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In a competitive world, where everyone wants to be one step ahead from others, we are getting best from our abilities to be on top. But on the other hand, one of the worst results of this competitive world comes in form of ‘Depression’…. If you are a student, you would have worries regarding your examination that how to be on top. If you are parents, you would have worries regarding your child’s future. If you are an employee I a multinational organization, you would be worried that how to get promotion or increment in salary.
These all sort of depressions are directly related to our thinking, we get depressed when we have fear about something, like fear to be fail in exams or fear to be terminated from service. Always remember that depression is not the solution of any problem rather it invites other problems as well. Its not a disease but it causes 99% of diseases that we see around us, specially problem regarding blood pressure, heart diseases etc..
One of the biggest reasons of depression is that we don’t have trust on faith. Always remember that the powers of a human being are limited. So you just think about those things which are in your hand, try your best and leave rest of the matter on God.
There is no doctor in this world that can get you out from depression but the depressed man itself. Always think positive, try to be happy and strive your best to achieve your goals. Its all the mind game, don’t put your mind under so much pressure that you would not be able to do what you could do with a chilled mind. So just get rid of depression and worries and enjoy the colors of life.In a competitive world, where everyone wants to be one step ahead from others, we are... more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials issued a warning against the off-label use of the drug called terbutaline often given to pregnant women to prevent recurrent premature labor.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials issued a warning against the... more
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One in five heart defibrillators may be implanted for questionable reasons without solid evidence that the devices will help, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis...
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Air pollution: The silent killer
Air pollution: Silent killer in the city
By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
November 16, 2010 8:53 a.m. EST
How to protect yourself from polluted air
* Air pollution can raise the risk of lung and heart problems, Dr. Gupta says
* Urban pollution kills more than a million people annually, according to U.N. figures
* Cities around the world are trying out solutions to tackle the problem
Kobe, Japan (CNN) -- For the last several days, I have been in beautiful Kobe, Japan, reporting about the World Health Organization forum on urbanization and health.
Given that more than half the world's population now lives in cities, with the number expected to increase significantly, the implications on individual health are becoming pretty clear. A lot of the discussion here has been specifically on the quality of the air we breathe, and the news has not been great.
For starters, an Environmental Protection Agency report found the air in many cities is simply too dirty to breathe. Think about that: as things stand now, toxic pollution has become a particular disease of the world's urbanites, affecting more than a billion of its citizens.
And, if you look more closely at the impact of pollution, you see more than half the burden on human health is on people in developing countries already crippled with poverty and few resources.
As things stand now, toxic pollution has become a particular disease of the world's urbanites.
--Dr. Sanjay Gupta
For example, here in Kobe, there is an obvious marriage between the industrial sector filled with at least 15 large factories, and residential areas close by. Walking around the city, you quickly see the consequences of explosive urban growth. The combination of factory emissions with exhaust from trucks, buses and automobiles is proving toxic to human health.
Today, urban pollution kills a million people a year, according to the United Nations. And, conventional wisdom was that it took a long time to develop health problems associated with pollution, but it is simply not the case. A study published in 2007 found that on days when pollution is high, cities see spikes in emergency room visits over the next 24 hours. Just one day.
If you live in a city, chances are you might not even notice just how polluted the air has become. Turns out that within four days of breathing the dirty air in, your body sort of becomes accustomed to it, despite the fact that your airways becomes more inflamed and restricted, and your risk of lung and heart problems start to rise.
The good news is that fixes are being tested in many cities around the world. In Shanghai, coal-free downtown areas have been established, which has already resulted in lower particulate matter. In New York City, there is a ban on idling trucks and buses. And in Bogota, transport management policies have led to increased use of mass transit.
Having spent time in many major cities on every continent in the world, it is safe to say "urbanization" is here to stay. As individuals and as societies, however, it is up to us to try to make the beautiful city we live in a safer and healthier one.Air pollution: The silent killer
Air pollution: Silent killer in the city
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By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN
February 18, 2010 5:24 p.m. EST
(CNN) -- When Eugenie Smith's hands started tingling, she figured her biking gloves needed more padding. When she felt out of breath after a short walk on a treadmill, she assumed it was pneumonia. When her chest hurt, Smith chalked it up to indigestion.
She was wrong, wrong, wrong.
Smith was actually having a heart attack, and needed three stents. She was 46 at the time, and in otherwise perfect health.
While it may sound odd to miss the signs of something as monumental as a heart attack, cardiologists say they see it quite often.
It happens "ALL THE TIME!!!" Dr. Kenneth Rosenfield, an interventional cardiologist, wrote in an e-mail. "Every week. Seriously."
