Bharat Ratna former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee celebrates his 90th birthday today. The master orator is now silent by a stroke in 2009. He has been living the life of a recluse, away from the political humdrum and suffering from poor health.
Researchers have recently revealed that patients suffering from the world's most common heart rhythm disorder who can manage their lifestyle factors are five times more likely to have long-term survival.
The Indian healthcare system is not ready to meet the "huge burden" of strokes or brain attacks that affect around 1.5 million people each year, an expert said Wednesday, stressing the establishment of stroke-care units in government-run institutions to reach out to the masses.
Including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish in diet; engaging in physical activity and keeping the blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first time stroke.