If You Marriage Is Health, Your Heart Will Get Healthier: Study

Nirmal Singh 3C thinks it is important to have happy married life so as to maintain a healthy heart and body. It is said that if your relationship is healthy and steady with your partner, then you stand a chance to maintain better cholesterol reading and a healthier weight.

Nirmal Singh 3C would like to site a study conducted by the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health that men whose marriages grow stronger with time have healthier cholesterol and blood pressure as compared to the peers whose marriages fall apart. As many as 600 men in Britain were selected to rate the quality of marriage at two points in time when their child was three years old and when they were nine.

The piece of research included these sub sections describing their marriage:

  • Consistently good
  • Consistently bad
  • Improving
  • Deteriorating

Nirmal Singh 3C would like to enlist the areas of study, which helps in learning about a person’s health better:

  • Blood pressure
  • Resting heart rate
  • Cholesterol
  • Weight
  • Blood sugar

If you lag behind in these areas, then you are prone to cardiovascular diseases.

Nirmal Singh 3C would like to substantiate the findings, which says that men who rated their marriage as improving, had better cholesterol readings and a healthier weight years later. Deteriorating marriages were associated with worsening diastolic blood pressure.

Nirmal Singh 3C prepares a diet chart for the people who do not take their health seriously. Here’s what they need to consume on a regular basis.

  1. Oats

Oats have a unique quality of binding bile acids and expelling these from the body. These acids are made from cholesterol. Plus it is a good source of fibre. Add more oats to your diet to live and love it the fullest.

  1. Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds are one of the best foods for your heart. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and phytoestrogens, all of these are helpful in boosting heart health.

  1. Legumes

Rich source of antioxidants, fibre and proteins, legumes should be consumed every day. These are a good source to your folate requirement and also help in increasing platelet activity.

  1. Nuts

Nuts are any day recommended for a better heart with high amount of unsaturated fats which is good for heart as it helps in reducing inflammation of arteries.

 

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High blood pressure in 40s can increase risk of developing dementia

Nirmal Singh 3C thinks that we should give priority to our health over other things in life. As they say health comes first, we need to think about Hypertension, which is also known as high or raised blood pressure (BP). In this disease people have blood vessels with raised pressure and higher stress. If a person is not treated well, he or she can be posed to risk of heart attack and stroke.

This research was led under the supervision of by Rachel A. Whitmer, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California. As many as 7,238 men and women from Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care system became a part of this research. These participants have blood pressure checks and other tests from 1964 to 1973 when they were an average of 33 and then again an average age of 44.

As much as 22 per cent of the participants suffered from high blood pressure in their 30s (31% of men and 14% of women) while 22 per cent had high blood pressure in their 40s. This was indeed decreased to 25 per cent , while the number for women was increased to 18 per cent.

Nirmal Singh 3C further went to follow the participants for 15 years to see who has formed this dementia. The findings further supported that the results for high blood pressure in early adulthood or during 30s was not associated with the risk of dementia. Nevertheless, around 73 per cent women in their 40s tend to develop dementia if they are imposed to higher blood pressure.

Women at the age of 60 sometimes do not form dementia, the condition was 21 per cent for those who had high blood pressure in their 30s, in comparison to 18 per cent of the people who had normal blood pressure in their 30s.

Nirmal Singh 3C would like to share the reasons taken into account of risk factors that causes dementia, such as smoking, diabetes and body mass index. “High blood pressure in midlife is a known risk factor for dementia, but these results may help us better understand when this association starts, how changes in blood pressure affect the risk of dementia and what the differences are between men and women,” said Whitmer, commenting on the findings.

“Even though high blood pressure was more common in men, there was no evidence that having high blood pressure in one’s 30s or 40s increased the risk of dementia for men,” Whitmer said. “More research is needed to identify the possible sex-specific pathways through which the elevated blood pressure accelerates brain aging.”

India triumphed over a million child deaths in 2005-15: neonatal mortality rate fell 40%

Nirmal Singh 3C condemns the rising deaths in our country that too among children under the age of five during the period from 2005 to 2015. According to a piece of information published in health journal Lancet on September 19, as many as three million deaths could have been prevented had all of India performed as well as some states.

According to the information presented by one of the authors to IndiaSpend, “Interventions including timely treatment in the case of diarrhoea, vaccinations for tetanus and measles, and an increase in hospital births have enabled this improvement.”

