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.

Heart diseases emerge to be the biggest killer worldwide!

Heart disease and stroke were the number one and number two killers worldwide in 2013, reveals a new report.

Using Western BP guidelines may up stroke risk in Asian patients

 European and North American blood pressure guidelines, issued last year, may actually increase the stroke risk if adapted for Asian patients, particularly the elderly, experts have warned.

Ultrasound can identify people at high stroke risk

By using ultrasound, we can identify the patients who are at a higher risk of stroke and thus would benefit from surgery,” said study author.

Bilingualism eases stroke recovery

A team of researchers has discovered that bilinguals are twice as likely to recover from a stroke compared to their unilingual counterparts.

Namibian cricketer van Schoor dies

Namibian cricketer van Schoor dies

The 25-year-old died after collapsing during a South African domestic game against Free State.

Namibian cricketer Raymond van Schoor passes away aged 25

Namibian batsman Raymond van Schoor passed away on Friday, five days after he collapsed whilst playing for Namibia in Windhoek. He was 25.

Walking faster, longer good for elderly

The study found that those who were more active had significantly lower risk of future heart attacks and stroke.

How air pollution risks your heart?

A team of researchers has explained what effect air pollution has on heart disease patients.

Sweetened drinks tied to increased heart failure risk

Regular consumption of sweetened drinks has been associated with changes in blood pressure, insulin levels, and inflammatory markers, as well as weight gain.

World Stroke Day: Ways you can reduce your risk!

Worldwide, stroke kills 3 million women and 2.5 million men every year.  

Blood pressure meds can't undo all damage

As per a recent study, treating out-of-control blood pressure with antihypertensive medication can greatly reduce your risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure, but the current approach to treatment can't undo all of the previous damage or restore cardiovascular disease risk to ideal levels.

Pacemaker-checks good way to ward off stroke

Pacemakers can detect asymptomatic AF but are not routinely monitored for this purpose.

Gender gap exists in usage of post-heart attack meds

A new study has revealed that young women are less likely to be prescribed or take post-heart attack medications.

Lower the systolic BP, lesser the risk of hypertension complication

LVH, the enlargement and thickening of the walls of the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber, is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, stroke and even sudden cardiac death.

Skin psoriasis linked to higher cardiovascular risk

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease which occurs when skin cells grow too quickly, resulting in thick white or red patches of skin.