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Killer Fats!

killer trans fat The recent IPL finals saw a group of friends yelling their lungs out supporting their team and at the same time gorging on fried, oily and greasy junk food. But all that yelling and gorging on junk food could not save their team from losing! However these youngsters also lost something that day – a small percentage of their health.   How? . . .

Symptoms you shouldn’t ignore when it comes to your heart!

heartFormer U.S. president Bill Clinton recently underwent surgery for a heart procedure. The 63 year old, was admitted to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital for the placement of two stents in a coronary artery! While the news came as a shock to the world, it was a routine procedure for the doctors at the hospital, as Clinton had earlier undergone a . . .

Mission to Save Lives or Sell More Drugs? : Forbes India

Just yesterday, we were discussing Cholestrol levels in Medimanage Video Library Sessions. We discussed the thresholds, the causes, treatments  - the basics. The discussion reminded me of this article below from Forbes India, which touches upon, the umpteen number of instances, when Pharma companies lure Doctors to prescribe drugs, which may actually not necessary in the ideal sense. Article reproduced "as is" below:   by Pravin Palande, Neelima Mahajan-Bansal, Shishir Prasad | Sep 14, 2009 | Original Article When Radhika Nayyar, 47, at last agreed to take drugs to lower her cholesterol level, her cardiologist felt he had scored a mini victory. For months, the good doctor had tried to persuade her to go on a dosage of statins but she stoutly refused to do so. As the world’s largest selling drugs, statins have convinced millions of their power to reduce cholesterol and thereby the risk of heart attacks, but Nayyar is one of those other millions who believe them to be at best pills of dubious credibility and at worst, a tool of corporate conspiracy against humanity.“Last time you ignored my prescription,” her doctor, a cardiologist, would say. “But one more time I’m requesting you to go on statins,” he would add painstakingly. But Nayyar would resist: “I am not classified as a heart patient. So why should I take drugs?” Just yesterday, we were discussing Cholestrol levels in Medimanage Video Library Sessions. We discussed the thresholds, the causes, treatments  - the basics. The discussion reminded me of this article below from Forbes India, which touches upon, the umpteen number of instances, when Pharma companies lure Doctors to prescribe drugs, which may actually not necessary in the ideal sense. Article reproduced . . .

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