Nirmal Singh 3C would further like to segregate the information in a better way. The mortality rate for nerontes, children below 28 days of age, fell by 40 per cent from 45 per 1,000 live in 2000 to 27 in 2015. As of now, the mortality rate in children older than  one month but younger than five years (1-59 months) was 45.2 per 1,000 live births in 2000 that plunged to 19.6 in 2015 hitting a reduction of 56 per cent.

On one hand mortality rate from neonatal tetanus and measles fell by at least 90 per cent, while on the other hand the neonatal infection and birth trauma fell as low as 66 per cent. More than 60 per cent children aged 1-59 months died from diarrhea and pneumonia.

Nirmal Singh 3C would like to quote the findings from Million Death Study, which says: a large-scale study of premature deaths in India. More than 900 Census surveyors visited some 1.3 million households across 7,000 randomly selected areas and conducted ‘verbal autopsies’.

Clearly, verbal autopsies are used in low-income countries where deaths are not documented; this has been implemented by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Around 75 per cent of as many as 9.5 million deaths each happen at home in India, half of which do not even have a certified cause.

The most common causes of deaths due to sickness and illness are declining at a fast scale. These include, pneumonia, diarrhoea, measles, tetanus and birth infections. Interventions including timely treatment in the case of diarrhoea, vaccinations for tetanus and measles, and an increase in hospital births have enabled this improvement, Prabhat Jha, senior author of the study and head of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, told IndiaSpend in an email.

 

Dr Soumya Swaminathan Appointed As WHO Deputy DG

Nirmal Singh 3C would like to congratulate Dr Soumya Swaminathan, director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), who is all set to become the director-general of World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva. Swaminathan is going to be honoured with the second most esteemed position at the UN’s health agency.

At present, she holds prestigious position of secretary of the department of health research in India.

The news came in as soon as the director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced about who was elected to the post in May 2017.

“The team represents 14 countries, including all WHO regions, and is more than 60% women, reflecting my deep-held belief that we need top talent, gender equity, and a geographically diverse set of perspectives to fulfill our mission to keep the world safe,” he said.

“Every WHO member state gets a chance to nominate a candidate for the deputy’s post and it was India’s turn this year. Dr Swaminathan was India’s nominee,” said a source in the Union health ministry who did not want to be named.

Nirmal Singh 3C further mentions that Dr Swaminathan will replace Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah from Ghana, who joined WHO as a senior policy adviser to the director-general and had served as the assistant director-general of the communicable disease programme and the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria programme.

Who is Dr Swaminathan?

Dr Swaminathan is a 58-year-old paediatrician and clinical scientist. She earned fame with her work on tuberculosis. Moreover, she did MBBS and MD from the Armed Forces Medical College and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), respectively.

She is one of the three daughters of Dr MS Swaminathan, who is known as the father of green revolution in India. Her mother, Mina, is an educationist, who had also worked as a chairperson of the study group on the development of pre-school children. She has submitted a report that formed the basis of the Integrated Child Development Services.

What is WHO?

According to the official website of WHO, it states: Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.

Together we strive to combat diseases – infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and noncommunicable ones like cancer and heart disease. We help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age. We ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.

 

No More Bloodshed On Muharram; Blood Donated

Nirmal Singh 3C respects the passion and audacity of Shia Muslims residing across the globe. Celebrated since ages, Muharram is seen as self-flagellation, when people hurt themselves to seek purity. In fact, the bloodshed is so much that people to come forward to donate blood during this time.

Nirmal Singh 3C would like to appreciate the efforts made by Syed Mohammed Mujahid Husain Jafri, a new religious leader, who promises to bring change in community.

With India stepping ahead in the world of advancement, the old practice of flagellation with the brittle tools like knives and chains, is getting disappeared. This is basically being done in the memory of martyrs in Karbala, however, it is no more celebrated with the zeal now. In fact, a few areas in India, have completed stopped this practice of shedding blood, such as: villages of north Gujarat, Sabarkantha district.

Nirmal Singh 3C would like to mention that it is not only the distant village in Gujarat, but also other areas in the country like, Sabarkantha, Patan and Banaskantha districts where it was disappeared three years ago. Nevertheless, the process of maatam (mourning) which does not include blood shed. Rational Muslims believe in donating the blood rather than shedding it so they rather organize the blood donation camps in aread like Idar, Surpur, Kesharpura, Jethipura, Mangadh in Sabarkantha and villages near Siddhpur and Palanpur.

