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Annual flu shot is a life saver in patients of heart...

Influenza can be very serious or even fatal for patients with heart failure Getting an annual flu shot can save heart failure patients' lives, according...

Pictures of your clogged arteries can make you live healthy

Lancet study finds sharing pictures of scans showing extent of atherosclerosis lowers cardiovascular risk It is notoriously difficult to get patients at high cardiovascular risk...

You think you are healthy, but is your heart really fit?

Even if you have no heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness is a warning signEven if you are a fit and healthy...

Diabetes clock ticking: over 20% rise in insulin use by 2030

The amount of insulin needed to treat type 2 diabetes will rise by more than 20% worldwide in 12 yrsThe amount of insulin needed...

Smoking, diabetes, high BP greater risk factors in women

Study examines how risk levels differ for men and women even for known heart attack risk factors Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure are known...

As Delhi reels again, the why, what and how to, of...

Avoid a run, stay indoors, if you can this November weekWith continued burning of crop stubbles in neighbouring states and dipping temperatures having sent...

Exercise, diet key to a healthy heart post menopause

Study shows exercise, diet help women keep diseases like hypertension and diabetes at bay Exercise and healthy diet can help women keep off metabolic diseases,...

Hormone that helps breastfeed also protects against diabetes

Higher levels of prolactin hormone in women were associated with a lower risk of diabetes High levels of the hormone prolactin (within physiological range) have...

Obesity is not just poor choices, it’s about public policy: Lancet

New article by public health experts calls for multisectoral approach on obesity Is obesity a matter of individual responsibility or a matter of faulty public...

Exercise. It’s the easiest way to good health, strong heart

New review paper says exercise is important to prevent and control heart diseases Are there days when you wonder if exercising is really essential? Here's...

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The baby was born with a condition called transposition of great arteries Like any other parent, Mrs. Meena and Mr. Vinod were delighted after the...