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Daily aspirin to prevent heart disease may not benefit all

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 13:42

A daily low-dose aspirin is widely prescribed to prevent cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study claims that gene variations in some individuals may modify the cardiovascular benefits of aspirin, leading to slightly harmful effects.

Being overweight may be better for your heart

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:36

Being overweight may protect people from cardiovascular mortality, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have claimed.

Statins may increase life of diabetics: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:17

The use of cholesterol-lowering statins may help prolong the lives of people with diabetic cardiovascular disease, says a new research.

Pregnancy loss ups heart disease risk

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 12:55

Women with a history of pregnancy loss are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life than other women, says a study.

Keep your heart healthy by donating blood

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:37

Donating blood could be an easy way to reduce the risk of heart disease, says a study.

50% of American adults have chronic diseases: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:15

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that half of all adults in the USA have at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity.

Genes that may cause sudden cardiac death

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:18

Most sudden cardiac deaths are caused by abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias and researchers have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias.

Eating almonds reduces heart disease risk: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:21

Eating a handful of almonds every day can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy, a new study has claimed.

Menopausal sex hormone changes leave women at risk of heart disease

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:03

A new study has revealed that the change in hormone levels during the transition to menopause affects the quality of a woman`s cholesterol carriers, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease.

Thyroid treatment may prevent heart disease in diabetics

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 18:56

Restoring thyroid hormones in heart may prevent cardiovascular disease resulting from diabetes, according to a new study.

India lacks quality medicines, says report

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 20:36

India lacks access to good quality generic medicines for heart problems and non-communicable diseases like diabetes, a report said Tuesday.

Youngsters more prone to high cholesterol levels!

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 18:53

One out of every four Indians between the age–group of 20–29 years have high cholesterol which is making the y-gen more and more prone to heart and liver diseases.