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Breastfeeding lowers mother's heart attack, stroke risk

Breastfeeding lowers mother's heart attack, stroke risk

Researchers said that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing heart disease or stroke later in life.

Is long-term consumption of aspirin advisable for stroke patients? Study reveals eye-opening consequences!

Is long-term consumption of aspirin advisable for stroke patients? Study reveals eye-opening consequences!

Long term consumption of aspirin in stroke patients has been found to cause the risk of fatal or disabling bleeding, increased with age. 

Newly-developed robotic device may help restore movement in stroke patients

Newly-developed robotic device may help restore movement in stroke patients

The rehabilitation robotic system, developed at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea, measures the 3 degree-of-freedom (DOF) impedance of human forearm and wrist in minutes.

Older adults suffering from cirrhosis are at higher risk of stroke!

Older adults suffering from cirrhosis are at higher risk of stroke!

Cirrhosis is a condition of chronic liver damage from a variety of causes leading to scarring and liver failure.

Strokes may increase desire for alcohol: Study

Strokes may increase desire for alcohol: Study

According to the study, stroke kills neurons in a part of the brain called the dorsal lateral striatum, and they stop inhibiting certain neurons in the mid-brain.

Statins may improve heart structure, function

Statins may improve heart structure, function

It is because statins reduce oxidative stress and dampen the production of growth factors which stimulate cell growth. 

Expecting mothers, beware! Preeclampsia may increase your risk of stroke by 6 times

Expecting mothers, beware! Preeclampsia may increase your risk of stroke by 6 times

Pregnancy-associated stroke occurs up to 6 times more often in women with preeclampsia compared with pregnant women overall.

Beware: Young adults suffering from hypertension at higher risk of stroke in adulthood!

Beware: Young adults suffering from hypertension at higher risk of stroke in adulthood!

The condition, which primarily affects young adults aged between 18 to 49 is commonly treated in elderly patients. 

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke

High blood pressure can cause blood clots to form in the arteries leading to your brain, blocking blood flow and leading to lack of oxygen supply to the brain cells and tissues, potentially causing a stroke.

Scientists grow 'brain cells on a chip' that could help treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Scientists grow 'brain cells on a chip' that could help treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Researchers said that such implants can help the brain recover after damage due to an accident, stroke or degenerative neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Eating cheese may not increase risk of heart disease or stroke: Study

Eating cheese may not increase risk of heart disease or stroke: Study

Scientists at the University of Reading in the UK conducted the largest analysis of population cohort studies, representing almost a million participants and over 93,000 deaths.

Salt intake: Indians consume more than 100% of daily recommended amount

Salt intake: Indians consume more than 100% of daily recommended amount

Excessive consumption of salt can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

As per the study, tiny particles in polluted air can travel from the lungs into our bloodstream and increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

New smart glove to make physical exams more accurate

New smart glove to make physical exams more accurate

The device is built on a regular sports glove that a doctor can wear while holding and moving a patient's limb back and forth.

You thought sugary soft drinks were bad? Diet soda could be worse! - This is why

You thought sugary soft drinks were bad? Diet soda could be worse! - This is why

Both sugary and diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain ageing, according to the findings published in two separate studies.

Restriction in trans fats leads to healthier communities: Study

Restriction in trans fats leads to healthier communities: Study

According to a new study, areas that restrict trans fats in foods see a lot fewer hospitilisations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions.

Eating fresh fruits daily may reduce risk of diabetes by 12 per cent

Eating fresh fruits daily may reduce risk of diabetes by 12 per cent

Want to lower the risk of diabetes? Well, a new study has showed that eating a bowl of fresh fruits daily may reduce the risk of developing the disease by 12 per cent.

Reversing ageing: Elderly need as much sleep as younger people to turn back the clock

Reversing ageing: Elderly need as much sleep as younger people to turn back the clock

Similarly, researchers say that older people need as much sleep as those who are younger in order to turn back their clock on ageing.

Insomnia may elevate risk of stroke, heart attack

Insomnia may elevate risk of stroke, heart attack

Researchers have found that suffering from insomnia may put people at increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat increases risk of stroke, heart disease

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat increases risk of stroke, heart disease

A new research has shown that survivors of childhood brain tumours have high body fat which increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death.