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Healthy Habits for a Healthy Heart: Dr Prasanna Simha

Bengaluru: Dr Prasanna Simha, veteran cardiologist, Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular and Research (SJICR) strongly advocates healthy habits for maintaining a healthy heart. Junk food: In a candid telephone conversation, Dr Prasanna Simha dwelt in detail on the multiple factors solely responsible for heart ailments surging Northwards. He asserted-"The common premature diabetes related to obesity is due to consumption of junk food-related habits plays a major role in the increasing numbers of heart ailments. Not maintaining proper weight, no control over central obesity (bulky tummy), lack of regular exercise, over-eating, and bad habits are paving the way for cardiac-related woes... ...Japanese way of eating: It may be appropriate here to quote the Japanese way of eating. By and large, you don't find obese people in Japan. You also find villages of centurions and that has been made possible

Some Details About Preventive Heart Health

Preventive heart health involves taking steps to maintain a healthy heart and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Here are some details about preventive heart health: Risk Factors: 1. Age (45+ for men, 55+ for women) 2. Gender (men are at greater risk, but women are at risk after menopause) 3. Family history 4. Smoking 5. High blood pressure 6. High cholesterol 7. Diabetes 8. Obesity 9. Lack of exercise 10. Unhealthy diet Prevention Strategies: 1. Healthy Diet: Eat a heart-healthy diet low in saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and added sugars. Focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. 2. Regular Exercise: Engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise, or a combination of both each week. 3. Maintain a Healthy Weight: If you're overweight or obese, losing weight can help lower your risk of heart disease. 4. Don't Smoke: Smoking is a significant risk factor fo

Today's Words: Interdigitate, Dumbledore and Eyewinker

  Interdigitate (in-ter-dij-i-teyt) Verb to interlock, as or like the fingers of both hands. More about Interdigitate First recorded in English between 1840–50. Formed from the Latin inter-, “between, among” +digitate, “like a digit or finger.” Examples of Interdigitate The roots of the two plants interdigitate, forming a strong and interconnected network. The gears in the clock interdigitate perfectly, ensuring accurate timekeeping.  Dumbledore (duhm-buhl-dawr) Noun bumblebee More about Dumbledore First recorded in English between 1785 and 90. From dumble-, an imitative, combining form (like bumble-, humble-, drumble-) + dore, a variant spelling of dor1, “a buzzing insect.” Examples of Dumbledore The dumbledore buzzed happily among the flowers, collecting nectar. As spring arrived, the garden came alive with the hum of dumbledores. Eyewinker (ahy-wing-ker) noun anything that enters or irritates the eye and causes blinking. More about Eyewinker First recorded between 1800–10. Formed fr

Understanding Alcohol-Induced Diseases: A Guide for the General Public

Understanding Alcohol-Induced Diseases: A Guide for the General Public John, a 45-year-old father of two, always enjoyed a few drinks after work. It seemed harmless until he started feeling fatigued, experiencing abdominal pain, and turning yellow. Rushed to the hospital, John was diagnosed with severe liver disease caused by years of heavy drinking. Shocked and scared, he wished he had known the risks earlier. This article aims to educate everyone on alcohol-induced diseases, to prevent more stories like John’s. 1. What are alcohol-induced diseases? Alcohol-induced diseases are health conditions that develop as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. These conditions can affect various organs and systems in the body, leading to severe health complications and even death if not addressed in time. 2. How does alcohol affect the liver? The liver is crucial for metabolizing alcohol, but it can only process a certain amount at a time. Excessive alcohol intake overwhelms the liver, cau

Common Health Problems, and Precautions

Here are some common health problems, and precautions: 1. Skin Cancer: - Precautions: Wear sunscreen (SPF 30+), protective clothing, and seek shade. 2. Heart Disease: - Precautions: Maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and monitor blood pressure and cholesterol levels. 3. Diabetes: - Precautions: Manage blood sugar levels, maintain a balanced diet, and engage in regular physical activity. 4. Mental Health: - Precautions: Practice stress management techniques, seek professional help when needed, and maintain social connections. 5. Respiratory Issues (Asthma, COPD): - Precautions: Avoid triggers like smoke and pollution, use inhalers as prescribed, and practice good hygiene. 6. Nutritional Deficiencies: - Precautions: Maintain a balanced diet, take supplements if necessary, and consult a healthcare professional. 7. Infectious Diseases (Flu, COVID-19): - Precautions: Practice good hygiene, get vaccinated, and follow public health guidelines. 8. Musculos

Obesity Is Now Linked To 32 Types Of Cancer

Obesity is now linked to 32 types of cancer and might be fuelling 40% of cases, shock study warns via Even if you are 10% overweight, you are at risk of developing cancer. Burn off your fat and become slim and trim. It is easy.   Message me privately if interested. New study finds common condiment may increase your risk of stomach cancer by 40% via Avoid salt... can lead to stomach cancer You can take one multivitamin regularly to supplement what you're not getting in the diet... Tab supradyn one morning daily. For ten days every month. Women who bear the brunt of physical labour at home must have adequate calcium and strong bones.  Tab Shelcal is available once daily for ten days of the month. Every Month Whatever your problems in life, maintain a happy mind. Extreme distress can harm the skin and result one year later, in psoriasis. Practice one minute of extreme happiness dail

