Here’s how depression can impact people suffering from heart diseases

Depression negatively impacts patients with cardiovascular disease, finds a study. About one-fifth of cardiovascular disease patients suffer from depression. “While we don’t know which comes first–depression or cardiovascular disease–the consensus is that depression is a risk marker for cardiovascular disease, meaning if you have cardiovascular disease, there is a higher likelihood that you could also […]

Read More →
Yoga may benefit people suffering from high blood pressure and sugar

Suffering from increased blood pressure and high blood sugar? One year of yoga training may help, a new study suggests. According to the researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, one year of yoga training decreased pro-inflammatory adipokines – signalling proteins released by fat tissue – and increased an anti-inflammatory adipokine in adults with metabolic […]

Read More →
Here’s why people of Asian-American origin are more prone to severe strokes

People of Asian-American origin are more likely to experience severe ischemic stroke and worse outcomes than whites, claims a study. This happens because, compared to whites, Asian-Americans were increasingly associated with poorer functional recovery, receiving the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) less frequently, which can improve the chances of recovering from a stroke. They […]

Read More →
People who use e-cigarettes smoke less and are more likely to quit smoking

“Combustible cigarettes are the most harmful form of nicotine delivery. Alternative delivery of nicotine, through e-cigarettes, could significantly reduce harm and the risks of cancer and other diseases to smokers,” said Matthew Carpenter, from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the US. In the pilot study published, funded by the National Institutes of […]

Read More →
Business for the people by the people

The ideology of ‘privatisation’ of economies and societies has advanced so much around the world in the last 30 years that the very concept of ‘economic reforms’ has become restricted to reductions in the role of government and more freedom for business corporations. There is realisation now that business corporations set up to make profits […]

Read More →
People on Twitter are furious at this startup that aims to replace mom-and-pop stores with vending machines

A new startup launched by two former Google employees aims to replace the corner store – but city dwellers on Twitter don’t seem too happy about that. Called Bodega , after New Yorkers’ preferred term for the local convenience store, the idea behind the startup is to place interactive pantry boxes full of non-perishable goods in convenient spots, […]

Read More →