High salt intake causes 26% deaths in India: Report

A study by the WHO suggests that excess of salt intake results in almost 2.5 million deaths every year. In India, the data reveals that roughly 26 percent of all deaths are due to high blood pressure, heart disease caused by salt.

Urine test can predict obesity risk

The chemicals in urine could hold a clue to who is likely to become obese in future, new research says.

'Polygamy' puts you at 4-times higher risk of heart disease

If you practice polygamy and have multiple wives, your chances of developing heart disease is 4 times higher than others.

'Physical exercise along with a proper diet can help maintain a healthy weight'

Dr Veena Aggarwal, Head, R&D and Technical Services, VLCC Health Care Ltd, talked to Salome Phelamei of Zee Media Corp, on how eating better, being more physically active can help a person avoid being overweight and to stay healthy.

Sweetened drinks heighten risk factors for heart disease

Love sugary drinks? You might want to cut the consumption as new study shows beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup drastically increases risk factors for heart disease.

Excessive intake of vitamins can lead to cancer

A new research has examined that excess use of vitamins and dietary supplements can increase the risk of cancer.

Link between cancer, diabetes and heart disease revealed

A new study has revealed that shared risk factors lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Baby teeth may hold clues to future health risks

A simple test on baby teeth may one day predict potential health problems in adulthood, such as diabetes and heart disease, scientists say.

The shorter you are, more the risk you face of developing coronary heart disease

People with short height face increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, claims a new study.

‘Apples fight diseases, may help you lose weight’

In an exclusive interview with Salome Phelamei of Zee Media Corp, Naini Setalvad, Nutrionist, Obesity and Lifestyle Disease Consultant, talks about the various health benefits of apples and how eating an apple a day could keep the doctor away.

Malnourished children prone to diabetes, heart disease as adults

A new study in baboons sheds light on why people who are malnourished in early childhood often experience poor health as adults.

Here's when to take statins or not

A new study has offered clinicians tips to help patients make the right call whether to use cholesterol-lowering statins or not.

Combat exposure ups heart attack risk

Combat service, whether or not it leads to a full post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, is itself a strong predictor of heart failure, reveals a new study of 8,000 war veterans in the US.

'Multiple pregnancies put mother at heart disease risk'

Women who give birth to four or more children are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases than women who have fewer children, says Indian-American researcher Monika Sanghavi from University of Texas's Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Kids exposed to smoking may have higher risk of heart disease as adults

A new study has indicated that kids who are exposed to their parents' smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn't smoke.

Women urged to exercise more to prevent heart disease

A new survey has suggested that women should do regular exercise as physical inactivity is the biggest risk factor for heart disease in women over the age of 30.

Dental health indicator of overall health: AIIMS experts

On the occasion of World Oral Health Day, experts at AIIMS Friday said that dental health is an indicator of one's overall health, including risk of heart diseases and stroke.

Top five leading health problems in women!

Most women don't realise that they are at risk of an illness and even death from various diseases that catch them unawares while caring for their loved ones.

Here's how dietary phosphate can impact heart health

 A new study has revealed that how phosphate in the diet can increase heart disease risk.

China on brink of heart disease `epidemic`: Study

Unhealthy eating, smoking and obesity are threatening a heart disease epidemic in China, where three out of four people are in poor cardiovascular shape, said a study on Monday.