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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.

Smoking synthetic marijuana likelier to cause strokes among teens

Case studies by researchers have revealed that the stroke risk could be added to the various other health hazards that may be associated with smoking synthetic marijuana among young, healthy adults.

Japan research could lead to oral diabetes treatment

Japanese researchers said today they had moved a step closer to an oral treatment for diabetes, offering hope of a breakthrough against a disease racking an increasingly obese world.

Vitamin B supplements may cut risk of strokes

A new study has suggested that taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of stroke.

15% of common strokes occur in adolescents and young adults

A team of researcher including an Indian origin has suggested that 15 percent of the most common type of strokes occur in adolescents and young adults, and more young people are showing risk factors for such strokes.

Paracetamol may raise `risk heart failure and strokes` in arthritis sufferers

UK healthcare watchdog has warned doctors from prescribing paracetamol to arthritis sufferers, claiming that it can raise heart failure and strokes risk among them.

Kristen Wiig and Fabrizio Moretti break up

Kristen Wiig and Fabrizio Moretti have called it quits after 18 months of dating.

Cheap inflatable leg wraps help save lives after stroke

Cheap inflatable leg wraps may save the lives of patients after a stroke, researchers in Scotland have found

Too much salt led to 2.3 million heart-related deaths worldwide last year

Excessive salt consumption contributed to 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases throughout the world in 2010, researchers have claimed.

New device removes clots from brain

A new device that removes clots from the brain could be a game changer in the treatment of strokes, say researchers.

Change in diet better for heart than statins

Statins are not the safest way to prevent heart disease, a study including an Indian-origin researcher has revealed.

Oz researchers develop micro-motor to treat strokes

A team of Australian researchers has created a micro size motor that can be driven through the arteries of the brain.

Dark chocolate reduces risk of heart disease

Consumption of dark chocolate on a daily basis can reduce cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in people with metabolic syndrome (a cluster of factors that increases the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes), a new study has found.