Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have higher risk of heart disease | Health News

Sophia Antipolis [France]: Women in their 30s and 40s with a common condition affecting how the ovaries work are more likely to get heart disease suggests a new study. The study has been published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Polycystic ovary syndrome isn`t a life sentence – there are many ways to stay heart healthy. Small changes add up, like eating more fruits and vegetables and doing more exercise,” said study author Dr Clare Oliver-Williams of the University of…

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MRI scan used for heart disease could also pick out aggressive cancers, spot early signs: Study | Health News

London: A type of smart MRI scan used in people with heart disease could help assess whether children`s cancers are especially aggressive and spot early signs that targeted treatments are working, a new study suggests. Researchers showed that the MRI imaging technique, known as T1-mapping, could offer crucial insights into the biology of childhood cancers and give an early warning of how effective targeted treatments were likely to be.  T1 mapping scans measure how water molecules interact at a microscopic level inside cells to understand the cellular make-up of tissue and…

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New York doctor explains reasons behind reduction in heart attacks by 30 to 70% during coronavirus COVID-19 | World News

In a positive change during the COVID-19 pandemic, the heart attack incident rates got reduced by 30 to 70 per cent in several countries across the globe, said Dr Samin K Sharma, Senior VP, Operations & Quality, Mount Sinai Heart, New York. According to Dr Sharma, a lot of patients suffering from heart ailments in the US are avoiding hospitals fearing coronavirus infections.  The number of heart attack patients have reduced in countries like the United States of America, India, Italy, China, Spain and several other countries which Dr Sharma…

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Heart attacks down by 30 to 70% during coronavirus COVID-19, says New York doctor | World News

New Delhi: In a positive change during the COVID-19 pandemic the heart attack incident rates got reduced by 30 to 70 percent in several countries across the globe, said Dr Samin K Sharma, Senior VP, Operations & Quality, Mount Sinai Heart, NewYork.  The number of heart attack patients got reduced in countries like America, India, Spain, and China. Dr Sharma informed that the reduction in heart-related disease is due to the improvement in the mental and physical health of common people during the lockdown period. Some of the factors which…

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Apple Watch Saves 13-Year Old by Detecting Abnormally High Heart Rate

The Apple Watch comes with a host of features including messaging, calling and fitness tracking for users. Recently, the smartwatch by Cupertino-based tech manufacturer came to the rescue of a woman in Oklahoma who got to know about her 13-year-old son’s abnormally high heart rate. Skylar Joslin, a middle school student, was sitting in his classes when the Apple Watch that was tied around his wrist detected a heart of 190 beats-per-minute. According to a report by KFOR-TV, an Oklahoma based news channel, Skylar was attending his regular classes in…

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Night-shift Workers at Risk Of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that shift workers are at a significantly increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person’s risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Night-shift workers are especially prone to developing sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome. The risks increase even more for those who work irregular or rotating shifts, said the study, published in ‘The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association’. “The strength of our economy and safety of our society depend heavily on night shift workers, it…

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