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29th September 2019

#BecauseHeartMatters: HCFI & Medlife come together to train people in hands-only CPR on World Heart Day

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Today is World Heart Day…to mark this day, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Medlife have joined hands to train over 2000 people in the life-saving technique of hands-only CPR 10. Medlife is India's largest e-health platform.

As a part of the #BecauseHeartMatters campaign, over 40 physical trainings were conducted in more than 30 offices across 5 cities in a span of two weeks....read more

Do not postpone things in life: Do it now

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

There is a well-known doha (couplet) from Sant Kabir, which goes as follows:

"Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar, Aaj Kare So Ub
Pal Mein Pralaya Hoyegi, Bahuri Karoge Kub"

This translates as:
Tomorrow's work do today, today's work now
If the moment is lost, the work be done how...read more

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Will make India tuberculosis-free by 2025: PM Modi at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday set a deadline for India's fight against tuberculosis. Addressing the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Friday, PM Modi told the world that India will be free of the deadly disease by 2025... read more

Today is World Heart Day – Make a Promise

World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is the World Heart Federation's and the world's biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. This year, the campaign focuses on Creating a global community of Heart Heroes... read more

THC products may play a role in outbreak of lung injury associated with vaping

The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest THC products play a role in the outbreak. Most of the people (77%) in this outbreak reported using THC-containing products, or both THC-containing products and nicotine-containing products, according to a report published today in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).... read more

FDA approves treatment for adults and children with all genotypes of hepatitis C and compensated cirrhosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) tablets for an eight-week duration for the treatment of adults and children ages 12 years and older or weighing at least 99 pounds who have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 infection... read more

Anti-TNF treatment tied to lower risk of acute arterial events in IBD

Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) treatment is associated with a reduced risk of acute arterial events in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), especially men, new research suggests. Researchers evaluated the association between thiopurines and anti-TNFs on acute arterial events in more than 177,000 patients diagnosed with IBD.... read more

Advanced MRI technology may help predict dementia after stroke

An advanced MRI technique called diffusion tensor image segmentation (DSEG) detects microstructural brain damage in patients with small vessel disease (SVD) and can identify those at increased risk of dementia, suggest researchers. As reported online September 12 in Stroke,... read more

Medical Voice

National TB Prevalence Survey

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare launched the National TB Prevalence Survey on Wednesday along with the new TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign. He also flagged off a van equipped with state-of-the-art testing facilities for the prevalence survey of TB with a sample size of 5 lakhs. In all, 25 such vans will be part of the prevalence survey,...read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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Young Indians below the age of 40 are succumbing to heart diseases
On World Heart Day, it is imperative to raise awareness on understanding the warning signs and adopting a better lifestyle

Delhi, September 28, 2019: Young Indians are increasingly falling prey to heart diseases and there are about two million cases of heart attacks in a year alone in the country. Estimates indicate that about 50% of heart attacks occur in men less than 50 years of age and another 25% in those who are below the age of 40. On World Heart Day, there is a need to raise awareness on the fact that one must not ignore the first onset of acidity after the age of 40 and any other symptoms.

Indigestion/acidity, persistent cough, shortness of breath, constipation, fever, headache, and tiredness all the time are some common symptoms which many people ignore as normal.

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