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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
‘Need to rush patients to the stroke unit at the earliest’. He said the acronym FAST was coined to help quick recognition of brain stroke. Persons who had a stroke suffer face drooping (F), arm weakness (A) or speech difficulty and the time (T) taken to move the victim to a stroke unit was very important. »
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Friday, August 29, 2014
The ICMR- INDIAB, a national study based on representative samples from a population of 213 million people has shown large increases in the prevalence of hypertension in urban and rural areas in t...
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February 7, 2013
This year’s Padma Shri recipient Dr. C. Venkat S. Ram gets candid and gives his expert views on the silent killer »
December 25, 2012
A recent large-scale study in adults aged 25 to 64 in 11 villages in Tamil Nadu has driven home a strong message — hypertension is growing at an alarming rate in rural areas. The prevalence of hyp...
October 30, 2012
Researchers are working on a drug-free approach to normalising high blood pressure linked to stroke, heart and kidney diseases. The Symplicity trial tests a minimally invasive procedure kno...
April 5, 2012
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit signed a pledge board on organ donation at an event held in the national capital on Wednesday by MOHAN Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network), a not-for-prof...
November 8, 2011
Findings of Sanofi SITE (Screening India's Twin Epidemic) study present a bleak health scenario
August 10, 2011
There is “no strong evidence” to conclude that cutting down the amount of salt consumed every day reduces the likelihood of normal people or those with hypertension dying or experiencing cardiovas...
March 13, 2011
A combination of diet and exercise can keep hypertension under check
March 2, 2011
The focus on communicable diseases has prevented sufficient attention being paid to a rapidly growing health feature of our societies — new, non-communicable diseases, or NCDs.
August 11, 2010
Laziness should be classed as “disease in its own right”, say experts.“Given the significant associated mortality and morbidity, we propose that perhaps physical inactivit...
April 26, 2010
Pharma major Dr. Reddys Laboratories on Monday said it has begun the sale of Amlodipine Benazepril capsules, used for the treatment of hypertension, in the U.S. The company launched the Aml...
December 27, 2012
The editorial “A ticking time bomb
” (Dec. 25) is timely and fulfils the objective of...
December 19, 2012
Body fat or obesity is caused by bacteria and not by laziness or over eating alone, according to research by Chinese scientists, as official media here reported bacteria, and not just gluttony or l...
April 21, 2012
A new law banning display of cigarettes in supermarkets gets widespread endorsement from the public in the U.K.
December 26, 2011
In Tamil Nadu, chronic joint pain most common complaint among old people; in Kerala, hypertension
September 14, 2011
India ranks very high among the nations struck by the rising wave of “premature deaths” caused by non-communicable diseases, mainly heart and blood ailments, the WHO said in its latest report on W...
June 9, 2011
Scientists are developing a new pill which they say can trigger the heart to repair itself after an attack.
A team from University College London, which is behind the research, describ...
March 10, 2011
For the diabetes capital of the world, this might sound alarming. Experts in India say nearly 40 per cent of diabetics can be affected by chronic kidney disorders (CKDs).What’s more, a...
February 14, 2011
As part of its effort to take the organ donation movement to different cities, the Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network (MOHAN) Foundation has launched its activities in Coimbatore. ...
July 30, 2010
All people above 30 will be covered, says Health Minister »
March 5, 2010
Diabetes and hypertension are not the only lifestyle diseases, but possibly the most high-profile. Arthritis is also a lifestyle disease, orthopaedicians insist.
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Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 for their pioneering work on promoting child rights in the subcontinent, as they made an impassioned plea to globalise compassion.