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WHO-ILO Study: Long working hours increases deaths from heart disease and stroke

A study conducted by the World Health Organisation and the International Labour Organisation recently found that the long working hours kills hundreds of people every year. Key findings of the study Around 745,00 people died of stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016. This is 29% higher than that of 2000. Around 347,000 people died ..

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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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“Ghar Ghar Nigrani”: Mobile Application launched by Punjab Government

On June 12, 2020, the Punjab Government has launched “Ghar Ghar Nigrani” mobile application to undertake house to house surveillance to eliminate COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The mobile application was launched by the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The application is to be used as a tool for early detection and testing of COVID-19 and prevent ..

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Scientists develop injectable tissue bandage to repair hearts

Scientists from the University of Toronto, Canada have developed an injectable tissue bandage dubbed as AngioChip, smaller than a postage stamp that can repair damaged hearts. The AngioChip is a tiny patch of heart tissue with its own blood vessels and heart cells beating with a regular rhythm. It is made out of the biocompatible, ..

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RAHAT medical project launched in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated a medical project Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme (RAHAT) to provide people timely treatment during heart attacks in remote and rural areas. She also flagged off RAHAT ambulance fitted with equipment and trained paramedical staff required for treatment of heart disease. With this, Rajasthan became the second state in ..

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