Hospitals around world, India record decrease in patients with heart ailments

first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Comment Data analysis from records of Metro Hospital, Heart Institute, Noida, number of heart patients coming for treatment in quarter of January-March 2020 came down by 40 per cent in quarter of April-June 2020 when Coronavirus scare has been at peakHospitals around the world including India have recorded an approximately 50 per cent decrease in patients with acute heart attacks. Cardiologists have a varied opinion on this scenario, while some attribute pollution-free and stress-free lifestyles during the lockdown as the reason for less number of reported heart attacks, others have opinionated that it may have been caused due to their inability to reach hospitals for treatment because of movement restrictions.A similar trend is seen from the last two quarters data analysis from the records of Metro Hospital and Heart Institute, Noida where from the number of heart patients coming for treatment in the quarter of January-March 2020 has come down by 40 per cent in the quarter of April-June 2020 when the Coronavirus scare has been at the peak. Similarly, from the last year quarter of April-June 2019, a similar trend of drop in percentage of almost 40-45 per cent patients of heart treatment is seen when compared to this year in this quarter when generally a lot of more elective cardiac procedures are planned by the patients.“While patients being admitted to hospital emergency units with an acute heart attack have decreased, there is a marked increase in deaths from cardiac arrest at home. This can be probably due to the postponement and delay in seeking medical attention. Therefore, it is important to emphasise that heart patients must not ignore any symptoms and / or delay medical attention as it will further deteriorate their health”, advises Dr Purshotam Lal, Founder & Chairman, Metro Group of Hospitals.Dr Lal further added, “What needs to be brought to the people’s attention is that COVID-19 also affects the heart in many ways and having observed this several national medical organisations including ICMR have formulated and issued the treatment protocols to manage cardiac cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.’’It is now evident that patients with pre-existing heart diseases, previous heart attacks, or low-pumping efficiency of the heart (heart failure) are at a greater risk of developing serious COVID-19 infection. Those above 60 years with hypertension or diabetes have a five times greater risk of dying from it. On the other hand, even a mild Coronavirus infection can lead to the worsening of previously stable heart disease, which may require urgent medical care. Therefore, heart patients must protect themselves and should not be afraid to seek medical attention.“People with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes were hospitalised six times as often as otherwise healthy individuals infected with the novel Coronavirus during the first four months of the pandemic, and they died 12 times as often, according to a federal health report.New observations show that the virus can affect the heart in previously healthy individuals also. The virus can cause severe inflammatory responses in the body that affect the arteries and also causes an increased tendency for clotting. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes, and people of younger age groups may not be immune to that”, asserts Dr Sameer Gupta, Director- Interventional Cardiology, Metro Hospital & Heart Institute.The virus can also directly infect the heart muscle, causing myocarditis, which can be confused with a heart attack. This condition can lead to decreased pumping efficiency of the heart, acute heart failure, shock, heart rate, and arrhythmia and in rare instances, sudden death. This heart muscle injury is seen in 20-30 per cent of COVID-19 patients hospitalised with breathing problems and contributes to 50 per cent of the deaths. Such serious patients require advanced in-hospital supportive care. Therefore, we are emphasising again and again that in any case, these patients should reach out to the hospitals for urgent care.No heart patient should delay or postpone any treatment due to undue fears over COVID-19 if the need arises. Heart patients should realise that timely treatment can save their lives. Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By EH News Bureau on June 24, 2020 Read Article Share Hospitals around world, India record decrease in patients with heart ailments Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals News COVID-19 pandemicCVDheart attackHeart Institute Noidaheart patientslockdownMetro Hospital Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

