January may have given the city a feel of winter, but the chill comes with a nasty sidekick: heavy air pollution. The drop in temperatures has seen cold air trap pollutants, forming a haze that spells major health trouble for many.

In the last 15 days, the concentration of suspended particulate matter in the air has almost doubled. Till date, every third day this month has seen RSPM levels at twice the acceptable maximum or close to it. The levels have been over the permissible limit for the last one month.

Medical experts have warned patients suffering from lung and heart diseases, blood pressure and diabetes to exercise caution as their condition might worsen during the festive of lights, Diwali.

Inhaling the gaseous air pollutants along with other toxic gases emitted by firecrackers not only makes one cough, go breathless and feel irritation in the throat, it aggravates the chance of attac

Institute organises awareness rally ahead of Deepavali celebrations

Students and faculty members from the Department of Communication Disorders and National Service Scheme of the All-India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) on Sunday marched the streets of Mysore to create awareness on the hazardous effects of noise, especially from firecrackers, in the run-up to Deepavali.

No Exercise, Alcohol & Bad Diet Raise Risk Of Heart Attack

New Delhi: Better education and socioeconomic status have had little impact on the health profile of Delhi’s young, the results of a year-long survey conducted on young adults by city cardiologists to assess risk factors for heart disease vis-à-vis smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity, hypertension and diabetes seem to indicate.

Pregnant women who live in neighborhoods with lots of air pollution may be slightly more likely to develop high blood pressure, a new study says.

India's rising heart problems could be the result of increasing waistlines and dipping levels of good cholesterol, says a new study.

The good cholesterol, or HDL, is a wax-like substance that picks up excess cholesterol from blood and deposits it in the liver for disposal. Indians have a huge deficit with HDL readings of 28.8, says the ongoing study being conducted by the American College of Cardiology that draws up treatment norms followed across the world.

A staggering 80% of Lucknowites in their early 40s face high risk of developing heart disease against the national average of 70%, according to a study conducted in 12 cities over a period of three

Forty-eight per cent of Mumbaikars face the risk of heart attacks because of obesity, more than 50% have unhealthy cholesterol levels while around 64% lead a sedentary life and avoid exercise.

Deskbound lifestyle, smoking, obesity, fast food consumption and high stress levels have led to a rise in incidence of heart disease in the younger generation.

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