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Heat strokes likelier to be life-threatening for long distance runners

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 18:33

A study has revealed that heat strokes are ten times more life-threatening than cardiac events for runners in races over 10 km.

Strokes among elderly decrease in US

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 17:17

Incidence of stroke among people aged 65 years and above has dropped by over 40 percent during the period 1988-2008 in the US, a new analysis of data shows.

Moderate alcohol consumption fuels risk of atrial fibrillation

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:06

A new research has shown that the moderate consumption of wine and hard liquor alcohol might be associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia.

`Tomato pill` helpful for patients with cardiovascular disease

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:09

A new research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that a daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Calcium supplements not linked to heart disease in women

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 16:59

You can probably pop those calcium supplement pills for bones without worrying much about how they would affect your heart.

Control BP, do exercise to prevent second stroke: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 13:25

Survived a stroke? Now is the time to control blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity daily to avoid another stroke.

Insomniacs may be at higher stroke risk

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 11:36

A new study has revealed that the risk of stroke may be much higher in people with insomnia than those who don`t have a sleeping problem.

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to kids` arteries

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 11:45

Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children`s arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes.

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