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Mid Upper Arm Circumference as a Predictor of Risk of Mortality in Children in a Low Resource Setting in India

The current WHO recommendation is to use MUAC as a screening tool in the community while at the health facility level to use MUAC or WHZ or bilateral oedema as independent admission criteria for…

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Threshold Levels of Infant and Under-Five Mortality for Crossover between Life Expectancies at Ages Zero, One and Five in India

For measuring overall health of a population, beside routine indicators such as mortality rates at ages below one and age five, life expectancy at age zero is gaining importance as a popular indicator for the same and is also one of the…

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Severe Hypoglycemia Increases Mortality Among Diabetic Patients

Indian physicians should provide improved education to their patients regarding hypoglycemia, and should get patients’ families involved in diabetes management, especially for patients who are illiterate. “Physicians should provide better education of the patients, recommend cost effective medication, provide proper evaluation of complications, and involve the family in managing an… 

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Even in low-risk individuals, better cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with a lower mortality risk from cardiovascular disease

Researchers have found that in individuals with a low risk of having a coronary heart disease event, cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with significantly better long-term survival. Key Point: Even in patients at low risk for having a cardiovascular event, cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with a decrease in cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related… 

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Metabolic syndrome associated with all-cause mortality in older women, but not older men

The presence of metabolic syndrome is associated with all-cause mortality in women aged 70 to 79 years, while no significant risk was found in similarly aged men. This was the finding of a recent cohort study that sought to determine the association of metabolic syndrome with all-cause mortality in older… 

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Study reveals leading causes of cancer deaths in India

Cancer is a major cause of death in India; recent estimates attribute about 6% of all deaths nationwide to cancer. Importantly, an increasing life expectancy and growing population are expected to continue the trend of increasing cancer rates. A recent study found that in 2010, approximately 556,400 deaths in India… 

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Prolonged sitting leads to early mortality

The more time spent sitting, regardless of the amount of physical activity, the higher one’s risk of premature death, researchers have found. Key Point: Even among physically active patients, prolonged sitting raises the risk of premature mortality. Patients should be encouraged to minimize as much as possible the amount of… 

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