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.

Mediterranean diet good for erectile dysfunction patients

People who have erectile dysfunction are at increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but eating a Mediterranean diet can reduce that risk, says a study.

Mechanism linked to stroke damage identified

Researchers have discovered the mechanism linked to stroke damage and brain function, thus paving the way to develop a new drug target to block brain damage.

Testosterone replacement therapy doesn't increase heart disease risk

 A new study has found that testosterone replacement therapy does not increase the risk of heart related problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, in men.

Low-educated smokers at greater stroke risk: Study

Adults smokers with limited education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, says a study.

Stem cell treatment holds hope for better stroke recovery

A new first-of-its kind pilot study has revealed that stem cell treatment can significantly improve recovery from stroke in humans.

Testosterone therapy doesn`t increase heart attack risk

A new study has found that testosterone therapy does not increase men`s risk for heart attack.

Gene mutations that lower heart risks may help develop new drugs

Researchers have shown that people with variation in a gene that inhibits a specific protein in the blood - apolipoprotein C3 - have a significantly lower level of normal blood lipids than people without this gene variation.

Music could help recover stroke victims

Stroke victims could recover earlier if they take up any musical instrument, according to experts of Goldsmiths, University of London.

FDA approves many drugs that up heart and stroke risk

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under fire after it approved many drugs that predictably increase heart and stroke risk.

Fruits, vegetables could cut stroke risk

Researchers have said that eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide.

New breakthrough could help heal `broken` hearts

Researchers have said that a type of cell that builds mouse hearts can renew itself.

New ultrasound device may help detect heart attack, stroke risk

Researchers have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke.

Severe sleep apnea could up risk of stroke, cancer and death

Researchers have linked moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea to an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death.

How to cope with fatigue after a stroke

New research suggests that dreams of returning to everyday life as it was before the stroke may contribute to the patients` experiences of fatigue and that it may be a help to establish new routines instead of trying to regain old ones.

BP reading above normal may increase stroke risk: Study

Anyone with blood pressure that is higher than the optimal 120/80 reading may be more likely to have a stroke, according to a new analysis.

Substance naturally found in humans can help fight brain damage from stroke

Researchers have said that a molecular substance occurring naturally in humans and rats was found to "substantially reduce" brain damage after an acute stroke.

Angry outbursts `ups heart attack risk`

A new study suggests that people who do not vent out their anger are more likely at a risk to have a heart attack. So, people who lose their calm often are more likely at risk of cardiac arrests.

Death of partner linked with increased heart attack and stroke risk

Researchers have suggested that the risk of heart attack or stroke is increased in the 30 days after a partner`s death.

BP medications after stroke not beneficial: Study

Lowering blood pressure during the first 48 hours after a stroke does not reduce the likelihood of death or major disability, claims research.