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Health: Common Infections Could Increase Heart Attack Risk by 40%

Health: Common Infections Could Increase Heart Attack Risk by 40%

Science
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Patients who suffer common infections have a much greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the years to come, a major study has found. The findings suggest hundreds of thousands should be given statins or other heart pills if they suffer a chest infection or bladder problem. A project tracking 1.2million patients found those admitted to hospital for pneumonia or urinary tract infections were 40 % more likely to have a heart attack within eight years. They were also 150 % more likely to suffer a stroke, Daily Mail reported. This suggests infections have an even greater impact on heart health than obesity, which raises the risk of strokes and heart attacks by about 25 %. The research team, from Aston Medical School in Birmingham and the University of...
Renowned Scientist Stephen Hawking at 76

Renowned Scientist Stephen Hawking at 76

Science, Technology, World
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday. Hawking, whose 1988 book "A Brief History of Time" became an unlikely worldwide bestseller and cemented his superstar status, dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe. His genius and wit won over fans from far beyond the rarified world of astrophysics. He died peacefully at his home in the British university city of Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning. "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today," Professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement carried by Britain's Press Association news agency.
Number of Known Black Holes Expected to Double in Two Years

Number of Known Black Holes Expected to Double in Two Years

Sci-Tech, Science
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Researchers have developed a method that will detect roughly 10 black holes per year, doubling the number currently known within two years, and it will likely unlock the history of black holes in a little more than a decade. Avery Broderick, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo, and Mansour Karami, a PhD student also from the Faculty of Science, worked with colleagues in the United States and Iran to come up with the method that has implications for the emerging field of gravitational wave astronomy and the way in which we search for black holes and other dark objects in space. It was published this week in The Astrophysical Journal. "Within the next 10 years, there will be sufficient accumulated data on enough black holes t
India: Government is Committed to Promote Organic Farming, Says Agriculture Minister

India: Government is Committed to Promote Organic Farming, Says Agriculture Minister

Agriculture, Economy, India
Ghaziabad (PIB News) --- Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh said that in view of the importance of organic farming, with emphasis on sustainable production, food security and soil health, Central Government is committed to promote organic farming. Singh was speaking on the inauguration of the Agriculture fair based on Organic Farming here today. The Minister of Agriculture said that the Government is promoting organic farming across the country through the dedicated scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Organic Value Chain Development for Northeast regions (OVCDNER under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). Singh said that Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana(PKVY) scheme is the first comprehensive plan based on a 20-hectare cluste...
Commemorating World AIDS Day – Leadership Awards that Celebrated Emerging Leadership and Saluted the Established

Commemorating World AIDS Day – Leadership Awards that Celebrated Emerging Leadership and Saluted the Established

Health, Sci-Tech
New Delhi--- In observance of World AIDS Day 2016 on December 1st, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, with the partnership of National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), UNDP and UNAIDS organized a Leadership Awards to recognize advocates and leaders from communities affected by HIV/AIDS, who have worked intensively in strengthening the nation’s HIV response. India has made some remarkable progress in addressing the epidemic in the country. Not only has India been able to substantially reduce the incidence of HIV but has been successful in taking care of those who are infected and affected, dramatically decreasing the morbidity and mortality due to it. This outstanding result has been due to the relentless work done by many stakeholders under the leadership of NACO, Government of India that include
Stop Buying Medicines if You are Not Going to Have it as Prescribed

Stop Buying Medicines if You are Not Going to Have it as Prescribed

Health, India, Sci-Tech
Mumbai (BWI) - Oh! I forgot to take my medicines! How often have you said this or heard people saying it? We forget many things in our daily lives, but there is a difference when we forget to take our prescribed medicines. If you missed yesterday’s medicines, you can’t take them today – the damage has already happened in your body. According to the World Health Organization, “Approximately 50% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed.” This can lead to significant increase in hospitalization, treatment failure and even death. As per studies, 2.5 times increased a risk of hospitalization for patients with diabetes. Praveen Wadalkar with more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare domain offers strategies for patients to improve medicine adherence through his book “Sto