15h ago| Star Health

Use heart for every heart

Use heart for every heart — the theme is about celebrating and connecting like-minded people on the occasion of World Heart Day this year. It created a sense of commitment around the common cause of heart health, and it is a concept that encapsulates the values of World Heart Day.

15h ago| Star Health

COVID-19, influenza, and vascular thrombotic events

The association of COVID-19 with thrombotic events was initially inferred from case series. Now, investigators have analysed U.S. claims and medical records data to evaluate incidence of inpatient arterial and venous thrombotic events among adults hospitalised with COVID-19 between April 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021 (41,443 before vaccine availability and 44,194 after). Controls comprised 8,269 adults hospitalised with influenza during the 2018–2019 season.

15h ago| Star Health

Secret paybacks of good acts

Have you ever felt good after accompanying a sick neighbour to the hospital in the middle of the night? Then there was the time when you left food and essentials in front of your friend’s door regularly at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2w ago| Health

The magic of low voice

Have you heard the famous quote, ‘90% of the friction of life is caused by the wrong tone of voice!’ Yes, the psychological effects of being yelled at in a relationship are numerous.

2w ago| Research

Microplastic in our seafood: Macro problem for our health

Microplastics are tiny fractions of plastics measuring less than 5 millimeters in size. Often smaller than the tiniest grains of sands, these particles pose a grave danger to our health.

2w ago| Healthcare

Do you know the signs & symptoms of Hyperglycemia?

Our bodies give us clues about our health. Knowing the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia, or elevated blood sugar and how to spot them can be key to improving your health and helping you manage diabetes.

4w ago| Star Health

Tips for taming the Dawn Phenomenon

Have you ever heard about the “Dawn Effect”? For people who have diabetes, the “Dawn Phenomenon” or “Dawn Effect” refers to higher blood sugar levels in the morning, which is common in people with diabetes. One reason for this - the dawn effect - describes an increase in blood sugar, usually occurring between 2 am and 8 am.

Can you recognise Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a disabling mental illness without care. People with the disorder hear voices, see imaginary sights, or believe others control their minds. These sensations can cause erratic behaviour. Treatment can manage the most severe symptoms, but there is no cure.

Body is real, so is mind

According to a study, ‘sad feelings’ can alter stress-related brain tasks and increase blood levels of inflammatory proteins linked to heart disease, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. Mind and mindset are crucial to one’s nature. Our nature or behaviour is controlled by the ‘brain,’ a mysterious 3-pound soft structure responsible for solving problems, planning actions, and controlling emotions. These executive functions control our’ body and mind.

Vitamin D supplement-ation to prevent fractures?

In a large, randomised trial, supplements did not prevent fractures in middle-aged and older adults.

Stress – The soundless enemy

Today’s life is easier “with a lot of gadgets,” but behind our familiarity are many unexplainable illnesses. Modern life is full of stress. Stress is a foundational illness. People today feel more stress than they did 30/35 years ago, and those 45 to 64 feel it the most.

Pediatric obesity is a complex condition with multiple subtypes

Study suggests 8 medical conditions are common in U.S. children diagnosed with obesity, and approximately one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. A study publishing recently in PLOS Digital Health by Elizabeth Campbell at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, and colleagues suggest that childhood obesity may be associated with an array of underlying medical conditions.