Living near noisy road raises risk of early death, stroke

Living in an area with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy as well as increase the risk of strokes, scientists have warned.

Chronic diseases account for 60% of deaths in India: Report

The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP.

Brushing teeth regularly can save you from future heart attacks

Want to avoid future risk of heart attack? Keep brushing your teeth regularly, says a new study.

52 percent Indians indulge in self-medication: Study

Fifty-two percent of Indians indulge in self-medication due to time constraints or with the perception of doing away with doctors' fees, a study said here on Tuesday.

'Aspirin could tackle dementia'

An Australian university has been commissioned by the US-based National Institutes of Health to investigate aspirin's anti-dementia powers, local media reported on Monday.

How stress increases risks of heart attacks, strokes

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into how stress increases risks of myocardial infarction ( heart attacks.)

Low-dose aspirin therapy may not prevent heart attacks in older adults

A new study has revealed that low-dose aspirin therapy could not prove effective for older people suffering from heart ailments.

SRFI to upgrade scoring squash system
SRFI to upgrade scoring squash system

The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) has decided to bring in new components in the scoring system that will be used in all SRFI sanctioned tournaments starting with the Jaipur Junior Open beginning September 23.

Five health benefits of Avocado

Avocado or alligator pear is a large berry containing a single seed.

`Halo-like- device` could soon effectively treat strokes

Scientists have developed a new device that fits on the head like a halo and delivers therapy to quickly bust clots that cause stroke.

Heat strokes likelier to be life-threatening for long distance runners

A study has revealed that heat strokes are ten times more life-threatening than cardiac events for runners in races over 10 km.

Strokes among elderly decrease in US

Incidence of stroke among people aged 65 years and above has dropped by over 40 percent during the period 1988-2008 in the US, a new analysis of data shows.

Moderate alcohol consumption fuels risk of atrial fibrillation

A new research has shown that the moderate consumption of wine and hard liquor alcohol might be associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia.

`Tomato pill` helpful for patients with cardiovascular disease

A new research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that a daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Calcium supplements not linked to heart disease in women

You can probably pop those calcium supplement pills for bones without worrying much about how they would affect your heart.

Control BP, do exercise to prevent second stroke: Study

Survived a stroke? Now is the time to control blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity daily to avoid another stroke.

Insomniacs may be at higher stroke risk

A new study has revealed that the risk of stroke may be much higher in people with insomnia than those who don`t have a sleeping problem.

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to kids` arteries

Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children`s arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes.

Key proteins regulating heart`s electrical communication found

Here comes a path-breaking discovery for patients suffering from erratic heartbeats tied to heart attacks, strokes and other serious heart ailments.

New method to keep track of heart risks

A recent study shows how to calculate the risk of heart diseases.