigger severe leg pain, poor wound healing, reveals a John Hopkins Univ study

The study found that compared with never-smokers, those who smoked for more than 40 pack-years had roughly four times more risk for peripheral artery disease

Published on 24th July 2019
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This Madurai-based doctor couple quit their cushy private jobs to fight heart disease in rural India

The Little Moppet Foundation, which has helped over 200 children get free heart surgeries, also conducts monthly awareness programmes in remote towns across Tamil Nadu 

Published on 17th July 2019
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This Mini-Med School programme is solving the mystery around medical schools in India and abroad

Dr G Richard Olds talks about the Mini-Med School programme for high school students and the great scope for veterinary medicine in India 

Published on 3rd July 2019
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More years of childhood education may reduce adult heart disease risk: Study

The study suggested that state policies requiring children to attend additional years of school may result in improvements in several cardiovascular risk factors in adulthood

Published on 29th June 2019
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IIT Hyderabad Researchers analyse the amount of mercury in the hair of Indians

The research team chose three cities for their analysis - Hyderabad, Vasco da Gama and Nellore,  and collected the data from more than 600 people in these cities

Published on 11th June 2019
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Govt schools will now be able to track the growth of a child for any kind of health anomaly and alert parents

An army of 430 mobile health teams comprising 815 AYUSH doctors, seven MBBS doctors, 388 staff nurses, 256 ophthalmic assistants, and 61 pharmacists will conduct the health checkups

Published on 21st December 2018
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This diet will help tackle climate change to save the planet

Sustaining a healthier planet will require halving the amount of food loss and waste, and improving farming practices and technologies

Published on 21st October 2018
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Malnourishment in growing India: Why you'll have to look very hard to find healthy kids in India Inc

Over the past 10 years, the number of stunted and underweight Indian kids have come down slightly but this has not had any major effect on the issue as a whole

Published on 26th September 2018
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Research says digital games can help you exercise

The article reviewed eight studies of games for heart disease self-care, mostly done in Europe. Most of these studies reported positive health or behavioral outcomes.

Published on 19th September 2018
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Love your coffee? About four cups a day could actually keep your heart healthy, finds study

The study found that caffeine protected the heart in pre-diabetic mice, obese mice, and aged mice, suggesting that caffeine could actually be a key to a healthy heart

Published on 25th June 2018
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World Hypertension Day 2018: Top 10 risks of ignoring the condition

Hypertension is a common condition and studies in India have shown that around 30% of adults suffer from hypertension with a marked increase in urban areas as compared to rural India

Published on 16th May 2018
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18-year-old Chennai girl's project on heart disease wins an award in Singapore 

Vijayakumar Ragavi focussed on stem-cell technology, which allows for the detection of genetic disease through blood samples, rather than the typical method of performing cardiac biopsies

Published on 4th May 2018
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India Choking: 13 of 20 most polluted cities worldwide in India, says WHO report

Since 2016, over 1,000 additional cities have been added to WHO's database, which shows more countries are measuring and taking action to reduce air pollution

Published on 2nd May 2018
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JIPMER to become the first central institute to have PET-CT facility for underprivileged patients

The centrally sponsored university in Puduchery will soon offer a facility for poor patients through advanced nuclear imaging technique

Published on 21st August 2017

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