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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. 

World Heart Day 2016: Six superfoods to power up your heart health!

Heart problems are still very much one of the biggest killers and the dangers of acquiring heart disease loom large over those who hold an unhealthy lifestyle close to their heart.

Nanoparticle injections hold hope for osteoarthritis patients

US researchers have designed a peptide-based nanoparticle, which when injected into an injured joint will not only suppress the inflammation immediately but also reduce the destruction of cartilage, thus lowering the risk for osteoarthritis.

Marriage between first cousins increases risk of passing genetic disorders: Study

A study by Igenomix, the reproductive genetic laboratory giant, on Wednesday has revealed that consanguineous marriages or marriages between first cousins increase the risk of passing genetic disorders to their children.

Want to treat skin rashes caused due to chikungunya? Try these natural remedies!

Nowadays, chikungunya is on the rise and many people are suffering from this life-threatening vector-borne disease.

Cinnamon helps to cool stomach

The research published in the journal Scientific Reports said that the investigators used pigs for the study and found that cinnamon maintained the integrity of the stomach wall.

Belly fat may increase risk of heart diseases

Previous studies have shown that people who carry excess abdominal fat around their midsection tend to face higher risks of heart disease compared to people who have fat elsewhere.

Financial hardship can lead to premature ageing in youngsters

The researchers found strong and graded associations between exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function, especially in processing speed.

Researchers identify how cancer's 'invisibility cloak' works!

This 'invisibility' phase is a crucial step that allows tumours to spread throughout the body -- when the spread cannot be traced.

Air pollution can harm your heart, vascular system: Expert

Dr Upendra Kaul, Executive Director and Dean Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi said that medical studies have shown that air pollution can trigger heart attacks, abnormalities of rhythm of heart and paralytic strokes, with very small particles found in smoke and haze the culprits of greatest concern.

Lab-grown blood vessels to help kids with heart defects

One of the greatest challenges in vessel bioengineering is designing a vessel that will grow with its new owner.

Healthy heart - Best yoga poses, diet tips! (Watch video)

Yoga is also good for heart health. Studies have shown that adding yoga to the treatment of patients improved their heart health as well as enhanced the overall quality of their life.

Nutrition tips for preschoolers: How to get your child eat healthy!

Following are some suggestions for promoting good nutrition and healthy eating in young children.

India accounts for 75% of air pollution casualties in South East Asian Region: WHO

The WHO report released Tuesday said air pollution is killing nearly 8,00,000 people a year in the South East Asian Region with India alone accounting for at least 75% of the casualties caused by cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer.

Unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may cause early death

US researchers have identified a new biomarker which revealed that known and unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may lead to an increased risk of mortality in non-smokers.

World's first baby born using DNA from 3 parents!

 The world's first baby has been born thanks to a controversial new technique employed by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo, said a report on Tuesday.

Artificial stimulation can help fight brain disorders

Scientists know that stimulating the brain via electricity or other means may help ease the symptoms of various neurological and psychiatric disorders like epilepsy and depression.

Deaf women may have pre-term or low birth weight babies

Babies born to women with hearing loss are more likely at risk of being born premature and or have low birth weight, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Want to maintain normal uric acid levels? Eat these foods!

High uric acid levels in the blood stream is not good for health as it increases the risk of developing the common form of arthritis called gout. 

Improve your eye health with these foods!

Nowadays, we are constantly staring at our gadgets, computer as well as television that it harms our vision.

Know the amazing health benefits of Kombucha!

Have you ever tried or heard of Kombucha? It is a fermented drink made out of black tea and sugar as well as green tea.

Having problems with your vision? Sesame seeds to the rescue!

Known for its distinct nutty flavour, sesame seeds are not only extolled for their nutritional content in seed form, but are also highly valued for their rancid-resistant oil.