'19% men, 26% women over 45 die within year of first heart attack'

Karnal (Haryana) : Nineteen per cent of men and 26 per cent of women over 45 years die within a year of their first heart attack, said cardiologists at a private hospital here.

According to the doctors, heart attack sufferers can get the best treatment when they get to the hospital within one hour after symptoms start. But on average, it takes two to four hours for patients to arrive, and some wait days before seeking medical care, which complicates the case.

KIMS Hospitals, Portea Medical announce partnership for home healthcare

Hyderabad : KIMS Hospitals, a leading healthcare group in Telanganga and Andhra Pradesh, and Portea Medical, a home healthcare company, on Friday announced a partnership to deliver home healthcare services.

Portea's comprehensive, tech-enabled home healthcare services will be available to patients of KIMS Hospitals in Secunderabad and Kondapur here.

The patients discharged from the two KIMS facilities will receive medical care that is customised to their requirements and delivered in the patient's home.

India's first government-run cord blood bank begins work in Kolkata

Kolkata : The School of Tropical Medicine's cord blood bank - the country's first government run stem cell preservation centre - formally started its journey on Friday.

An official release said the umbilical cord blood of newborns - that contains stem cells - can be stored in the bank.

"The preserved stem cells can be used in future for treatment of the child or when he becomes an adult in case of congenital and genetic problems and also for tackling number of complicated diseases which cannot be healed by ordinary treatment," the release said.


Patanjali to spend Rs 10,000 cr on Yoga research: Ramdev

New Delhi : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday said that Patanjali Ayurved Limited will soon spend Rs 10,000 crore on Yoga research work in India.

"We are already spending a lot of money on Yoga research work, but we will soon start spending Rs 10,000 crore on it," he said while addressing a gathering at the inaugural session of the two-day international conference on 'Yoga for Body and Beyond' here.

Mamata wants improved quality, range of healthcare

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday directed the health department to further improve the quality and range of healthcare in state-run medical colleges and hospitals.

The Trinamool Congress supremo reviewed the activities of the health department on Wednesday with special reference to patient care services.

Yoga is science which improves health: Vice President

New Delhi : Stressing the importance of good health, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said Yoga is a science that helps improve fitness level as well as overall health profile.

"A good deal of discussion has been held in many places on defining yoga. Is it a science, an art, an aid to meditation, a spiritual path or a religion? Different interlocutors would give different answers, each valid to an extent and none universally endorsed," he said while inaugurating a two-day international conference on 'Yoga for Body and Beyond' here.

Yoga day observed at AMU

By TCN News,

ALIGARH: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organized a Symposium and Workshop under the title “Wellbeing through Yoga” on Tuesday as part of the grand celebration of World Yoga Day.

Addressing the Yoga camp organized under the aegis of Department of Physical Health and Sports Education, the Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah said that Yoga was an indispensable part of India’s cultural heritage and he was proud of the great ethos which has been practiced in AMU for over the last fifty years.

1,600 pregnant women perform yoga in Gujarat city, set world record

Ahmedabad : More than 1,600 pregnant women in Gujarat's Rajkot city claim to have set a new Guinness record on the International Yoga Day by performing a special kind of "pre-natal" yoga on Tuesday.

With this they broke a world record set by around 900 pregnant females by taking part in group yoga.

Rajkot District Collector Vikrant Pandey said the exercise session by the pregnant females was carried out under the observation of over 100 doctors and guidance of yoga trainers from Haridwar.

Kerala health minister objects to ‘Keertan’ during Yoga Day celebrations

By Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala health minister K K Shyalaja has expressed her discontent over the recital of a Hindu ‘Keertan’ (prayer chants) during International Yoga Day celebrations held at the Thiruvananthapuram Central Stadium.

Tamil Nadu woman set to create yoga world record

Chennai : On the second International Yoga Day on Tuesday, a woman advocate in Tamil Nadu is progressing to set a world record for continuous performance of yoga asanas or exercises.

K.P. Ranjana, 34, an advocate by profession and a martial art student, is moving towards setting a record of continuous performance of asanas for 53 hours.

Ranjana hails from the temple town of Kanchipuram, around 75 km from here.