Here’s how depression can impact people suffering from heart diseases

Here’s how depression can impact people suffering from heart diseases

Depression negatively impacts patients with cardiovascular disease, finds a study. About one-fifth of cardiovascular disease patients suffer from depression. “While we don’t know which comes first–depression or cardiovascular disease–the consensus is that depression is a risk marker for cardiovascular disease, meaning if you have cardiovascular disease, there is a higher likelihood that you could also have depression, when compared with the risk in the general population,” said lead author Victor Okunrintemi from Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables, Florida. In one study, Okunrintemi and colleagues evaluated patient experience, health…

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After terrible Tuesday’s downpour, Mumbai experiences a spike in monsoon diseases

After terrible Tuesday’s downpour, Mumbai experiences a spike in monsoon diseases

(Thinkstock) Post the torrential rains on August 29, the city may have bounced back on its feet the very next day. But the woes of many Mumbaikars are far from over. People, especially those who got wet in the rain, waded through flooded streets to get home, or were involved in relief and rescue missions, are experiencing a host of seasonal ailments as an after-effect. Waterborne illnesses such as leptospirosis and gastroenteritis, various forms of hepatitis and even mosquito-borne ailments like chikungunya are on the rise. While every monsoon, there…

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Phenomenal progress in fighting tropical diseases

Phenomenal progress in fighting tropical diseases

There has been a record-breaking achievement in distributing tablets to fight neglected tropical diseases, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says. The effort has ramped up since a key meeting in London five years ago. In 2015, one billion people worldwide were treated for at least one tropical disease. Companies have donated seven billion treatments since 2012. The World Health Organisation said improving water and sanitation was key to driving further progress. The London meeting resulted in a pledge to control or eliminate 10 neglected tropical diseases – including guinea…

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Why Your Water Intake is Essential in Preventing Urinary Diseases

Why Your Water Intake is Essential in Preventing Urinary Diseases

As much as we love winters, the cold season brings along with it a few spoilers. What top the list are dryness and dehydration. They are almost inescapable. You need to constantly remind yourself to hydrate and smear yourself with moisturisers to keep your skin supple. The cold wind doesn’t help even a single bit to keep the energy levels high, as the only thought that runs in your mind is to snuggle in some heated corner and warm up. You have to make the extra effort to take care…

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Broccoli compounds may help combat chronic diseases

Broccoli compounds may help combat chronic diseases

“Eating broccoli could lower your risk of having coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer, a new study suggests,” the Daily Mail reports. But there is little hard evidence to back up this claim – the study it reports on involved plants, not humans. Phenols, which are compounds found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, have been linked for years to a lower risk of heart disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and asthma. They are thought to play a part in reducing oxidative stress – cell damage caused…

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Why Do Autoimmune Diseases Affect Women More Often Than Men

Why Do Autoimmune Diseases Affect Women More Often Than Men

My sister-in-law, Donna Cimons, 77, a retired nurse anesthetist who lives on a farm near Cambridge, Ohio, began losing her hair as a teenager. She woke up each morning to find tufts of hair scattered across her pillow. By age 50, she was bald. She knew this problem ran in her family – her mother had it, too – but not much else. “It had a name, alopecia areata, but that was all,” she says, speaking of the scant knowledge 60 or more years ago. “We really didn’t know what…

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Belly Fat May Increase Risk Of Heart Diseases

Belly Fat May Increase Risk Of Heart Diseases

Increasing stomach fat — also known as the “hidden fat” in abdomen — can lead to worsening heart disease risk factors, according to a study. The study adds to the growing evidence that regional fat deposits are harmful and further suggested that the density of the stomach fat (measured by CT scan) is important. Previous studies have shown that people who carry excess abdominal fat around their midsection tend to face higher risks of heart disease compared to people who have fat elsewhere. In general, the higher the fat content,…

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Mosquito-related diseases wreak havoc across Maharashtra, Mumbai spared epidemic

Mosquito-related diseases wreak havoc across Maharashtra, Mumbai spared epidemic

While many states as well as the rest of Maharashtra seem to be reeling under the twin assault of dengue and chikungunya, Mumbai has been a relative haven. Despite a slight spurt in dengue noted over the past few weeks, the situation is nowhere close to what Delhi or even Pune is going through. Delhi has recorded over 1,158 dengue cases and 10 deaths since the beginning of the year. There have also been more than 1,100 cases of chikungunya in the capital. The epidemic took a rare fatal turn…

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9 Amazing Benefits of Oats: Does a Bowl of Oatmeal a Day, Keep Diseases at Bay?

9 Amazing Benefits of Oats: Does a Bowl of Oatmeal a Day, Keep Diseases at Bay?

There isn’t a single morning when my grandmother doesn’t start her day without a steaming bowl of freshly cooked oats doused in milk. It always made me look at her quizzically and wonder… Why oats? Yes, it’s healthy, but can one really have it every single day? Nutritionist Gargi Sharma says, “Oats are rich in soluble fibers which help in lowering cholesterol levels. These soluble fibers help increase intestinal transit time and reduce glucose absorption. Oats also contain beta glucan which is a lipid lowering agent. A very healthy breakfast option –…

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lengthy work Hours put women susceptible to life-Threatening diseases

lengthy work Hours put women susceptible to life-Threatening diseases

girls who work 60 hours or greater according to week throughout the bulk in their careers had been found to be at high hazard of diabetes, most cancers, heart hassle and arthritis, says a look at.”ladies — specially girls who have to juggle a couple of roles — feel the outcomes of extensive work studies and which could set the desk for a spread of ailments and incapacity,” stated lead author Allard Dembe from the Ohio state college.The hazard starts to climb while women put in extra than forty hours…

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