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Pacemaker for heart, study suggests leadless variant better than transvenous one

Good news for heart patients. If you want to keep your heart healthy, you should opt for leadless pacemakers over the conventional transvenous variants. While you can you avoid heart attack and stroke risk by following a disciplined exercise and diet routine to keep ensure a healthy heart, you need to be careful with the pacemaker variant you choose after a heart attack. According to a new study, heart patients who opt for leadless pacemakers are likely to have lesser short-term and mid-term complications than those with transvenous pacemakers. Approximately a million pacemakers are annually implanted…

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Quit smoking and lose weight for successful arthritis treatment

Obesity in women and smoking in men can hinder the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a study by McGill University in Canada, has found. Although early identification and aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) improves outcomes, this study showed that 46% of women and 38% of men did not achieve remission in the first year despite receiving guideline-based care. Multivariable analysis highlighted that obesity more than doubled the likelihood of not achieving remission in women. Other predictors were minority status, lower education, higher tender joint counts and fatigue scores at baseline….

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Watermelon for diabetes, here’s why diabetics should stay away from this fruit

Watermelon is known to be the favourite fruit of many people, but if you are a diabetic, you are bound to ask whether it is safe for you. We don’t want our favourite fruit to end up increasing our blood sugar levels right? The watermelon belongs to the gourd family, and has good nutritional value and is a great source of lycopene, which reduces your risk of cancer and heart disease. So considering that it has a high glycemic index and is a source of carbohydrates, should it be avoided by diabetics? “Watermelon…

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Education in America: Call for submissions

As the academic year winds down, what are your children experiencing in their schools and communities? What are the persistent problems and challenges? And, what’s working? What are teachers and administrators doing to create positive outcomes? “CBS This Morning” is launching a new series, which will explore the issues facing education in America, including inequality, teacher pay, segregation, technology and beyond. We also want to spotlight innovative solutions and speak to the people working to reform the system. If you are a parent, educator or student, we want to hear…

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Extreme heat and cold could be the reason for increasing workplace accidents

Turns out, hot and cold weather has a major impact on your injuries at the workplace. According to a study conducted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, moderate and extreme ambient temperatures increase the risk of occupational accidents. The study analysed data on nearly 16 million occupational injuries that occurred in Spain over a 20-year period. Heat and cold are believed to be associated with a higher risk of occupational injury, but the existing scientific evidence consists of only a handful of studies with a small number of cases…

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Father’s day: 5 investment options for fathers to secure their children’s future

Archit Gupta The batch of 2018 of the IIM-Ahmedabad, India’s bluest of the blue business school, will shell out close to Rs. 20 lakh as tuition fees. This shows a steady rise in cost of education. Gold, which is considered as one of the safest and most liquid investments and inevitable in Indian weddings, too underwent a drastic price hike. In the year 2000, the price per gram was around Rs. 440 per gram. Currently, it stands at around Rs. 3000 per gram. However, you can beat inflation – by…

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