CSJP Gives Inner-City Youth Second Chance at Life

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail “I was the devil,” Nicholas Miller says, eliciting gasps from the crowd, as he gives a poignant synopsis of his past as a ‘corner boy’ in an inner-city community in Kingston.The hushed, attentive audience, gathered at the Fletchers Land community centre in Kingston, is enthralled, as Nicholas describes the “the dark place” he was in, committing crimes and creating mayhem.But today, the slight-framed youth professes to be a new man. “I found God.God mek me find CSJP (Community Security and Justice Programme). It changed me from a corner boy to somebody who everybody look up to,” he says.“I have a job now, at Charlie Smith High,” he tells residents, representatives of the CSJP, and other stakeholders, who attended the recent launch of the Real Man Things ‘Pon Di Corner’ programme at the community centre.“I have two kids with my baby-mother, and I am taking care of my responsibility, taking care of everything. The dark place is where I was, but mi deh inna CJSP now.mi have a lot of goals.a lot of goals,” Nicholas says to thunderous applause.Nicholas is just one example of an inner-city youth, who has experienced a “rebirth” and has been saved from a life of crime through the CJSP, and will be participating in the Real Man initiative.Utilising the popular ‘Real Man Things’ radio show, aired on Power 106 FM, as well as interactive sessions and workshops on inner-city streets, the initiative will serve to motivate young men and turn them way from a life of crime.Nicholas, a resident of Trench Town, is a member of a group of young men dubbed: ‘Men With A Message’ who, under the programme, will be trained and deployed as role models to corners, schools, clubs and sports teams to communicate the message of change to other young men contemplating a life of crime, who are vulnerable to recruitment, or who are living a life of crime.Christopher Hall is another shining testimony of how CJSP has helped to improve the quality of life of inner-city youth and give them a second chance at making meaningful contribution to family, community and country, even when things seem hopeless.Having been through a revolving door of facilities for delinquent children and imprisoned over 20 times, Christopher is now a changed man. “(I’ve) been out pon the road from (I was) nine years old.that’s about come out of school from about 11 years old…that a primary nuh know secondary school, a straight approved school and prison.I have so many names,” he relates.“But yuh see, at the end of the day, all a dat behind mi.right now, is change mi a talk bout, fi the other youth them in my community,” he says.Christopher uses the opportunity to extend his gratitude to the CJSP and its staff, for having worked with him, despite his challenging personality.“Them people deh cope wid mi foolishness, mi attitude, those type of the end of the day, mi mek a step, .with the hope and the Real Man changes, mi nah guh stop,” is his impassioned assurance.The father of five says it takes hard work and dedication to fully overcome his challenges, but he is determined to endure. He has been giving back to his community, working with students at Kingston High School, and has assisted a number of inner city youth, convincing them to give up, or shun a life of crime.“Me see more than a dozen youth straighten up back and say that road is not good (for them).they say self praise is no recommendation, but mi ago praise myself at this moment,” he remarks.Christopher commends the nine other participants in the Pon Di Corner initiative, the CSJP, and all collaborating entities for coming on board and providing the necessary resources. “Remember, my days in prison and now is two different tings.prison harder now.Jamaica nice, our greatest enemy is the see from we can function and keep wi mind pon a level, everything nice,” he says emphatically.Host of Real Man Things, motivational speaker, and life coach, Kevin Wallen, is passionate about the need for change.“Every time I walk into a prison and me see mi bothers and burn me.the first time I walked into Spanish Town prison and I saw three floors of able- bodied young men that were unable to do anything but wake up, fight, eat some food.when I saw that, it burn my heart.that cannot happen anymore. We have to stop it,” he implores.He says the programme will emphasise that “even though you’re born in a space where you’re surrounded by zinc fence, you don’t have the excuse fi kill people and tek whey dem own”.“Real Man Things mean that even though you born in a space where sometimes you’re hungry, and you can’t find the first dollar to buy something, it still doesn’t give you the right to hurt somebody else for their own that they work for,” he adds, noting that “real men” must take responsibility for their children and their families.Mr. Wallen says it is critical that at-risk youth hear the real examples of those, who have survived the struggles of the inner-city life and escaped the allure of crime, which is why the ‘Men with a Message,’ are so important.Real Man Things’ Pon Di Corner’ will begin airing on Power 106 FM at the end of this month. It will be instrumental in spreading the message of the CSJP, and the opportunities for engagement among communities and groups.Meanwhile, Programme Manager for the CSJP, Simeon Robinson, explains that through ‘Men with a Message’ as the main conduits, the CSJP and its partners, Churches Cooperative Credit Union (CCCU), and Communications and Business Solutions, as well as other private and public sector entities, will promote opportunities for change, through the provision of jobs, training, and internships for qualified inner-city youth.The CSJP, a programme of the Ministry of National Security, is in its second phase of funding from the Inter-American Development Bank, which will run until December 2013. Its main objectives are to prevent and reduce crime and violence, and to strengthen crime management capabilities through community action, and institutional strengthening of the Ministry level.The community action plank will see 28 communities in Kingston, St. Andrew,St. James and Westmoreland receiving extensive services designed to reduce various types of violence. It also includes activities to promote safe neighbourhoods and build multipurpose facilities for delivery of crime prevention services and to establish Community Justice Tribunals. RelatedCSJP Gives Inner-City Youth Second Chance at Life Advertisements RelatedCSJP Gives Inner-City Youth Second Chance at Lifecenter_img RelatedCSJP Gives Inner-City Youth Second Chance at Life CSJP Gives Inner-City Youth Second Chance at Life Office of the Prime MinisterAugust 13, 2010last_img read more