Today's Words: Ebullient, Cogent and Buttinsky

 Ebullient  (ih-buhl-yuhnt, ih-bool-) Adjective overflowing with fervour, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited. More about Ebullient Ebullient was first recorded in English between 1590–1600. It comes from a Latin word meaning “boiling up.” Examples of Ebullient When the final whistle blew, the stadium erupted into ebullient cheers and applause. Her ebullient personality always brightened the room. The candidate’s ebullient speech energized the crowd during the campaign rally. Cogent (koh-juhnt) Adjective to the point; relevant; pertinent More about Cogent It was first recorded in English in 1650–60. It comes from a Latin word meaning “to drive together, collect, compel.” Examples of Cogent The professor presented a cogent argument, backed by extensive research and compelling evidence. I found her reasoning quite cogent and eventually conceded to her point of view. The CEO’s cogent explanation of the company’s strategy reassured investors and bolstered their confidence. Buttinsky (

V5 Group Show of Sculptures & Paintings in Jehangir Art Gallery

Mumbai: Five artists from Karnataka, Venkatachalapathi, Madhu Desai, Gayatri Desai, Venugopala. H. S and Dr Sridhar Murthy A have come together under the banner of V5 Group Show of Sculptures & Paintings to showcase their works at the reputed Jehangir Art Gallery here from tomorrow, Tuesday 04 June to 10 June. Here is a self-introduction of the participating artists along with their journey so far and accomplishments. Venkatachalapathi Venkatachalapathi“An organic seed, an indication of life, growth, love, and intimacy, has been a rudimentary motif for my muse, reflection and expression,” the artist cites. A constant engagement and dialogue with nature and the surroundings since childhood, has induced him to unleash his creativity that comes out richly into visceral abstraction through his works. A series, Harmony and Growth, conceived on these lines for the last two decades, is notably simplified and stylized, with a blend of conventional and contemporary sensibilities. These symb

Today's Words: Backronym, Ennoble and Bagatelle

Backronym (bak-ruh-nim) Noun an existing word turned into an acronym by creating an apt phrase whose initial letters match the word, to help remember it or offer a theory of its origin. More about Backronym First recorded in 1980–85. Formed from the word back “toward the rear” and (ac)ronym, “a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase and pronounced as a separate word.” Examples of Backronym Some people believe the word newsstands for “notable events, weather, and sports,” but that’s not accurate; it’s a backronym. My neighbour insists that SOS means “Save Our Ship” and wouldn’t believe that people made up that backronym years after SOS was first used. Ennoble (en-noh-buhl) Verb to elevate in degree, excellence, or respect; dignify. More about Ennoble First recorded around 1425–75. Comes from the late Middle English word ennobelen from the Old French ennoblir. The related word noble, “distinguished,” comes from the Latin adjective (g)nōbilis “n

Triphal Diversity Show Concludes With Grand Success

Bengaluru: The three-day event Triphal(Mango, Jackfruit and Banana) Diversity Show 2024 held at ICAR-IIHR, Hesaraghatta witnessed a footfall of over 10,000 fruit lovers physically, whereas over 20,000 enthusiasts enjoyed it through social media and reached a lakh of interested people over print and electronic media.  On the event's final day, a valedictory programme was held in the institute's Dr G S Randhawa auditorium. Prizes were distributed to the winners of quiz competitions (Students) and recipe preparation competitions alongside the distribution of certificates to the saviours of the rich biodiversity of these three important fruit crop varieties.  After the distribution of prizes and certificates chief guest G Narayanaswamy, Ex Principal Chief commissioner of Central taxes, Bangalore division applauded the efforts of organizers in conducting such useful shows and also congratulated the whole agricultural research community for making the country self-sufficient in food

Triphal Diversity Fair- 2024 ICAR Competitions Results

Triphal Diversity Fair- 2024 ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru Competitions Results Inter-School quiz competition Number of Schools participated: 08 Position School Name Team members  First Place National Public School, Chikkabanavara 1. Bharath VS 2. Kiran SL 3. Adrushta Kadadi 4. Punyashree PA  Second Place BGS United School, Thotagere 1. Rachana Sri 2. Meghana CK 3. Durgashree G 4. Lochan Kumar N  Third Place St. Anne’s Primary & High School, Hesaraghatta 1. Poorvika HR 2. Yuktha M 3. Jayanth P Gowda 4. Vineeth Franklin Innovative Fruit Recipe Competition: Number of recipes presented: 20 Judging panel: Dr RH Laxman, Dr KS Shivashankara and Dr K Himabindu MANGO  First Place Mrs Janaki V (Mango Khatta)  Second Place Mrs Latha (Mango Obattu)  Third Place Mrs Madhushree (Mango Rasmalai)  JACKFRUIT First Place Mrs Pooja (Jackseed Laddoo)  Second Place Mrs Preethi P (Overripe jackfruit powder derived milkshake)  Third Place Mrs Abhilasha CN (Jackfruit samosa

ICAR-IIHR's Innovative Fruit Recipe Competition

Bengaluru: As part of the three-day Triphal Diversity show-2024 at ICAR-IIHR, the institute organised an Innovative fruit recipe competition.  The institute has invited public participants to showcase the innovative recipes made using the theme fruits (Mango-Jackfruit-Banana).  Around 20 people registered for this event and showcased different kinds of innovative recipes prepared by them.  The recipes were judged by a qualified panel consisting of senior experts who judged the recipes based on diversified criteria such as visual appearance, taste, texture, innovation, use of theme ingredient, display/ plating, garnish and oral presentation.  Among Mango recipes Mrs Janaki has bagged first place for preparing raw mango khatta, Ms Pooja R has bagged 1st place for Jackfruit recipe (Jack seed laddu) and Shri. Vinod S. has bagged 1st place for the Banana recipe- Banana Payasam.  The competition winners shall be awarded during the valedictory program to be held on the event's last day (