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Moderate alcohol consumption may increase risk of atrial fibrillation

 Moderate alcohol consumption may change the structure of the heart in ways that increases the risk of atrial fibrillation leading to a stroke, a study suggests.

Only five per cent Indians aware of thrombosis

 Only five per cent of Indians are aware of thrombosis -- formation of blood clots in the vein -- which affects roughly one in 1,000 people in the country, an expert said here on Thursday.

Fatty diet may increase risk of intestinal tumour

 Specific types of high-fat diets -- based on corn or coconut oils like those found in certain salad dressings and ice cream -- may increase risk of tumour formation in intestinal cancer, finds a study.

Early menopausal symptoms may predict heart disease

Women who experience menopausal symptoms -- hot flashes and night sweats -- much earlier are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) as compared to those with later onset of such symptoms, says research.

Try these exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles!

Are your pelvic floor muscles strong? Well, many people usually go to gym but they often tend to ignore exercises that strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. 

Cheers! Your evening drink may work as anti-depressant

The study demonstrated that alcohol followed the same biochemical pathway as rapid anti-depressants in the animals, while producing behavioural effects comparable to those observed in people.

No excuses: Five medical tests that you should regularly go for!

It is important to get yourself checked regularly, let the doctor run some tests to ensure that everything is fine. After all, prevention is better than cure.

Prevent arthritis in women with these simple ways!

Arthritis is a painful medical condition in the form of inflammation of joints that leads to severe pain, swelling and stiffness.

Treat skin infections with these sweet-smelling essential oils!

Our skin is the most sensitive part of our body and we usually suffer from rashes and other infections especially during monsoons because of damp, warm and humid climate.

Humans' well-being lies in resting more!

Rest – a much broader category than sleep – has physical, mental and spiritual components, the study said.  

Sleep well – Five foods to help you catch the Z's better!

Most people resort to expensive medicines and therapy to cure their problems related to their sleep and sleep cycles, or lack thereof.

Acupuncture may reduce hot flashes in menopausal women

Acupuncture may help reduce the severity of hot flashes -- a typical symptom of menopause -- in nearly 50 per cent of women, a study has found.

Beware! Energy drinks may up risk of drunk driving

We all love to consume energy drinks as it gives us instant energy to our body.

North, South America declared measles free continents

Measles is a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. It is one of the most contagious diseases and affects primarily children. 

Sedentary lifestyle leading cause for heart disease in India

According to the survey, cardiovascular disorders are the cause of 25 per cent deaths in India and heart disease does not affect the urban and economically strong only, it also affects the rural and underprivileged population.

'Breastfeeding may protect moms from cancer, heart disease'

The study underscores the importance of policies that make it possible for women to breastfeed, according to study senior author Alison Stuebe from the University of North Carolina in the US.

Air pollution deaths – How to protect yourself and your family!

Air pollution has been linked to a number of serious health problems, including cardiovascular diseases, stroke, chronic respiratory diseases and cancers.

Humans need more rest for better well-being

According to the world's largest survey of more than 18,000 people from 134 different countries on this topic, over two thirds (68 per cent) of the public would like more rest.

World Heart Day: Heart disease fast catching up with young Indians, say experts

Heart disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

World Heart Day 2016: Five things you should know about heart disease in India!

Coronary heart disease is preventable and every man and woman has the power to lower their risk risk by following a heart-healthy lifestyle. 

Declining trend of HIV in Meghalaya: Patel

Although Meghalaya is not high prevalence with respect to the general population but there is definitely a rise in the high risk groups.

Is your heart older than your actual age? Find out here (Watch)

The CDC also estimates that most US adults have a heart age greater than their actual age. This increases their risk of having a heart attack or stroke. 

Campaign to educate 6 crore people about heart disease

 A new campaign to educate over six crore persons across the country about Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD) was launched here on Wednesday by the Science and Art of Living (SAAOL) and Emami Foundation.

Teenage girls from breast cancer families not depressed

 Adolescent girls in families with a history of breast cancer or a high-risk BRCA1/2 mutation are less likely to experience negative psychological effects, finds a new study.

98% Indians unaware of life-saving technique during heart attack

Around 98 per cent Indians are not trained in basic life-saving technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during sudden cardiac arrest, shows a survey conducted by Lybrate, an online doctor consultation platform.

Eight dental fillings can up mercury levels in blood

Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases worldwide. Dental amalgam -- the fillings used for surface restorations consisting of a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals -- may significantly increase mercury levels in the body, a study has found.

World Heart Day 2016: Prevent heart disease with these simple home remedies!

Heart disease has become one of the most common reasons of death and around 17.3 million people die each year because of it. 

World Heart Day 2016: 'Power Your Life' with these five great exercises for a healthy heart!

Having a healthy heart matters more than having a fit body, because a weak heart in a healthy body is of no use.

Ear infections: Know it's causes and symptoms!

An ear infection occurs when a bacterial or viral infection affects the middle ear, the sections of your ear just behind the eardrum.

World Heart Day 2016: Know the common symptoms of heart disease!

 Lack of exercise, overeating, unhealthy diet, high blood pressure and cholesterol are some of the factors that increase the risk of developing heart diseases.