Women’s hoops recover on homestand

first_imgAfter a tough loss to Providence by 12 points and another to Boston University by 19, there was one thing the defending Ivy League co-champion Crimson needed: a home game. Nothing proved that more than the way the 4-4 Harvard women’s basketball team bounced back from consecutive losses with consecutive wins to advance to 6-4. As the Crimson edged the Vermont Catamounts 69-67 and trounced the Maine Black Bears 73-50 — pardon the cliché — the team proved that there’s no place like home.In the Dec. 11 win against Vermont, the Crimson and the Catamounts went down to the wire, with Vermont missing the game winner with just three seconds left on the clock. As both teams battled to pull ahead, the game saw 10 lead changes throughout the evening.The Crimson, who led by as many as eight points with less than five minutes to go in the first half, saw their lead evaporate due to lack of rebounding, ugly turnovers, and cold shooting, forcing Harvard into the locker room trailing 34-35.In the first half, Harvard missed all five shots taken from behind the three-point line. But a flexible Crimson team overcame their outside shooting woes in the second half, playing with fiery aggression around the basket (seeming to draw a foul on every possession). The Crimson — which took 25 free throws in the second half — scored 20 of their 36 second-half points from the line.Freshman standout Brogan Berry led all scorers with a career-high 18 points and went 12-for-13 from the free-throw line. Katie Rollins ’09 was also impressive, adding 17 points and shooting six for seven from the floor.In the Dec. 14 contest against Maine, Harvard came out firing. After shooting one-for-six from the three-point line against Vermont, the Crimson shot the ball with confidence against Maine, knocking down eight 3-pointers on 47 percent shooting. Harvard also shot 50 percent from the floor in the game.The first 10 minutes of the game was like a battle of the elements, fire against ice. Maine shot just 26 percent compared with the Crimson’s 71 percent.Falling behind by as much as 18 in the first half, a frustrated Maine team appeared overwhelmed and overmatched by the Crimson. Yet when a 10-2 run by the Bears cut Harvard’s lead to 10, the Crimson increased their level of intensity, ending the half with a 41-26 lead.After halftime the Crimson didn’t look back, as they outscored Maine 32-24. Emma Markley ’11, who went nine-for-16 from the floor on the afternoon, finished the game with 19 points, 14 rebounds, and three blocks. On Dec. 15, Markley was named Ivy Player of the Week for the second time this season. Also honored by the Ivy League was Berry, who was named Ivy Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week, and the third time this season.Senior guard Emily Tay — who in the second half began to score at will — finished the day six-for-nine with 14 points, a season-high nine assists, and just one turnover in the game. She also became the 13th Crimson player to score 1,000 career points. Tay is now 13 points away from Beth Wambach ’91, who is 12th place on the all-time scoring list.The Crimson play three more nonconference matchups — against Siena (Dec. 19), Southern California (Dec. 20), and Northeastern (Dec. 31) — before they open up conference play at home on Jan. 10 against Dartmouth.last_img read more

