Gene that helps reducing stroke risk found

 A gene that reduces the risk of stroke in young and middle-aged adults has been discovered.

Take care of your heart this winter

This episode of Manthan tells you on how to take care of your heart during the winter season.

Stem cells may help mend 'broken hearts'

A new study has suggested that delivering stem cell factor directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may enhance cardiac repair and reverse injury.

Regular BP medication doesn't heighten breast cancer risk in women

 A new study has discovered that women who consume general blood pressure medication don't face increased of developing breast cancer.

Testosterone replacement therapy doesn't increase heart disease risk

 A new study has found that testosterone replacement therapy does not increase the risk of heart related problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, in men.

Groundbreaking find may make heart attacks history

A new study has revealed that scientists may soon be able to cure cardiovascular diseases with drugs, after researchers identified defects in a colossal heart protein which often leads to stroke and heart failure.

Fat around heart may cause irregular heartbeat

More than body mass index (BMI) which is commonly used to determine if a person is obese, it is the layer of fat around heart which is more closely associated with atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, finds research.

Mediterranean diet cuts obesity, heart attack risk: Study

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New Delhi: A new study suggests that people who take mediterranean diet are less likely to be overweight or suffer obesity.

Asthmatic patients more likely to have heart attacks

A new study has found that patients with active asthma face twofold risk of having a heart attack.

Heart attack at hospital ups death risk

It may defy common sense but an Indian-origin cardiologist has found that patients who experience a certain type of heart attack during hospitalisation face greater risk of death than outpatients.

Flawed gene may curb heart attack risk by half

Rare mutations that shut down a single gene called NPC1L1 are linked to lower cholesterol levels and a 50 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack, says an Indian-origin cardiologist.

Diabetes, heart disease may share deep roots

Type 2 diabetes and cardio-vascular disease often occur together and scientists have now discovered that the two diseases may be related at the level of genes, proteins and fundamental physiology.

Tamil Nadu: Driver ensures passengers' safety before falling dead

Battling severe chest pain, a bus driver on Monday saved 110 passengers by taking the vehicle to the side of a busy ghat road before collapsing and dying of a heart attack on the steering wheel near Pandalur, about 70 km from here.

Eating fruits, vegetables, nuts helps to lower stroke risk

Including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish in diet; engaging in physical activity and keeping the blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first time stroke.  

Heart attacks more due to nurture than nature

A new study has revealed that heart attacks are triggered more by lifestyle factors and less by genetic factors, suggesting that heart attacks are not as connected to family history as may have been previously believed.

How mindfulness can help protect your heart

A new study has revealed that mindfulness, that is paying more attention to the feelings and experiences in the present moments, can help people protect their heart.

How flu vaccines may help prevent heart attacks

A new study has revealed the molecular mechanism which determines how flu vaccines may be helpful in preventing heart attacks.

'Heart attacks not connected to family history'

Your lifestyle choices and environment decide whether you will have a heart attack or not, not your genes, said a study.

'A sunny day could trigger a panic attack'

Fear of bright daylight could trigger panic attacks, said a study.

Heart attack ups depression risk in women

Women are at a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, new research shows.