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Hospital infections may increase risk of  cardiovascular diseases: Study

Hospital infections may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases: Study

A new study has revealed that infections acquired from the hospital may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as stroke.

Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

The findings showed that targeting calcium in the cell could lead to a new way to control cholesterol metabolism that increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. 

Ozone pollution linked to heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke

Ozone pollution linked to heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke

The study involving 89 healthy adults living in Changsha City of China for one year showed blood platelet activation and an increase in blood pressure, suggesting a possible mechanism by which ozone may affect cardiovascular health.

Protein that may prevent heart attack, stroke identified

Protein that may prevent heart attack, stroke identified

Researchers found that those people with higher levels of DKK3 were less likely to develop atherosclerosis or to die from a heart attack or stroke.

Thought-controlled musical instrument may help stroke patients

Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument they hope will help empower and rehabilitate patients with motor disabilities such as those from stroke, spinal cord injury or amputation.

Learning with music can change brain structure: Study

Learning with music can change brain structure: Study

Using musical cues to learn a physical task positively impacts parts of the brain that process sound and control movement, according to a new study.

Higher childhood IQ linked to longer life: Study

Higher childhood IQ linked to longer life: Study

Children with higher intelligence have a lower risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, and smoking related cancers, scientists say. 

Breastfeeding lowers mother's heart attack, stroke risk

Breastfeeding lowers mother's heart attack, stroke risk

Researchers said that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing heart disease or stroke later in life.

Is long-term consumption of aspirin advisable for stroke patients? Study reveals eye-opening consequences!

Is long-term consumption of aspirin advisable for stroke patients? Study reveals eye-opening consequences!

Long term consumption of aspirin in stroke patients has been found to cause the risk of fatal or disabling bleeding, increased with age. 

Newly-developed robotic device may help restore movement in stroke patients

Newly-developed robotic device may help restore movement in stroke patients

The rehabilitation robotic system, developed at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea, measures the 3 degree-of-freedom (DOF) impedance of human forearm and wrist in minutes.

Older adults suffering from cirrhosis are at higher risk of stroke!

Older adults suffering from cirrhosis are at higher risk of stroke!

Cirrhosis is a condition of chronic liver damage from a variety of causes leading to scarring and liver failure.

Strokes may increase desire for alcohol: Study

Strokes may increase desire for alcohol: Study

According to the study, stroke kills neurons in a part of the brain called the dorsal lateral striatum, and they stop inhibiting certain neurons in the mid-brain.

Statins may improve heart structure, function

Statins may improve heart structure, function

It is because statins reduce oxidative stress and dampen the production of growth factors which stimulate cell growth. 

Expecting mothers, beware! Preeclampsia may increase your risk of stroke by 6 times

Expecting mothers, beware! Preeclampsia may increase your risk of stroke by 6 times

Pregnancy-associated stroke occurs up to 6 times more often in women with preeclampsia compared with pregnant women overall.

Beware: Young adults suffering from hypertension at higher risk of stroke in adulthood!

Beware: Young adults suffering from hypertension at higher risk of stroke in adulthood!

The condition, which primarily affects young adults aged between 18 to 49 is commonly treated in elderly patients. 

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke

High blood pressure can cause blood clots to form in the arteries leading to your brain, blocking blood flow and leading to lack of oxygen supply to the brain cells and tissues, potentially causing a stroke.

Scientists grow 'brain cells on a chip' that could help treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Scientists grow 'brain cells on a chip' that could help treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Researchers said that such implants can help the brain recover after damage due to an accident, stroke or degenerative neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Eating cheese may not increase risk of heart disease or stroke: Study

Eating cheese may not increase risk of heart disease or stroke: Study

Scientists at the University of Reading in the UK conducted the largest analysis of population cohort studies, representing almost a million participants and over 93,000 deaths.

Salt intake: Indians consume more than 100% of daily recommended amount

Salt intake: Indians consume more than 100% of daily recommended amount

Excessive consumption of salt can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

As per the study, tiny particles in polluted air can travel from the lungs into our bloodstream and increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.