People may inherit bad 'gut' bacteria: Study

A study has found that people may inherit some intestinal bacteria that cause Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

First menstrual cycle age linked to heart disease risk

A study of over a million women has shown that women who had their first menstrual cycle at age 10 or younger, or age 17 or older, may be at higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and complications of high blood pressure.

Cooking linked to heart disease risk

Scientists have found that the more time people spend preparing meals in the kitchen, the greater their risk of heart disease.

Added sugar more harmful for heart than salt

A new study has revealed that added sugars likely to have greater role than salt in high blood pressure and heart disease.

New 'powerful' drug can slash bad cholesterol to level of a baby

Scientists have shown that a new wonder drug, Alirocumab, can cut back the "bad" cholesterol to the level of a baby.

3D-printed hearts to reduce heart surgeries in kids

New 3D-printed heart technology can reduce the number of heart surgeries in children with congenital heart disease, say researchers.

Daily aspirin's benefits for women over 65 outweigh risks

A new research has revealed that daily dose of aspirin protects women over 65 against the cancer despite the dangers of internal bleeding.

Healthy gut microbiota can prevent metabolic syndrome

Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, scientists have found.

Side effects of long working hours make Britons seek change!

A recent survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that one in every 10 Britons would like to work fever hours looking at the rising health ailments of long working hours.

Healthy gut microbiota can help reduce metabolic syndrome risks

 A new study has revealed that healthy gut microbiota can help prevent metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of factors that increases risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke in people.

Failed marriage bad for older couples' heart

Older couples in a bad marriage - particularly female spouses - face a higher risk of heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind.

Heart disease may lead to erectile dysfunction

Heart conditions may also affect a man's sex life as researchers have found that men with certain heart conditions are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than men who do not have early-stage vascular disease.

Travelling with a smoker increases cancer risk

 While simply sitting in cars with people who smoke, non-smokers breathe in a host of potentially dangerous compounds that are associated with cancer, heart disease and lung disease, says a new research.

Online tool to check risk of contracting heart disease

You can now figure out how healthy your heart is by yourself, thanks to a new online tool that can estimate your risk of developing cardio-vascular disease (CVD) in the next 20 years.

Here's why some women are more prone to heart disease than others

 A new research has revealed that the hormone estrogen in women plays a key role in regulating two of the most common risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

Scientists discover key to heal 'broken hearts'

Researchers have healed injured hearts of living mice by reactivating long dormant molecular machinery found in the animals' cells.

Wrong for adult cardiologists to treat pediatric patients, say doctors

In the absence of awareness on the existence of the super-specialised doctors, hundreds of children across the country are wrongly taken to adult cardiologists, say experts.

Precise imaging technology to better identify heart disease

Spotting the risk of a heart attack could be a lot easier as researchers are now close to commercialising a new laser-based technology that can produce precise three-dimensional images of plaques in the walls of arteries.

Heart disease risk not affected by where you live

A new research has demonstrated that it doesn't really matter where one lives i.e. in rural or urban areas if one is suffering from a heart disease.

Swap saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat to reduce risk of heart problems

In a new study, scientists have revealed that replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat, can help reduce the risk of developing heart related problems.