Skin Patch to Detect ‘Silent’ Heart Attacks

The 16-year-old says that he investigated a novel concept that could potentially allow patients to detect silent heart attack by non-invasively sensing the FABP3 biomarker in the bloodstream.

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Rotating night shifts may trigger Type 2 diabetes

If you work periodically on night shifts, it is more likely that you may develop Type 2 diabetics than those who only work during days.

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Rising burden of non-communicable diseases

The contribution of most of the major non-communicable disease groups to the total disease burden has increased all over India since 1990

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Specific health situation of Indian states

Understanding the health and disease trends in groups of states at a similar level of development or epidemiological transition is an important intermediate step in teasing apart the heterogeneity of disease and risk factor epidemiology in India.

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Rising risks for cardiovascular diseases & diabetes

Of the total disease burden in India in 1990, a tenth was caused by a group of risks including unhealthy diet, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and overweight, which mainly contribute to ischaemic heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

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Lifestyle diseases: A threat to backward states

Lifestyle diseases like chronic respiratory and heart diseases are killing more people in India than communicable ailments like Tuberculosis (TB) or Diarrhea in every states, including most backward belts.

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Exercise in big parks can reduce depression

People who used large-sized neighbourhood parks walked or exercise for more than 150 minutes per week are less prone to major depression.

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Stressful events can increase women’s obesity

Women who experienced one or more traumatic lifetime events or several negative events in recent years had higher odds of being obese than women who didn’t report such stress.

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Sudden cardiac arrest is more dangerous than heart attack

In India, however, there is limited awareness both among people and healthcare providers about mechanisms needed to be adopted to reduce risk of sudden cardiac death and save lives.

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Health should start with public

Initiating the discussion on the subject of Public Health and Biotechnology, Dr. D. Prabhakaran emphasized the need to start with working with collated data, for the purpose, from the location and find solutions that are unique to that area.

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