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Physical inactivity adding to India's NCD burden: Report

Major NCDs including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and cancers are primarily caused by exposure to tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, and very little exercise.

Five reasons to eat more garlic everyday!

Here are five health benefits of garlic that are supported and proven by research studies.

Migraines increase risk of heart attack, says study

Zee Media Bureau

Berlin: Scientists have found that women who suffer from migraines have higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. The new study has claimed that such people are more prone to die from these conditions than people who do not have migraine.

Five ways smoking affects your health!

Five ways smoking affects your health!

'Simple' methods to prevent heart attack, stroke found

The three methods examined included two forms of therapy - statins, a group of cholesterol-lowering drugs, and antihypertensives, a class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure.

Football cuts risk of heart disease, diabetes

The findings showed that after 4 months' football training, the cardiovascular fitness scores improved by 15 percent, interval work capacity increased by 43 percent and functional capacity by 30 percent.
 

Genes linked to peripheral artery disease identified

In addition to limb pain and difficulty in walking, peripheral artery disease (PAD) can lead to major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events.

30 minutes of daily walk curbs death risk from heart diseases

Doing less than 600 MET/min/week was responsible for 20 percent (4 907) of deaths from IHD and 13 percent (2,371) of stroke deaths.

Hypertension rising steeply in India

It's a red alert for the country. Hypertension is rising very steeply in India to the extent of 20 to 40 percent annually.

Kerala smokers spend Rs.226 crore on heart ailments

Kerala smokers spend a staggering Rs.226 crore for treating cardiovascular diseases, said a study.

'Over 60 percent of urban Indian women vulnerable to heart disease'

Over 60 percent of women in urban India are at risk of heart diseases, said a study released on Monday.

Health-promoting texts can keep your heart risk-free

Worried about your heart? A recent study has revealed that texts that are lifestyle focused can help battle cardiovascular diseases.

India staring at a heart disease epidemic? Facts you should know!

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.

Young diabetic women at six-fold heart attack risk

Young women suffering from diabetes have a six-fold risk of heart attack, new research has warned, adding that young women who had suffered a heart attack were also more likely to be smokers.

Young adults in polluted cities have larger risk of cardiovascular diseases

A new research has found that young adults, who live in a polluted city, have a higher risk of getting cardiovascular diseases as compared to other adults who reside in less polluted cities.

IIT-Hyderabad model to make ECGs available in remote areas

 Researchers at IIT- Hyderabad (IIT-H) have come up with a cost and time effective method of treating cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in remote areas where tertiary care units are not available.

Cooking oil that can be used 80 times over

Using palm oil and a natural herb extract, researchers have produced a cooking oil that can be used repeatedly for at least 80 times, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Now, 'smart' mirror that tracks your health

Researchers are developing a 'smart' mirror that detects changes in an individual's face and breath to help them monitor their health.

Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: Study

Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation.

India's speedy and ominous disease transition

An Indian today has over twice the odds of dying of a non-communicable disease than a communicable disease, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). About a decade ago, you had a 50-50 chance of succumbing to a non-communicable disease.