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Diabetes drug may reduce risk of long COVID; The latest health stories from around the world

  The risk was 41% lower for the metformin group than for a comparison group receiving a placebo. The study presents the first evidence from a randomized clinical trial that a medication taken by patients who have acute symptoms such as cough and fever can reduce the risk of Long Covid, an ill-defined, chronic condition […]

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Long working hours are bad for your health

Long working hours are detrimental to your health and may even cost lives. This is according to a recent assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), which attributed long working hours to 745,000 deaths due to stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016 alone.  According to the ILO/WHO analysis,

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Salt Awareness Week 2021 draws to a close

Today, Salt Awareness Week 2021 ends. The observance is intended to promote wider knowledge of why too much salt can be harmful to your health as the effects are far-reaching. In India, salt awareness is important given how much salt Indians consume. In 2019, Down to Earth reported that Indians consume almost ten grams of

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Pregnancy complications linked to heart disease

India bears a heavy burden of heart disease. As of 2016, it is India’s most prominent killer, reaping a death toll of lives far in excess of any other condition. Pregnancy complications could be another addition to the already substantial list of risk factors. Already in recent months COVID-19 has been added to the list

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SynPhNe adopts telehealth to ensure continual therapy to their patients

SynPhNe adopts telehealth to ensure continual therapy to their patients SynPhNe starts online therapy sessions for patients affected with stroke and other neuromuscular disorders to ensure continual improvement even during lockdown   COVID-19 and lockdown provides impetus to telemedicine and telehealth    Mumbai, May 6th, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has left a large number of

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Physiotherapy boon at Goa Medical College

The Goa Medical College and Hospital in Bambolim is to establish a postgraduate course in physiotherapy, responding to a reported rising demand for the practice in India.  A memorandum of understanding will be signed between the College and the Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences University, based in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.  “Physiotherapy is beneficial to those who

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Stroke burden showing considerable increase

The stroke burden in India is surging according to recently-reported data from the Indian Stroke Association. This is in stark contrast to high-income nations which have, on average, seen rates gradually decline. The Indian Stroke Association claimed that India’s burden increase has amounted to almost a 100 percent increase over the last few decades. Dr

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Stroke treatment boost in Kochi

The government-run General Hospital, Ernakulam in Kochi will provide stroke treatment with the opening of a new centre. A dedicated team to provide stroke treatment and management is being formulated, in order to dispense treatment in a timely and efficient manner to those admitted to the hospital with stroke symptoms. Nephrologist Dr M. Sreedeepan, who

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Health For Polls: How democracy leads to better health

When you go to vote this time, do consider health as one of the biggest benefits of democracy. When thinking about democracy and its advantages, positive effects on health are often not the first thing that comes to mind. Yet new research published in The Lancet suggests democracy plays a bigger role in better health

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Mind your salt intake, it’s bad for blood pressure

Salt intake is too high in India, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) has warned. Is this leading to a crisis of high blood pressure? A PHFI study has found consumption of the foodstuff in three Indian states exceeds the level recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), which says you should eat less than

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