Dear women, here are 6 tests you must regularly undergo after turning 30

Dear women, here are 6 tests you must regularly undergo after turning 30

Age is just a number. When it comes to energy and enterprise, you are as young or old as you chose to be. But it is essential to look after your health and be prepared for the physical changes that accompany ageing. As you grow past 30, you may not feel or look very different from the way you did a few years ago, but your body is changing slowly. Bone loss begins in the 30s and can lead to bone-thinning later in life. Muscles start losing their ‘tone,’ affecting…

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Cardiac trauma: Turning ‘specialists’ to save lives

Cardiac trauma: Turning ‘specialists’ to save lives

In 2008, a tailor suffered an injury to his heart when his wife hit him with a scissor. The 34-year-old was rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre where no cardiac surgeons were available at that time, so a general surgeon attempted to repair the heart and succeeded. Since then, general surgeons at the trauma centre have succeeded in saving more than 20 lives -they repaired the hearts of patients who had suffered blunt injuries in road accidents or as a result of a fall from a height. “I have performed heart…

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Turning Back the Clock 1 Hour Takes a Serious Toll on Your Mental Health

Turning Back the Clock 1 Hour Takes a Serious Toll on Your Mental Health

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Daylight saving time should be a permanent, year-round phenomenon. Rather than turning back our clocks this weekend to extend our pre-election suffering by yet another hour, we should simply leave the hour hand where it is and pledge to never fiddle with it again. The social and public health benefits would be enormous. The fall transition to standard time is linked to an increase in crime that costs the country billions of dollars annually. Transitions into and out of daylight saving…

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70 per cent of heart patients turning diabetic

70 per cent of heart patients turning diabetic

A staggering 70 per cent of all new cardiac patients in Hyderabad are developing diabetes within three years, underscoring the urgent need to modify lifestyle changes. Hyderabad, with a case load of 18 lakh diabetics, is seeing a sharp rise in cardiac problems which is emerging as a big worry for the government and medical experts in the city, said experts at a health seminar in the city. “The situation is grave as there is 90 per cent chance of diabetics dying of heart disease. Similarly, recent trends show how…

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