Daily antacid use ups heart attack risk: Study

Popping over-the-counter antacids daily to control acidity or heartburn can increase heart attack risk by 16-21 percent, a huge data-mining study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed.

Diabetes drug may curb heart attack risk in HIV patients

In patients infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a diabetes drug may have benefits which go beyond lowering blood sugar.

Quitting smoking at 60 cuts heart attack risk within first five years

A new study has indicated that older people at age 60 can lower the risk for heart attack and stroke within the first five years if they quit smoking.

Sitting for long hours ups heart attack risk

Caught into a sitting job? It's time to make some lifestyle changes for your heart's health as sitting for too long everyday can increase the risk of an heart attack, as per a recent study.

Risk calculators may overestimate heart attack risk

Most "risk calculators" used to gauge a patient's chances of suffering a heart attack significantly overestimate the likelihood of a heart attack, warns a study.

Cholesterol drug lowers heart attack risk in diabetic women

Australian researchers have found that a cholesterol-lowering drug can lower cardiovascular disease risks by 30 percent in women with type-2 diabetes.

Bond with neighbours to reduce heart attack risk

Friendly neighbours may be good for your heart. Researchers have found that bonding well with your neighbours might extend social support network which is linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk.

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.

Active seniors can lower heart attack risk by increasing physical activity

Researchers have suggested that maintaining or boosting one`s physical activity after age 65 can improve their heart`s electrical well-being and lower their heart attack risk.

Beware! Low blood sugar ups heart attack risk

Low blood sugar levels may lead to heart rhythm disturbances and even life-threatening heart attacks, an alarming study shows.

Gastric surgery cuts heart attack risk by half in obese people

Researchers have said that obese people who have stomach surgery to help them lose weight will halve their risk of heart attack.

Antiseptic mouthwashes may up heart attack risk

Certain types of mouthwash can kill off `good` bacteria in the mouth, spiking blood pressure and increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have warned.

Quit smoking to lower heart attack risk

A new study has suggested that quitting smoking is not able to reduce the amount of disease smoking causes in the coronary arteries, but does lower the risk of heart attack and death to the levels of non-smokers.

Biggest heart attack risks for Indians revealed

Indian researchers have conducted a data mining exercise to find out important risk factors in increasing the chances of an individual having a heart attack.

Factors that trigger heart attack in Indians revealed

Indian researchers have conducted a data mining exercise to find out important risk factors in increasing the chances of an individual having a heart attack.

Shrinking the heart to fight cardiac failure

British surgeons are all set to conduct next week the world`s first `heart shrinking` trial in humans aimed at combating cardiac failure.

Shrinking the heart to fight cardiac failure

British surgeons are all set to conduct next week the world`s first `heart shrinking` trial in humans aimed at combating cardiac failure.

Nasal spray to fight heart disease coming in 5 years

A nasal spray that could remove fat in arteries which dramatically raises the risk of heart attacks.

Heart attack risk `in diet fizzy drinks`

Guzzling diet fizzy drinks can do more harm than good.

Physical exercise cuts heart attack risk

Physical activity during work and leisure time significantly lowers the risk of heart attacks, while ownership of a car and television is linked to an increased risk, particularly in low and middle-income countries, a worldwide study has shown.