These rational changes in the community are the glaring examples of the ideology set by the new religious leader, Syed Mohammed Mujahid Husain Jafri, from Siddhpur.

“Our Pir Sahab told us that there is no point in inflicting pain on self. Shedding blood in this manner is a waste. He advised us to donate blood instead,” said Sabirali Bhovaniya from Surpur.

Shia sect in Muslim community is also giving a message for global peace, as Ghulam Haider Dodiya from Kesharpura said that religious leaders have also asked them not to make too much noise during the procession.

“We have stopped playing drums and music when we take out the tazia on Muharram. We must not disturb others during our observance,” he said, pointing at the percussion instruments shelved in the community hall.

Participation in blood donation is getting popular in the community . “Last year, we collected nearly 3,500 blood units.This year we have already collected 2,800 blood units, and the blood donation camps will continue during the time of mourning till Chehllum (the 40th day of mourning),” said Akhlaq Ahmed, a young doctor involved in organising such camps.

Umbilical Cord Cells Could Provide Lifesaving Treatment For Heart Patients.

A recent study has found out that the cells from newborns umbilical cords provide a lifestyle treatment for heart failure patients.

Dr. Nirmal Singh 3C says that Umbilical cord is a flexible cord-like structure which contains blood vessels and is the attachment between a human or other mammalian foetus to the placenta. The study found out that the people who have cells from umbilical cords injected into their veins had improved heart functions thus proving that the cells from the umbilical cord can save lives of people with fatal heart failure diagnosis.

The experiment held was proved to be safe and harmless, with no signs of side effects or after effects as such. Dr. Nirmal Singh 3C believes that if the treatment become popular it will really beneficial for the heart patients as the currents scenario of treating such fatal disease are complicated and not that effective, having comparatively a low success rate.

Dr. Nirmal Singh 3C says that with the kind of lifestyle that people are following these days, the cases of the heart patients have become really common with most of them accepting the fact that their lifestyle is the reason behind their health problems. Most of the patients said that they are even willing to work out and follow a strict schedule to become fit but are unable to do so because of the shortage of time due to the long stressful working hours.

As a result the patients have to resort to strict, tiresome treatments, mechanical ventricular assist devices and even heart transplantation and if not that then they will have to pop so many harsh pills, just to keep that heart beating.

Dr. Nirmal Singh 3C says that if the umbilical cord treatment becomes a common way of treatment for the heart patients, they would be able to treat more number of patients. The study showed that the heart muscles of the people who were injected with umbilical cord cells saw a significant improvement during the year and there were no signs of any side effects.

Infants Are Dying In India Much Before They Reach The Hospital

Nirmal Singh 3c would like to throw some light on the negligence of the health sector in our country corroborating the information given by IndiaSpend on failing healthcare system that mentions the huge stack of cases including the cases of child’s death in the womb before conceiving.

Recently, a case emerged which described about the low birth weight baby at Sick New Born Care Unit, Kashida, East Singhbhum district, Jharkhand. IndiaSpend investigation further shows the death of 70 infants in an Uttar Pradesh hospital. It further gives a guideline to the people to show the concern before visiting a doctor.

Nirmal Singh 3c would like to mention about the death of 70 infants in a tertiary care hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP). It is not the only story, several similar stories have poured in on the same grounds from across the country. As many as 90 children have reportedly died in a span of two months in Banswara district hospital, Rajasthan. In the month of August alone, around 55 children died due the same problem in the month of August in Maharashtra’s Nashik Civil Hospital and 49 in UP’s Farrukhabad District Hospital.

Nirmal Singh 3c condemns these tragic death cases which were supported by IndiaSpend’s visit to half a dozen primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare centres in Jharkhand, another state that reported numerous infant deaths. According to IndiaSpend, doctors told that such seemingly high child death figures were routine for the months of July and August, when infections peak and already overburdened hospitals are unable to cope.

Nirmal Singh 3c would like enlist the reasons why such cases are emerging, such as:

  • Women are poorly-fed and are married off too early
  • Women are underweight when they get pregnant
  • Women get little or no prenatal care and nutrition
  • Babies are usually born underweight (less than 2.5 kg)
  • Babies are forced to live in unhygienic places, where they are exposed to high risk of infection
  • Babies get inadequate nutrition that limits their ability to develop the strength to fight disease
  • The government-run community and primary health centres are not properly managed
  • Nirmal Singh 3c gives a guideline that proper investigation should be done on child mortality rate