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How stress increases stroke and heart attack risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 10:04

Researchers have shown that anger, anxiety, and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase heart disease risk.

Breakthrough discovery in preventing atherosclerosis

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 22:12

In a significant finding, scientists at Johns Hopkins University have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and the number-one cause of death in humans.

`India in midst of stroke epidemic`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:46

Changing habits and sedentary lifestyles have made the incidence of strokes more prevalent among South Asians, notably Indians, and can induce permanent disability or prove fatal, even as preventive measures are at hand, doctors maintain.

How `good cholesterol` can help stop inflammation

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 12:58

A team of researchers has identified a central switch by which High-density lipoprotein (HDL), known colloquially as "good cholesterol", controls the inflammatory response.

Binge drinking linked to increased stroke risk in middle-aged men

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:22

A new study has showed that excessive alcohol consumption increases the progression of atherosclerosis and the risk of stroke in middle-aged men.

Obese kids have precursors to atherosclerosis and diabetes

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 14:10

Obese kids have blood vessel damage and insulin resistance which are precursors to atherosclerosis and diabetes, according to a research.

New study shows how deadly plaques grow in heart diseases

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 14:31

Researchers have determined that the growth of deadly plaque inside the walls of arteries may not be happening as they had previously believed.

Diabetes increases risk of thickening of arteries

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 19:28

For people with diabetes, the increased risk of cardiovascular disease is an unfortunate reality, which includes atherosclerosis which can lead to heart attack and stroke.

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