Extremely high BP in diabetics linked to severe organ damage

New York, Oct 25  Patients with diabetes suffering from extremely high blood pressure (BP) could be at risk of organ damage due to hypertensive emergencies such as stroke, chest pain and heart failure, finds a study.

The study showed that acute or worsening heart failure was the most frequent target…

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Instant food means constant disease: Naidu

Panaji, Oct 24  Criticizing the culture of instant food, Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday urged the need to go back to traditional Indian food, saying “instant food means constant disease”.

Naidu said that India should look at being self-sufficient in terms of food production on account…

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Mexican student fits bra with app to detect breast cancer

Mexico City, Oct 23  A device made of a brassiere cup fitted with a mobile application, developed by a Mexican student, is designed to be an ally of mammograms for the timely detection of breast cancer in women with very dense breast tissue and in those under age 40.

“The…

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Eating spinach, beetroot could help prevent vision loss

Sydney, Oct 22 Eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could prevent macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss in people over age 50, new research has found.

People who ate between 100 to 142 mgs (milligrams) of vegetable nitrates each day had a 35…

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Samsung's new ultrasound system to spot high-risk pregnancies

Singapore, Oct 21 : Samsung Medison, a global medical equipment company and an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, on Sunday unveiled a new ultrasound system which is expected to facilitate the examination of high-risk pregnancies and early diagnosis of abnormal foetus conditions.

The new ultrasound system provides an 11-fold increase…

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