Blood Pressure: 6 Summer Foods For Managing Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure: 6 Summer Foods For Managing Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is one of the most common conditions in India. It is said that one in every three Indians are suffering from hypertension and heart ailments. High blood pressure is a silent killer; in fact, according to the National Centre For Biotechnology Information (NCBI), blood pressure shows seasonal variation. It is the pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries. It tends to damage the body’s blood vessels, thus causing kidney diseases, heart afflictions and other health problems. Blood pressure should be taken care of, especially during…

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Railways must exit catering business and focus on managing train services

Railways must exit catering business and focus on managing train services

A TV flash about a nail or a lizard found in a meal served to a train passenger is usually followed by a predictable official drill: Portentous announcements on termination of contracts, imposition of fines or the blacklisting of the firms. Disciplinary action is announced against officials found to be either negligent or for being in cahoots with the “rail catering mafia”. Clear-cut action plans and strict timelines aimed at fixing problems are issued. Once all these are done, the gigantic machinery of the Indian Railways (IR) reverts to its…

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‘Less than 20% succeed in managing diabetes despite availability of drugs’

‘Less than 20% succeed in managing diabetes despite availability of drugs’

Less than 20% of diabetes patients in India are able to maintain a desired blood sugar profile, cholesterol and blood pressure, despite availability of medicines for all three disorders, findings of a comprehensive scientific study evaluating diabetes management shows. Highlighting the need for improvement in care delivery at clinical level, the study pegs India’s diabetes population at 70 million the second highest worldwide after China. Globally, 415 million people are suffering from diabetes, of which 75% are living in low and middle income countries. The trials, led by researchers from…

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