Masonry as good as wood

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Heavy Lift Awards 2020 shortlist revealed

first_imgAirfreight Solution of the Year, sponsored by SarensAir Canada CargoBlue Water ShippingChapman FreeborndeugroJeena and Company Project of the Year, sponsored by Fesco ProjectsCanadian Arctic Mining Project – deugroDorogobuzh Project – RTLFormosa I wind farm – MammoetSoderstrom Railway Bridge, Getingmidjan – SarensThe Demolition of Morandi Bridge, Italy – FagioliTransport of 42 bridge elements for the Hising Bridge in Gothenburg – Tschudi Logistics GroupVEAS Liquid Bio-gas Storage Tank (“Take That Hill”) – Logistics Plus Shipping Line of the Year, sponsored by Trans Global Projects Group (TGP)AAL ShippingCMA CGMFESCOSAL Heavy LiftWallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean Excellence in EngineeringAir Canada CargoCollett & SonsFESCOGPO HeavyliftMammoet Environment Award, sponsored by Blue Water ShippingAssociated British PortsCMA CGMHeerema Marine ContractorsOffshore Heavy Transport (OHT)Rhenus LogisticsSarensWallenius SOLWallenius Wilhelmsen Innovation Award, sponsored by Wallenius Wilhelmsen OceanEilon Engineering Weighing SystemsHareket Heavy Lifting & Project TransportationKAMAG / TII GroupMammoetShipNextSt. Lawrence Seaway Management CorporationStraightpoint – The Crosby Group Overland Transport Provider of the Year, sponsored by GoldhoferBarnhartCollett & SonsFagioliLift & Shift IndiaMammoetOrient Heavy HaulageSpedition Kübler Port/Terminal Operator of the YearBlue Water ShippingPerez Torres Maritima (PTM)Port of EverettPort of AçuWallenius Wilhelmsen Solutionscenter_img Project Logistics Provider of the Year, sponsored by AAL ShippingdeugroDHL Industrial ProjectsFagioliOIA Global Training Award, sponsored by RTLMammoetProject Professionals GroupSTA Logistic HLPFI would like to thank all of those who entered and congratulate those of you that made the shortlist – the standard of entries was very high this year and some difficult decisions had to be made.See the full shortlist below: Forwarder Network of the YearThe Heavy Lift GroupWCA ProjectsXLProjects Safety Award, sponsored by deugro groupAAL ShippingFagioliPort of AçuSarens Following HLPFI’s decision to host the awards in a virtual capacity this year, the winners will now be revealed from October 5-21 and we will be publishing more information about each of our finalists over the coming weeks on register your interest in our digital awards offering to make sure you don’t miss out on any other announcements or developments.www.heavyliftawards.comlast_img read more

LSU keeps rolling on road with win over UAB

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – No Josh Gray, no problem for the LSU Tigers.The Tigers (8-2) played without starting point guard Gray on Thursday and did just fine. Gray’s replacement, Jalyn Patterson, scored 11 points in his first start as the Tigers defeated UAB, 79-70.The win was the fifth consecutive for the Tigers and the road win comes on the heels of a win at nationally ranked West Virginia.LSU started slow and trailed 39-33 at the half.But the Tigers ran past the Blazers (4-7) in the second half.Jarell Martin led LSU with a game-high 25 points. The Tigers had another big scorer in Keith Hornsby. He scored 24 points.LSU’s Jordan Mickey had a relatively quiet game with 13 points and eight rebounds.Robert Brown led the Blazers with 20 points and William Lee added 13.LSU won despite being outrebounded in the contest. UAB had 36 rebounds to LSU’s 34.The Tigers had the better shooting on the night, making 45.9 percent of their shots.The Blazers made 44.6 percent of their shots from the field.LSU’s 3-point shooting was even better. The Tigers made 50 percent (7-of-14) of their 3-pointers. UAB made nine 3-pointers, but needed 24 attempts.LSU forced 14 turnovers while committing only 10.Perhaps the biggest difference in the game came at the free throw line. The Tigers were 16-of-18 shooting at the line. The Blazers, meanwhile, made three of their four attempts.LSU will be back in action at home on Monday night when the Tigers host Charleston. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Pat Banks Charity Day

