Heart disease kills twice as many Indians as in 1990, more so in urban states

1 month ago
By Toufiq Rashid. Cardiac ailments killed more Indians in 2016 (28 percent) than any other noncommunicable disease, said a new study published in the September 2018 issue of health journal The Lancet. These are double the numbers reported in 1990  ... ...

India bears 32 per cent global burden of respiratory diseases: Global Burden of Disease study

1 month ago
India has 18% of the world's population but 32% of the global burden of respiratory diseases. Respiratory disease burden in India is second only to that of ischaemic heart disease, found a statelevel analysis of the Global Burden of Disease data ... ...

Common painkiller may increase heart attack, stroke risk: Study

1 month ago
The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may increase the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, a study warns. The study, published in The BMJ, compared diclofenac use with no use, paracetamol use, and use of other  ... ...

Exposure To Toxic Metals Linked To Cardiovascular Diseases

2 months ago
Exposure to environmental toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, copper, and mercury has become a major global health concern. The metals like arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart  ... ...

New method developed for diagnosing coronary heart disease

2 months ago
Researchers have developed a new method for diagnosing coronary heart disease with 33 per cent higher accuracy rate as compared with conventional methods. Developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the new technology is called Quantitative Flow  ... ...

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