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Daily dose of one minute walk can be 'lifesaving

So it turns out the price of healthy living is really not that much, as a mere 60 seconds walk per day can help cut the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Physically active women at lesser risk of heart diseases

 Middle-aged women, who keep physically active at least few times a week, face lesser risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots.

Reduced blood flow to brain increases repeat stroke risk

Patients, who have low blood flow to the back of the brain, are at increased risk of recurrent stroke, a six-year-long trial has found.

Reduction in systolic BP below 140, important in primary stroke prevention

A new research has revealed that people 60 or older, especially minorities and women, have a lower risk of stroke if the top number (systolic) in their blood pressure is below 140 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

Experts caution over coal usage in Asia

 With increasing dependence of Asian countries on coal-driven power, public health experts Tuesday said "addiction" of nations to coal coupled with climate change effects pose a "serious" threat to health equity.

Soon, drugs to treat heart attack, brain injuries

There could soon be drug-based treatments for diseases as diverse as strokes, heart attacks and traumatic brain injuries as researchers have discovered a compound with the potential to halt the death of cells affected by these diseases.

Australia to test breakthrough stroke treatment machine

Australia has been chosen as the first site in the world to test a portable stroke-diagnosing machine which could greatly help up to 80 percent of patients, it was reported Wednesday.

Key to preventing blindness and stroke devastation discovered

A team of scientists has discovered key to preventing blindness and stroke devastation.

Heavy drinking ups stroke risk more than BP, diabetes

More than two drinks a day in middle-age may raise your stroke risk more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, warns a study.

'Virtual reality therapy improving lives of stroke survivors'

Stroke survivors might soon be able to go online to find a system to help improve their memories with virtual reality technology developed by New Zealand scientists.

Hospitalised for pneumonia? Save your heart

 A person's chance of having a heart attack or stroke increases significantly if he or she has been hospitalised for pneumonia, researchers warn.

Statins can reduce heart disease risk in women

Statin treatment can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in women just as it does in men, a large new international study has found.

Statins as effective for women as men for cutting heart disease, stroke risk

Statins are not just good for men, as a new study has shown that they also helps slash risk of heart disease or stroke in women.

Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 90th birthday

Bharat Ratna former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee celebrates his 90th birthday today. The master orator is now silent by a stroke in 2009. He has been living the life of a recluse, away from the political humdrum and suffering from poor health.

Cardiac patients who manage lifestyle factors likely to have long-term survival

Researchers have recently revealed that patients suffering from the world's most common heart rhythm disorder who can manage their lifestyle factors are five times more likely to have long-term survival.

Memory lapses put highly educated at greater stroke risk

People who have attained a high level of education and also complain about memory lapses face a higher risk of a stroke, says a study, adding that the results apply evenly to men and women.

Scientists make stem cell breakthrough

 An Australian research team together with international scientists has discovered a new stem cell that can be programmed to become any part of the body.

WHO stresses on improving indoor air quality

 Half of the deaths due to pneumonia in children aged less than five years in India can be attributed to household air pollution, according to World Health Organisation.

Brain scan after mild stroke can predict future risk

 A brain scan within 24 hours of a mild, non-disabling stroke, can predict when patients will be at the highest risk of another stroke or when symptoms may worsen, says a study.

Side effects of long working hours make Britons seek change!

A recent survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that one in every 10 Britons would like to work fever hours looking at the rising health ailments of long working hours.