What is bad for your heart can also shrink brain

Researchers have identified how specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, may damage the brain, thereby increasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Green corridor created to transport live heart in Bengaluru

Police created a 23-kilometre-long green corridor and successfully transported a live heart from the Sagar Hospital at Banneraghatta Road to Narayana Hrudayalaya at Hosuru Road in Bengaluru in less than 20 minutes.

New app tracks health of heart and lung patients

A new smartphone app that monitors patients suffering from chronic cardiopulmonary diseases by analysing the way they walk can warn doctors at the first sign of trouble.

Menopause raises heart disease risk in women

Post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts - a risk factor for heart disease - than their pre-menopausal counterparts, new research shows.

Scientists create 'mini hearts' from stem cells

Scientists have developed beating heart tissue from stem cells, an advance that could help screen for drugs likely to generate cardiac birth defects and guide decisions about which drugs are dangerous during pregnancy.

What your tweets tell about your heart health

Does using Twitter have any effect on your heart health? Many people, including those at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US feel it does.

Mumbai hospital performs 100 liver transplants in two years

Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has notched a record of 100 liver transplants since the inception of its state-of-the-art Centre for Liver Transplant in 2013, hospital officials said here on Friday.

First 3D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques

 Heart experts, including one of an Indian-origin, have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce the first 3D anatomic model of a patient's heart.

Pomegranate-date cocktail: Perfect combo for your heart!

As per a new study, combination of red pomegranates and luscious toffee-like dates can help you win the war against heart disease. Just half a glass of pomegranate juice a day with a handful of dates can do the trick!

UAE's first artificial battery-powered heart transplant

 A 21-year-old student in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city of Sharjah, has received the country's first artificial heart transplant, a media report said on Friday.

Is exercise putting your heart at risk?

People are rarely at heart attack risk after workout-sessions, but recent exercise-related death of a prominent Wall Street executive has stirred anxiety among people.

Protein found to aid heart function in old age

A protein called vinculin helps in sustaining the performance of cardiac muscle cells as we grow old, new research says.

Puberty onset predicts later life diseases

The age at which children hit puberty is linked to diseases that they develop later on in their lives, says a study.

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said on Tuesday.

Dubai takes Anil Kapoor's heart away
Dubai takes Anil Kapoor's heart away

Actor Anil Kapoor is smitten by the culture in the Middle East. The actor, who is in Dubai for an award show, says the place has a “piece of his heart”. 

Two or more drinks daily may damage heart in the elderly

Having two or more drinks daily may damage the heart of elderly people, a study has warned.

Faster the heart pulse, higher the future risk of diabetes

A new study linking heart rate and diabetes has suggested that a person's risk of diabetes can be determined by evaluating the heart rate.

Brain or heart? Where you place thy 'sense of self' says a lot about you

As per a new study, people tend to locate their "sense of self" in the brain or the heart.

Coping with a Down Syndrome child

Parents of children born with Down Syndrome often struggle to cope with the baffling new realities of their lives and among the biggest challenges they have to overcome is acceptance.

Bitter taste receptors found on human hearts

Smell and taste receptors normally found in the nose and mouth can also be present on the human heart, scientists have found.