Rosenfield says a "Hollywood heart attack" -- the kind where you collapse to the ground clutching your chest -- is the exception, not the rule. "We need to do a better job of letting people know what are all of the types of symptoms that can indicate a heart attack," he says.
Smith couldn't agree more. Looking back at her heart attack eight years ago, she now sees she had symptoms for six months and missed them. "My message to everyone is simple: If your symptoms are frequent do not hesitate. Have them checked before it is too late," she says.
Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized last week and received two stents after he experienced brief periods of discomfort over several days. Clinton, who'd undergone bypass surgery in 2004, said he began feeling tired around Christmas. "I didn't really notice it until about four days ago when I felt a little bit of pain in my chest, and I thought I had to check it out," he said.
Video: Heart attack warning signs
The signs that you're having a heart attack -- or that your arteries are so clogged up you're about to have one -- vary from person to person. You can listen to heart attack patients describe what it felt like to them, and the American Heart Association, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and the Mayo Clinic have lists of heart attack symptoms and warning signs.
Here's a list of some of the more common signs:
1. Chest discomfort
While not everyone feels it, chest pain or discomfort is still the most common sign of a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association.
The pain isn't necessarily overwhelming. "It was a relatively mild pain that I kept expecting to go away, but it never did," says Duane Marcus, 56, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, who had a heart attack two weeks ago.
Rolanda Perkins, who had a heart attack just over four years ago at age 39, says at first she ignored her chest pain because she thought it was indigestion. "I figured I could go to the doctor in the morning, but morning came for me at about 3:30 [a.m.] when the pain got worse and I had a shortness of breath," she remembers. "I knew that something was wrong."
In recent years Perkins, who lives in Tennessee, has completed two half-marathons. Now she tells people to listen to their bodies. "My body was speaking to me, and I was not listening," she says.
2. Discomfort in other parts of the upper body
Rob, an Atlanta businessman who asked that his last name not be used, said pressure behind his ears while working out on the stair-stepper was the first sign that something wasn't right.
He was 50 and on vacation at the time, and he didn't think much of it. But when he got back home he also started to experience a bit of tightness in his chest while exercising.
It seemed so strange that he walked into a cardiologist's office without an appointment and insisted on seeing the doctor. He had bypass surgery the next day.
Rosenfield, head of vascular medicine and intervention at the Massachusetts General Hospital, says pain in a variety of places can indicate a heart attack.
More on heart issues at Matters of the Heart
"I often tell my patients that they should be mindful of any symptom from the waist up which seems different or unusual," he says, including "heaviness, pressure, squeezing, aching, or discomfort in the chest, back, neck, shoulders, or arms, wrists, elbows, between the shoulder blades, aching in the jaw, throat, or even gums or earlobes."
Of course, discomfort in any of those areas could mean myriad other problems and not a heart attack at all.
So how do you know the difference?
Rosenfield says pay particularly close attention if you have a personal or family history of heart disease or risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Other reasons to be on guard is if the symptoms are particularly intense, happen for no apparent reason, if they get worse with exercise, if they don't go away, or if they go away and come back.
3. Gastrointestinal problems
When Dr. Malissa Wood's father complained about stomach pain and nausea, she paid close attention because he said it felt different from ulcer problems he'd had in the past, and because he had a history of high blood pressure and vascular disease.
Wood, a cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, made sure her father received quick attention, and it turned out his right coronary artery was 92 percent blocked, requiring stents and bypass surgery.
4. Flulike symptoms
Dr. Robert Superko says he's seen it many times: A patient's routine EKG will show signs of an old heart attack, but when he asks whether the patient has had a heart attack the person says no, adding, "But, oh yeah, doc, last year I had a really bad flu."
Superko, a cardiologist and author of the book "Before the Heart Attacks," says significant fatigue, feeling exhausted for several days, gastrointestinal problems (see above) and a general feeling of not being well can be signs of a heart attack or heart problems -- and they're easy to miss. "You can see how people could just write it off as the flu," he says.
5. Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath can be a sign of a heart attack even if you don't have any chest pain or discomfort.
CNN's Sabriya Rice contributed to this report.
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Men with diabetes who are having trouble keeping an erection could be at increased risk of serious heart problems, suggests a study.
Those with erectile dysfunction were twice as likely as other men with diabetes to develop heart disease.
The root cause of both can be blood vessel damage caused by high blood sugar levels, the Chinese University of Hong Kong said.
Experts said men with erectile dysfunction should see their doctor.
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology reported that researchers wanted to see if erectile dysfunction could be a reliable independent warning signal for doctors that further problems were on the way.
Previous research has suggested that the arrival of the sexual problem generally precedes the development of heart symptoms in type II diabetic men by approximately three years, and the study tested this link in more detail. Men with diabetes who are having trouble keeping an erection could be at increased... more