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Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Surekha Pagare was on her way to work in Mumbai when she broke out into a sweat. She became breathless and her neck began to hurt. She dismissed this odd discomfort as tiredness caused by her stressful routine as a mammography technician. But she knew something was off. She decided to get tested, just to [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Meditation appears to decrease stress, anxiety and depression, but a recent study has shown that doing meditation daily can lower your chances of dying from heart disease. Although the practice of meditation dates back as far as 5,000 BC and is associated with certain philosophies and religions, still meditation is increasingly practised as a secular [...]

October 6, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

The risk of suffering a heart attack is more likely to peak in the winter season and decline in summers because air temperature acts as an external trigger for the life-threatening disease, an analysis has shown. The findings revealed that the average number of heart attacks per day was significantly higher during colder temperatures as [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Do you love to eat salted wafers, nuts, French fries and other processed foods? Beware, according to a study, high salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure. The findings showed that people who consume more than 13.7 grams of salt daily may be at two times higher risk of heart failure [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

As you sit indulgently in your air-conditioned room, take an air conditioned car to commute, every distance as minute and far-stretched, you also know what stake, with this heavy dependence on diesel car- our overall physical activity, health, depletion of resources, standard of air we breathe. Air pollution is one of the rampant concerns of the [...]

May 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Respiratory infection can affect any part of your respiratory tract and make it difficult for you to breathe properly. It can either affect your upper respiratory channel – from sinuses to vocal chords – or the lower tract starting from the vocal chords to the lungs. Besides meddling with your breathing, those suffering from acute [...]

May 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

You think you did your part in preventing risk of heart disease by avoiding oily junk food. Think again. While you avoided the risk of increased bad cholesterol, did you do enough to counter it with good cholesterol? Recent study suggests that an adequate level of ‘good cholesterol’ is as essential as avoiding bad cholesterol [...]

March 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Inadequate Intake of Good Cholesterol Can Put You at Risk of Heart Disease

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

new report is highlighting the alarming number of children in poor countries that are dying preventable deaths from congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease and other serious birth defects are among the top five causes of death of children worldwide. More than 1 million children are born with congenital heart disease each year. n the [...]

December 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

A new report is highlighting the alarming number of children in poor countries that are dying preventable deaths from congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease and other serious birth defects are among the top five causes of death of children worldwide. More than 1 million children are born with congenital heart disease each year. n [...]

December 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Treatment of congenital heart disease in children lowers risk of death

Low education may double the risk of heart attack in people

Low education may double the risk of heart attack in people

People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, researchers said. ‘The lower your education, the more likely you are to have a heart attack or a stroke – that’s the disturbing but clear finding,’ said lead researcher Rosemary [...]

December 19, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Low education may double the risk of heart attack in people

Lower level of education may double heart attack risk: Study

Lower level of education may double heart attack risk: Study

People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, a new study has warned. Researchers from Sax Institute in Australia investigated the links between education and cardiovascular disease events – such as a heart attack or stroke – by [...]

December 19, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Lower level of education may double heart attack risk: Study

US Elections: “Though we are disheartened, we must not lose heart.”

US Elections: “Though we are disheartened, we must not lose heart.”

The election of Donald Trump has stunned the American education unions NEA and AFT. Both unions have actively campaigned for the election of Hillary Clinton who had promised to give quality public education for all a prominent place on her political agenda. “We poured our hopes, our energy and our hearts into this campaign to [...]

November 12, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on US Elections: “Though we are disheartened, we must not lose heart.”