Women More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack If Treating Doctor Is Male: Study

Women More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack If Treating Doctor Is Male: Study

Women suffering heart attacks in hospital emergency rooms in the United States are more likely to die if their doctor is a man than a woman, warned a study Monday. The study was based on more than 500,000 patients admitted to hospital emergency departments for acute myocardial infarction — a medical term for heart attack — in Florida between 1991 and 2010. Researchers at Harvard University found a “stark” difference in survival according to whether the patient’s and doctor’s gender matched. Health coach Luke Coutinho talks about how many young…

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Can job stress kill you? Yes, you are likely to die early, says this study

Can job stress kill you? Yes, you are likely to die early, says this study

Job stress can kill you, and it is now scientifically proven. According to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, men working in demanding jobs with little control over their workload are more likely to die early even if they maintain a healthy lifestyle with exercise, controlled weight and blood pressure, and no smoking. The findings showed that men who experience job strain — having high work demands and low control over them — had a 68% greater risk of premature death. “Work is a common source of stress in…

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40% women lung cancer patients in Goa non-smokers, likely victims of passive smoking

40% women lung cancer patients in Goa non-smokers, likely victims of passive smoking

Almost 40% of women in Goa who have lung cancer do not smoke themselves, which means it is likely that they are victims of `passive smoking’, an anti-tobacco NGO has said. The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) said yesterday that there has been a rise in the number of women in the state who smoke. The overall percentage of smokers in the state’s population has dwindled in the last three decades, it said. NOTE India president Dr Shekhar Salkar told reporters that almost 40% of the women diagnosed with…

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Women ‘more likely to lose interest in sex than men’

Women ‘more likely to lose interest in sex than men’

Women are more than twice as likely as men to lack interest in sex when living with a partner, a study of British sexual attitudes suggests. It found that while men and women lost passion with age, women were often left cold by longer relationships. Overall, poor health and a lack of emotional closeness affected both men’s and women’s desire for sex. The findings are based on the experiences of nearly 5,000 men and 6,700 women, published in BMJ Open. The UK researchers said problems of sexual desire should be treated…

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Uncertainty over Class 12 results continues: CBSE likely to challenge HC order

Uncertainty over Class 12 results continues: CBSE likely to challenge HC order

The announcement of CBSE’s Class 12 exam results could be delayed as the board will challenge a Delhi high court order asking it to continue with a marking policy that it decided to nix last month. The country’s biggest school board decided on Wednesday to file a “special leave petition” in the Supreme Court against the high court verdict. The CBSE results are expected between May 25 and May 27 as these are traditionally announced around this time of the year. The board said the results won’t be delayed but…

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Cabinet nod likely to double gratuity cap to Rs 20 lakh

Cabinet nod likely to double gratuity cap to Rs 20 lakh

New Delhi, Mar 14 () The Union Cabinet is likely to consider tomorrow a draft amendment bill which seeks to double the ceiling of tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh under the Payment of Gratuity Act. Besides, the bill seeks to enable the central government to change the ceiling for tax free gratuity after factoring in rise in income levels by an executive order bypassing Parliament route to amend the law. “The bill to amend the Payment of Gratuity Act is likely to be considered and approved by the Union…

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​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, than those cared for by male physicians. The study, published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicated that potential differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians may have important clinical implications. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us. The gender of the physician appears to be particularly significant for the sickest patients,”…

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​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, than those cared for by male physicians. The study, published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicated that potential differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians may have important clinical implications. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us. The gender of the physician appears to be particularly significant for the sickest patients,”…

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Women with PCOS More Likely to be Affected by Diabetes: AIIMS Study

Women with PCOS More Likely to be Affected by Diabetes: AIIMS Study

An AIIMS study has claimed that women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition of hormonal imbalance, are more likely to be affected by diabetes. Notably, the polycystic ovary syndrome has taken epidemic proportions in the country affecting around 23 per cent women. The study by Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ganie, Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, AIIMS, was published in American Society of Reproductive Medicine Journal (Fertility sterility) in July. During the study, 2,047 women from Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome, were screened….

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Breakthrough malaria drug likely by ’18

Breakthrough malaria drug likely by ’18

Breakthrough malaria drug likely by ’18 (Getty Images) Contrary to the perception that drug research is mostly focused around the diseases of the elite, the antimalarial drug pipeline has increased nearly three-fold since 2008, with at least three new medicines expected to be launched in two to five years. India, where a lot of clinical trials have already begun, is likely to get a breakthrough anti-malarial drug Tafenoquine by 2018. The drug, a one-day-two-dose treatment, has already entered phase-three trials and once approved will replace the current 14-day treatment for…

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