Loneliness, isolation may up heart disease, stroke risk: Study

Analysis of the data showed that loneliness/social isolation was associated with a 29 per cent increased risk of a heart or angina attack and a 32 per cent heightened risk of having a stroke.

Post-stroke inflammation can help brain to self-heal

When stroke occurs, the nerve cells in the damaged area of the brain die, causing an inflammation that attracts cells from the immune system.

Irregular heart rhythm leads to poor physical performance

 Older adults who develop irregular heartbeat are likely to have more age-related declines in walking speed, strength, balance and other aspects of physical performance, new research has found.

New genes responsible for stroke, dementia discovered

 A team of US researchers has found a new set of genes that may be responsible for stroke and dementia -- the two most common and disabling neurological conditions.

Eat fresh fruit to keep heart diseases at bay!

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London: Everyone should include fruits in their daily diet to lead a healthy lifestyle.

A new study has found that eating fruits everyday helps can keep heart diseases at bay.

Dietary calcium may lower heart disease risk

 Higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults.

'Simple' methods to prevent heart attack, stroke found

The three methods examined included two forms of therapy - statins, a group of cholesterol-lowering drugs, and antihypertensives, a class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure.

Gut bacteria may help prevent stroke: Study

 Certain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke, according to a new study that suggests modifying the gut's microbiotic makeup may help prevent the deadly condition.

Obese women using oral contraceptives at stroke risk

 Overweight women using oral birth pills are likely to have an increased risk of a rare type of stroke, suggests a study.

Heart attack, stroke risk doubles after drinking alcohol

Heart attack, stroke risk doubles after drinking alcohol Moderate consumption of alcohol may double the risk of heart attack and stroke in the hour after drinking, a new study has warned.

Climate change could kill 500000 extra lives by 2050

Climate change could kill 500000 extra lives by 2050

The research is the strongest evidence yet that climate change could have damaging consequences for food production and health worldwide and is the first of its kind to assess the impact of climate change on diet composition and bodyweight, and to estimate the number of deaths they will cause in 155 countries in 2050.

Genes linked to stroke risk identified

The project is believed to be roughly twice as large as any previous study investigating the genetic factors contributing to ischemic stroke. 

Increase in pollution leads to rise in strokes

Increase in pollution leads to rise in strokes

The team evaluated air quality data collected between 2010 and 2013 from 1,118 counties in 49 states in America and from 120 cities in 32 provinces in China. 

'Too much' or 'too little' sleep can increase stroke sisk!

A new study suggests that getting the right amount of sleep and exercising several times a week can significantly can reduce the risk of stroke.

Useful tips to prevent lifestyle diseases!

Following certain guidelines can help prevent or cut down your risk of getting lifestyle diseases.

Depression ups stroke and heart disease risk in elderly

During all study visits, fewer than 10 percent of the participants were taking medications for depression.

Relax! Coffee won't give your heart extra beats

 You have another reason to drink that cup of coffee. Researchers including an Indian-origin medical student now report that regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which may lead - in rare cases - to heart- or stroke-elated morbidity and mortality.

Poor sleep in old age linked to hardened brain arteries

These findings were independent of other cardiovascular risk factors, such as body mass, smoking history, diabetes, and hypertension, or other medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, pain, depression or heart failure.

Overweight young adults can reduce diabetes risk if they lose weight early enough: Study

New research has found that the risk of diabetes associated with obesity can be reversed if obese young people make efforts to lose weight before middle-age.