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  • 16th heart donated from Surat

    29 September, 2017 11:26 PM 29

    A brain-dead man became the 16th heart donor from Surat on World Heart Day on Friday, giving a new lease of life to as many as six people. Ramesh Dhorajia, 53, who worked as a diamond polisher in Surat, collapsed at work on Monday morning. He was rushed to Kiran Hospital, where a CT scan revealed he suffered brain hemorrhage. After doctors declared Dhorajia

  • 15 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Your Kids

    29 September, 2017 8:00 AM 27

    Put together these easy to prepare healthy meals! 2. Other considerations when packing a lunch box are ease and speed of eating. Young kids in particular are keen to get out to the playground and won’t appreciate the time it takes to eat large salads or things that take longer to chew. 3. California rolls (veg sushi, sushi rice rolled with avocados

  • Indians Feel Long Working Hours Barrier To Healthy Heart: Survey

    29 September, 2017 4:30 AM 18

    The reason people are not able to do enough for their heart health. Long working hours and job stress are key barriers to a healthy heart, feel Indians as per a recent survey. Besides, 83 percent of Indians said they give in to the temptation of food and 74 percent believed that healthy food is not tasty and hence can't be eaten regularly, said the Saffolalife

  • 36-year-old gets second transplant on the eve of World Heart Day

    29 September, 2017 3:50 AM 16

    Summary: Since then, she motivated other heart transplant recipients, founded a charitable trust for organ transplantation, and this June participated in the World Transplant Games in Spain. On Thursday, speaking on the eve of the World Heart Day at Frontier Lifeline Hospital, she said, “Never give up. Her only option was another heart transplant and she was registered

  • Heart failure cause? Research suggests cold weather could trigger the dangerous condition

    28 September, 2017 11:03 PM 48

    PENSIONERS are more likely to suffer heart failure in cold weather, research has found. A decade-long study suggests an increase in elderly people being taken to hospital or dying from the condition could be linked to changes in temperature and air pressure. Experts say elderly people with heart problems should avoid exposure to fog and low cloud in the winter

  • More than 8% of Chennai has very high cholesterol

    28 September, 2017 6:45 PM 22

    CHENNAI: Three out of 10 Indians have high cholesterol levels putting them at risk of cardiac diseases, data from Metropolis Healthcare, a pathology centre has revealed on the eve of the World Heart Day. The lab analysed samples of 2,33,470 people between the age of 20 and 80 across the country for lipid profile. On Thursday, the lab announced that while

  • Babies with older siblings at greater flu risk: study

    28 September, 2017 9:00 AM 30

    London, Sep 28 (PTI) Babies with an older sister or brother are more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with influenza as compared to children without older siblings, according to a study published today. Flu can be serious in very young children because it can cause lung infections and breathing difficulties. It can also cause a very high fever

  • Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre provides CPR training to 200 plus Mumbai personnel

    28 September, 2017 8:22 AM 35

    In India, 1 in every 5 people dies due to coronary heart diseases. In order to combat this alarming figure, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre started an initiative this World Heart Day. As part of which Jaslok Hospital educated and provided Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to more than 200 Mumbai Police Officials. Renowned Cardiologist Dr Nihar

  • India and the United States renew commitment for Joint Collaboration on Health

    28 September, 2017 7:43 AM 32

    India and the United States on 27 September 2017 renewed their commitment to collaborate in the healthcare sector at the second India-US Health Dialogue that was held on 26-27 September 2017 in New Delhi. The two-day event saw several experts deliberate on issues of bilateral importance including communicable and non-communicable diseases, low-cost innovations

  • India's child mortality rate lags world, disease incidence world's highest

    23 September, 2017 11:54 AM 73

    The SDGs set a target of less than 70 deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 The report tracked 18 data points that were included in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We compared India’s performance with the global average on certain health indicators. The SDGs have set a target of 25 deaths per 1,000 live births by 2030. India’s National