General Health News 2022

21st May 2022.
According to a study recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, exposure to higher levels of atmospheric air pollution is associated with significantly worse outcomes after a Covid 19 infection. The authors looked at the association between long-term exposure to PM2.5, NO2 and O3 and their association to indicators of COVID-19 severity including hospital admission, intensive care unit admission, and death, using a large study group of people (1,51,105 patients) with COVID 19 infection in Canada, in 2020 before drawing this conclusion.


14th May 2022.
An significant finding with ominous implications in a recently published article in the Lancet (Respiratory Medicine), authors of the study found that 50% patients hospitalized with COVID 19 (irrespective of the severity), had atleast 1 symptom that was very suggestive of long COVID upto 2 years after the initial illness. COVID 19 needs to be taken seriously as more and more research points to the widespread prevalence of long COVID in the community.

7th May 2022.
A mediterranean diet is well known to have cardio protective effects. According to recent research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, it could have beneficial effects during pregnancy as well especially in lowering the risks of pre-ecclampsia. Read more.

21st April 2022.
Obesity and late menopause (>>55 years) are 2 potent risk factors for the development of heart failure in the future according to a study recently published study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

14th April 2022
Early menopause (<40 years) is associated with a 35% increase in the chances of dementia later in life according to a recently published study in the journal ”Circulation” which followed 1,53,291 women over 11 years to draw this conclusion. Read more.

7th April 2022.
Human beings are essentially social animals. Social deprivation has deleterious effects on the brain according to this recent study published in the journal “Neurology”. Social networks become more and more important as aging happens.

28th March 2022


21st March 2022


14th March 2022


7th March 2022


28th February 2022


21st February 2022


14th February 2022


7th February 2022


28th January 2022


21st January 2022


14th January 2022


7th January 2022


1st January 2022
Standard of care for glycemic control by the American Diabetic Association has been recently updated. Metformin that was the first line of treatment for type 2 Diabetes has been replaced by SGLT2 inhibitors (like Empagliflozin, Dapagliflozin) and GLP 1 agonists (like Exenatide, Semaglutide). Insulin continues to be the first line drug for type 1 Diabetes.

Scroll to Top