Freezing outdoor temperatures is associated with an elevated risk for heart attack but weather conditions independent of the cold can also be triggers, suggests a cohort study from across Sweden.
For STEMI and NSTEMI combined, lower daily air temperature, lower atmospheric air pressure, higher wind velocity, and shorter duration of sunshine appeared to be independent triggers among the 274,029 patients in the SWEDEHEART registry cohort.
The strongest association was observed for air temperature, with a higher incidence of MI on days with air temperatures less than 0°C, with rates of MI declining when temperatures rose to greater than 3°C to 4°C," (October 24 in JAMA Cardiology)...read more
October 31 is celebrated as World Cities Day by the United Nations to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and... read more
Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air, says a... read more
Home blood pressure readings of 130/80 mm Hg or higher can be used to diagnose hypertension in white, black and Hispanic U.S. adults, according to new research in the journal Hypertension. During the 11-year follow up, researchers also determined that... read more
Addition of satralizumab to standard treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder reduced the relapse rate by 62%, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study presented at the 34th Congress of the European Committee for... read more
Community-dwelling people with Alzheimer's disease/dementia and neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety have a higher risk for falls. Exercise may reduce the risk of falling for older adults with these symptoms. These findings from a secondary ... read more
Malingering should be considered when diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in certain settings, according to a review of current data presented at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) meeting in ... read more
Physical activity essential to ward off potential diseases Studies indicate that about 52% Indians are physically inactive
New Delhi, 30th October 2018: A recent study has indicated that sedentary lifestyle is worse for one’s health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. While it is common knowledge that physical inactivity is a leading cause of disease and disability, the study emphasizes the extent to which it can impact health. There is an increased risk associated with poor cardiorespiratory fitness which is comparable to or even exceeded that of traditional clinical risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Recently, another study published in The Lancet found that 4 out of 10 Indians were not sufficiently active. Some studies have even said that 52% of Indians are physically inactive.