Puneeth Rajkumar’s Death Stirs Debate on Extreme Workouts and Sudden Cardiac Deaths

THE PREMATURE DEMISE of 46-year-old Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar due to a heart attack in late October has raised uncomfortable questions about extreme workouts in non-sporting professions that often celebrate taut bodies as a mark of career success. Transforming oneself into a lean, mean male with a wiry, striated physique is the holy grail for … Continue reading Puneeth Rajkumar’s Death Stirs Debate on Extreme Workouts and Sudden Cardiac Deaths

Indian heart patients die 10 years earlier than those in the West, says ICMR study

A first-of-its-kind study funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), involving over 10,000 people, has concluded that Indian heart patients die 10 years earlier than those in the West due to a raft of factors, including inordinate delays in hospitalisation soon after the heart attack, that finally result in premature heart failure and … Continue reading Indian heart patients die 10 years earlier than those in the West, says ICMR study