first_imgThis is the most aggressive tumour in existence and unfortunately, is an incurable condition. The medical expense involved in giving Pat the best quality of life is considerable, so to help the family off set this cost, Sunshine Coast Touch has joined forces with the Banks family to organise the “Pat Banks Fight for Life 5-a-side Mixed Touch Charity Day”. This will be a great day of fun, fitness, and friendship as we come together to play a bit of tippy tap, have a lot of laughs, enjoy some good food, drink and company, and help raise some funds for a very worthy cause and a most deserving friend of the Touch community. Nominations – $150 per team Date – Sunday 16th May Time – Games will start at 9am Nominations Close – Saturday 8th May 2010 Divisions – Mixed Juniors Under 17, Mixed Opens, Mixed Seniors. Venue – Caboolture Touch Fields, Morayfield.Related Filespatbanks_fundraiser_webuse-jpgpat_banks_nomination_form-doclast_img read more

10 months agoGuardiola: Man City players produced marvellous response

first_imgGuardiola: Man City players produced marvellous responseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are again top of the table after a 3-1 victory over Everton.Gabriel Jesus scored his first Premier League goals since August, although City needed to work hard to gain the upper hand.The pressure eventually told in the 22nd minute when City capitalised on a poor Yerry Mina clearance.Everton hauled themselves back into the contest thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 65th-minute header.But the hosts restored their two-goal cushion four minutes later when Fernandinho found an unmarked Raheem Sterling, who came on three minutes earlier, to head in from close range.“The players responded [to the defeat at Chelsea] in a marvellous way,” stated City manager Pep Guardiola.“Everton have top players. Today was tricky – a dangerous, dangerous game – especially with less than three days of recovery”They draw at Stamford Bridge and at Liverpool, it came down to the last second.“They have experienced players and it was something on our minds. The game wasn’t over until the end.“Of course, we can improve and do better. Spaces were there today but there was a problem with our process. After Hoffenheim, I’m very pleased.“Hopefully, we can improve. Spaces were there but we didn’t find them. Against Chelsea, it was more complicated to find them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

11 days agoChelsea ace Willian: Weird having Lampard as manager

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea ace Willian: Weird having Lampard as managerby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian is happy having a former teammate in charge at Chelsea.Chelsea handed Frank Lampard the reins to his former club after Maurizio Sarri decided to join Juventus in the summer, and Willian is happy working with him.The Brazilian played alongside Lampard at Stamford Bridge between 2013 and 2014, and has revealed that he tipped his former colleague to make the leap into coaching.Willian said: “It’s a bit weird he is my boss now, but I am very happy to work with him again.“He has given me the confidence to play. He wants me to be happy.“He was an intelligent player, one of the best in his position. A quality player.“When you see players like him you can say maybe in the future, he can become a manager.“A part of the performances I have had in the past couple of games I have to dedicate to him.” last_img read more

UNC’s Student Newspaper Took Shots At Duke, Coach K In Today’s Weather Section

first_imgUNC student newspaper takes shot at Coach K in weather report.As ESPN’s Dick Vitale has made us all aware, Duke vs. North Carolina is the best rivalry in the sport of college basketball. And with every great rivalry comes some aptly-timed trash talk. UNC’s student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, kicked things off right Wednesday morning, just hours ahead of tip-off at Cameron Indoor.In the weather section of today’s issue, you’ll find two shots at the Blue Devils. While it will be 36 degrees outside Wednesday, it still won’t be “as cold as Coach K’s heart.” Thursday, the sky will be the “right shade” of blue.from @dailytarheel. yup, the game is tonight.— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) February 18, 2015Given the fact that Coach K attended the late Dean Smith’s funeral, we’re not so sure about that first dig. Regardless, we hope Duke responds in some fashion.last_img read more