Nearly a month after the roll out of the Centre's PMJAY health insurance scheme, one lakh people have availed the benefits of the ambitious programme, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said Sunday.... read more
Nearly a month after the roll out of the Centre's PMJAY health insurance scheme, one lakh people have availed the benefits of the ambitious programme, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said Sunday... read more
A systematic review and meta-analysis examining the prognostic value of masked uncontrolled hypertension concluded that the risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality is significantly higher in patients with masked uncontrolled hypertension than in those with... read more
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting a marketing authorization for Dengvaxia (dengue tetravalent vaccine (live, attenuated)), for the prevention of dengue caused by dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4 in... read more
A bioelectronic medicine device was effective in reducing pain and fatigue in patients with lupus, according to results of a pilot trial to be presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professional's (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting in ... read more
Among patients with hormone-receptor–positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) -negative advanced breast cancer who had sensitivity to previous endocrine therapy, treatment with palbociclib-fulvestrant led to longer overall survival compared to treatment with... read more
The Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted overwhelmingly (11 yes, 1 no) to recommend reintroducing tegaserod maleate (Zelnorm, Sloan Pharma) for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in women ... read more
Low muscle mass can cause complications over time Fasting without understanding its effects can lead to loss of muscle
New Delhi, 22 October 2018: As per a recently published review, low muscle mass is linked to an increased risk of serious health complications and decreased survival. There is growing evidence which suggests that muscle mass should be a key factor to be considered while evaluating a person's health status. This is more so in case of people living with a chronic disease. Those with less muscle had more surgical and post-operative complications, longer hospital stays, lower physical function, poorer quality of life and overall lower survival, indicated the study.
Low muscle mass can occur at any body weight, so someone who is normal weight may appear healthy when they can in fact lack muscle. Something as simple as the firmness of a person's handshake can give a lot of insight into their overall health. It is imperative to rebuild muscle with good nutrition, including protein, and proper exercise.