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NMC to create doctors for every district in two years: Dr Devi Prasad Shetty

Oct 13, 20 NMC to create doctors for every district in two years: Dr Devi Prasad Shetty

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At present, 80 per cent of the taluk and district hospitals have a shortage of specialists and the new system will change that, said the doctor. By Express News Service The National Medical Commission and the new regulations that it will hopefully bring in will produce enough doctors across India and solve the acute crisis the...

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Tobacco Causes One in Five Deaths from Heart Disease

Sep 30, 20 Tobacco Causes One in Five Deaths from Heart Disease

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GENEVA – The World Health Organization reports tobacco kills 1.9 million people, or 20 percent of all those who die every year from coronary heart disease. In advance of World Heart Day (September 29), WHO, the World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia have released a new report warning of the dangers...

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What ails the heart and lung?

Sep 26, 20 What ails the heart and lung?

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THE heart and lung are two vital organs. In conjunction with World Lung and World Heart Day on Sept 25 and 29 this year, Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV), aims to raise awareness of conditions related to these two important organs and how to keep an eye on both for healthy living. A report by the Department of Statistics last...

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Pandemic holds up kids’ surgeries

Sep 13, 20 Pandemic holds up kids’ surgeries

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Representative image Updated: 21 Aug 2020, 06:55 AM IST Seethalakshmi S , Rahul Nandan Over two lakh children in India are born with congenital heart disease (CHD) every year, and about 30,000 CHD surgeries are performed on children annuallyThe disruption in medical procedures since March has caused a large backlog of emergency...

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Do it for your child

Aug 20, 20 Do it for your child

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Poor lifestyle choices are the norm among the new generation of young parents, says Dr Beni. Rozanna says a heart healthy diet is not rocket science. Young parents should make healthy lifestyle choices, if not for themselves then at least for the sake of their offspring, writes Meera Murugesan THE loss of a young parent has tragic...

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Change your bad habits for the sake of your kids

Jul 29, 20 Change your bad habits for the sake of your kids

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To train your child to pick healthy food options, you have to eat healthy yourself. — AFP As the risk of heart disease continues to affect young parents, experts agree that making cholesterol management a priority is part of good parenting. The loss of a young parent has far deeper consequences than that of an older parent. To a...

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Having frequent migraines? It could be a sign of stroke

Jul 28, 20 Having frequent migraines? It could be a sign of stroke

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One of the warning signs of a stroke is having a severe headache. — TNS In Malaysia, strokes are the third leading cause of death for women, following heart attacks and pneumonia. It is more deadly to women than breast cancer, and if it doesn’t kill you, can leave you with permanent disabilities. A stroke is sometimes known as a...

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Live well, age well

Jul 21, 20 Live well, age well

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Photo: 123rf.com I REFER to the article “Malaysia heading into an ageing nation, says chief statistician”, published in The Star on July 15 (online at bit.ly/star_age). According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the percentage of older adults in Malaysia has increased from 6.7% in 2019 to 7% in 2020, naturally accompanied...

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3 science-backed diets to keep you in the pink of health

Jul 15, 20 3 science-backed diets to keep you in the pink of health

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Following a healthy diet could help reduce your risk of various health conditions. (Rawpixel pic) If you’re wondering what changes you should be making to your diet to keep the spring in your step and your weight at its optimum, then read on to find out more about three healthy diets touted by experts and scientists as being...

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Take it slow and steady, say experts

Jul 06, 20 Take it slow and steady, say experts

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Haste makes waste: Doctors have also warned against attacking a steep hill on foot or by bicycle after a sedentary period. GEORGE TOWN: The sudden death of four people within three weeks has led health experts to issue Malaysians with a warning against pushing their body too far and too soon after a break. As more people head for...

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MCO diets drive up Malaysia’s obesity rates

Jun 23, 20 MCO diets drive up Malaysia’s obesity rates

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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Many Malaysians have been complaining about their weight gain during the movement control order (MCO) period, which was not really a surprise considering that they were homebound and less active physically. Some even chose not to share their most recent photographs on their social media accounts to avoid...

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Women likely have a lower risk of heart disease than men

Jun 08, 20 Women likely have a lower risk of heart disease than men

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A new large-scale study has found that men all around the world may have a higher risk of heart disease than women. GOTHENBURG: New research has found that women appear to have a lower risk of developing and dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than men. Carried out by scientists at the University of Gothenburg, the new study...

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Managing Heart Health at Home During COVID-19

Jun 03, 20 Managing Heart Health at Home During COVID-19

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Staying healthy amid the many different nuances the pandemic has brought to fruition can be especially tricky for those who live with heart conditions. Fortunately, heart health can be managed successfully at home. Active monitoring and management of your conditionStress managementFrequent contact with your physicianThe right...

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Daily sugary drinks can raise a woman’s risk of heart disease

May 16, 20 Daily sugary drinks can raise a woman’s risk of heart disease

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New research has found that drinking sugary beverages every day could increase a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease. (Rawpixel pic) SAN DIEGO: New US research has found that consuming one or more sugary drinks per day could increase a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease. Carried out by researchers at the University of...

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How extreme job stress is ruining your heart health

May 09, 20 How extreme job stress is ruining your heart health

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Work-related stress is common and can increase your risk of developing heart diseases. (Rawpixel pic) Everyone reacts differently to stress. Some feel trapped like they were in a cage, while others find it relatively easy to relieve stress. Either way, stress not only has a negative effect on one’s mental health, but on one’s...

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Heavy drinking could cause stroke and heart diseases

May 06, 20 Heavy drinking could cause stroke and heart diseases

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New research has found that a high intake of alcohol is linked to an increased risk of certain cardiovascular diseases. STOCKHOLM: New European research has found that a higher alcohol is linked to an increased risk of stroke and peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is when the arteries narrow, reducing blood flow to certain...

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