8 percent of Indians, other South Asians carry heart failure causing mutated gene

A new study has revealed that up to 8 percent of Indians and other South Asians carry gene mutation that causes heart failure and potentially fatal heart attacks.

'Heart attacks, suicides killing more CRPF men than Naxals'

Heart attacks, malaria and a host of other diseases coupled with suicide cases have killed more personnel in the country's largest paramilitary CRPF than encounters with Naxals and insurgents over the last half decade, a report prepared on the state of affairs of this vital force of the country has said.

'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.

Cell therapy may soon help cure heart attacks

 A new study has revealed patients who receive more cells during cell therapy for heart attacks get significant benefits.

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.

Smoking causes 14 million medical conditions in US yearly

Smoking is responsible for almost 14 million major medical conditions among American adults yearly, a new study has found.

'Over 40 percent of Delhi residents have high cholesterol'

More than 40 percent of the residents of the national capital in the age group of 20 to 50 years have abnormal cholesterol levels which can result in heart diseases, a survey ahead of World Heart Day (Sep 29) revealed Saturday.

New drug effective in treating heart failure

An experimental drug has reduced deaths from chronic heart failure by 20 per cent compared with an existing treatment, a new study has claimed.

App to help deal with emergency heart conditions

Taking the right decision in a matter of seconds is crucial when dealing with heart attacks or acute heart diseases. The process will become a lot easier with the help of a new app.

ITBP losing jawans to heart attacks; issues good food orders

Country`s first line of defence along the China border - the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force - has a new `enemy` in sight in the form of heart attack deaths which has claimed lives of dozens of its jawans in the recent past.

Who should or shouldn`t take aspirin to prevent heart attacks revealed

Despite aspirin being known to prevent heart attacks and strokes for over 30 years, a new study suggests that it is still unclear as to who exactly should take it daily.

Breakthrough discovery in preventing atherosclerosis

In a significant finding, scientists at Johns Hopkins University have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and the number-one cause of death in humans.

Setting clocks ahead 1 hour may accelerate cardiac events

A new study has revealed that setting clocks 1 hour ahead may accelerate cardiac events in some.

Heart attacks rise after clocks go forward: Study

Turning the clocks forward an hour in the spring for daylight saving time is followed by a spike in heart attacks on the Monday afterward, said a US study Saturday.

You are most prone to heart attacks, stroke at 6.30 am

A new study has found that a person is most likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke at 6.30 am.

Soon, drug that stops heart attacks sans side effects

Researchers are a step closer to creating a new drug to stop a heart attack in its tracks and reduce the damage caused, without any side effects.

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.

Women more prone to heart attacks than men

Women are more prone to heart attacks than men, says a new study.

`Plastic` jabs may protect heart after attacks

Researchers have discovered that an injection of microscopic tags made of a plastic-like polymer could help curb tissue damage in mice after they suffer a heart attack.