Cardiovascular disease Current Affairs, GK & News

Lancet: Life Expectancy in India increases to 70.8 years

The recently published Lancet medical report says that the life expectancy of India has increased since 1990. Key findings of the report The life expectancy of India has increased from 59.6 years in 1992 to 70.8 years in 2019. Kerala has the highest life expectancy. In Kerala life expectancy has increased to 77.3 years. The ..

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September 29: World Heart Day

Every year, the World Heart Day is observed on September 29. The day is observed to create awareness about cardio vascular diseases. It was initiated by World Heart Foundation. Highlights The day is important as cardio vascular diseases are the leading cause of death that claims 17.9 million lives a year. Also, the day is ..

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Cardiovascular Disease can be a Result of Childhood Abuse: UK Study

As per a study published in the Journal Heart, it has been observed that adults who are exposed to maltreatment in their childhood are very much prone to contracting Cardio-Vascular Disease (CVD) in their adulthood. Also, women are more likely to be exposed to this threat more than men if they had disturbed childhood. Highlights ..

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2018 World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

The World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year on May 31 to highlight health and other risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The 2018 focus is “Tobacco and Heart Disease” to emphasize impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people across the globe. The ..

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launches India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI)

The India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) has been launched by Preeti Sudan (Secretary of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)) and Dr. Soumya Swaminathan (Director of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)) in New Delhi on November 28, 2017. The purpose of IHMI is to reduce disability and death related to Cardio-Vascular Disease ..

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