BP above normal may up stroke risk

People with a blood pressure level slightly above the normal reading of 120/80 may have an increased risk of stroke, a new study has warned. Blood pressure levels ranging from 120/80 to 139/89 can raise the risk of stroke by 66 per cent, according to the research. The meta-analysis looked at all of the available … Read more

Odisha to tackle heat wave conditions

The Odisha government has asked all the District Collectors to take adequate measures to tackle intense heat wave conditions in the state. Special Relief Commissioner of the state, Pradipta Mohapatra today told media persons at Bhubaneswar that the Collectors have been asked to conduct review meetings everyday on the heat situation, the measures taken in … Read more

Free Testing Facilities for Diabetic Patients

According to report published by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) (the 6th edition of IDF Atlas published in November, 2013) the number of diabetic patients is about 65 million in the country. The data available from the Indian Council of Medical Research, India Diabetes (INDIAB) Study estimates the number to be 62.4 million approximately. Government of … Read more

Rs 3 lakh crore in 12th Plan for health sector

The appreciable developments in the healthcare sector are attributable to the strengthening of the health infrastructure in the country, and a focused approach by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Government has increased budget outlay by 335% to Rs 3 lakh crore in 12th Plan for healthcare to achieve universal and inclusive healthcare … Read more

India strengthening the tertiary care cancer facilities

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the scheme for strengthening the tertiary care cancer facilities under the National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVDs and Stroke (NPCDCS) at total cost of Rs.4,697 crore with Central Government and State share of Rs. 3,535 crore and Rs. 1,162 crore respectively. Cancer … Read more

Dr. Ajaya Nand Jha – neurosurgeon

Dr. A.N. Jha is a pioneer in getting Intra-Operative MRI technology for brain tumor surgeries in India & holds the expertise to perform tumor surgeries, operated in Brain lab with use of ALA dye for precision of tumor removal & cerebrovascular surgery. As a visionary, Dr. Jha recognized the need and potential of sub-specialization in … Read more

Diabetes increasing in India – 8% suspected for diabetes

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) report entitled “Assessment of burden of Non-Communicable Diseases 2006”, the prevalence of diabetes in the age group of 30 to 89 was ranging from 26 to 200 per 1000 in Urban females and 78 to 333 per 1000 in Urban Males. In rural areas, it was … Read more

Lupus :: Research suggests targeted treatment strategies for lupus

New research provides clues about the causes of lupus symptoms and suggests specific new targeted treatment strategies, according to Nilamadham Mishra, M.D., from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, in presentations this week at the American College of Rheumatology in Boston.

Obesity :: Body-weight regulation scientists give perspective on obesity-related research

When obesity overloads the body with excess nutrients, parts start to fail. Obesity contributes to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, some cancers, liver disease, immune dysfunction, painful joints, and a host of other problems. With so many parts of the body affected, studies of the health effects of obesity that concentrate on one body organ or system may overlook common underlying events occurring at the cellular level throughout the body.

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