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    What is a Cardiac Arrhythmia and Can it Lead to a Cardiac Arrest?

    Post the news of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passing away from a cardiac arrest, it's emerged that she was suffering with a related heart condition - cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat.What Exactly is a Cardiac Arrhythmia?50 percent of all cardiac arrest-related deaths are preventable with some basic first aid.

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    Here's Why India is Struggling to Tackle its Lung Disease Crisis

    In 2014, one of India's foremost researchers on respiratory diseases went to meet the union health secretary to apprise her of the spurt in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in India and the need for a strategy to screen and manage patients.The specialist, who collaborates frequently with the Indian government, did not wish to be named.At the meeting, the health...

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    Explaining Cardiac Arrest: Former Delhi CM Dikshit Dies at 81

    Senior Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away in Delhi on Saturday, 20 July at the age of 81.According to a statement by Fortis Hospital, Dikshit was brought in on 20 July in the morning in " a critical condition with cardiac arrest."Fortis Hospital"A multi-disciplinary team of doctors, led by Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts...

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    Tobacco Consumption Fell by 2-3% in Recent Years in J&K

    The consumption of tobacco products in Jammu and Kashmir has declined by at least two per cent in recent years, the state government has said.The government also underscored the importance of implementing a total ban on use of tobacco and its allied products."As far as our state is concerned, the rate of consumption of cigarettes or any kind of tobacco has declined by two to three per...

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    Have Low BP? Exercising for an Hour and Staying Hydrated Can Help

    Suffering from low blood pressure? Do an hour or more of daily exercise and stay hydrated to improve the condition and control fainting or dizziness episodes, finds a NASA-funded study on astronauts.The study is the first to examine the condition called "orthostatic intolerance" during daily activities when the astronauts returned home.The researchers found that exercise...

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    Twitter, AI Can Track Gender Differences in Fitness Levels

    Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data from various social media sites, researchers tracked people's physical activities, from bowling to crossfit, in a bid to inform future efforts to tackle health disparities.Published in the journal BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, the researchers used machine learning to find and comb through exercise-related tweets from across the...

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    Considering Drones to Improve Healthcare Access: West Bengal Govt

    In order to improve healthcare services in the remote areas of the state, the West Bengal government is thinking of using high-tech drones for connecting critical patients with hospitals and to facilitate immediate availability of supplies like blood reports from the labs and so on."A feasibility study will be taken up to see if aerial robotics can be used to improve the...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    'Secret Handshake' Discovered Between Sperm and Uterus Cells

    A team of researchers has discovered the making of a "secret handshake" between sperm and the cells lining the uterus that finally let one sperm out of nearly 200 million to make it through and fertilise a single egg, say researchers.Uterine cells express a receptor that recognizes a glycan molecule on the surface of sperm cells.It's possible that this interaction may...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    FIT Quiz: Are You Making the Right Workout Decisions?

    There are many reasons why we need to exercise. While all the buzz is around weight-loss, regular physical activity also ensures a healthier and longer life.With information and advice available all around, workout decisions may seem complicated and difficult. Which workout to opt for to target your core? What should you eat before exercising? Does working out help you mentally?Things...

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    Neglected by Healthcare Community, Oral Hygiene in Crisis: Lancet

    Oral diseases present a major global public health burden and these are the most prevalent disease condition in India for the past 30 years, according to a study published in the Lancet on Friday, 19 July.According to a Lancet Series on oral health, it affect around 3.5 billion people worldwide and in low-income countries the current situation is most bleak, with even basic dental...

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