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Heavy snowfall is linked to higher risk of heart attack: Study

Heavy snowfall is linked to higher risk of heart attack: Study

A new research suggests that people who are living in areas with winter snow are at increased risk of heart attack after a heavy snowstorm.

Women menstruating before age 13 have higher risk of stroke

Women menstruating before age 13 have higher risk of stroke

Girls who start their periods at the age of 13 or younger may be nearly 1.8 times more likely to suffer a stroke than those who start at the age of 15, says a new study.

No improvement in heart failure survival rates in two decades

No improvement in heart failure survival rates in two decades

 There has been no improvement since 1998 in survival rates for heart failure patients, a new study has found.

People living in higher altitudes at lower risk of heart diseases, diabetes

People living in higher altitudes at lower risk of heart diseases, diabetes

The researchers used data from a Spanish project, where participants have been voluntarily submitting information about their health twice-yearly since 1999.

Safer, effective way to improve stroke treatments is here – Read

Safer, effective way to improve stroke treatments is here – Read

The standard of care for treating strokes caused by blood clots involves the therapeutic infusion of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) -- an enzyme that helps dissolve clots, which can help to dissolve the clots and restore blood flow.

Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

The study found that daily consumption of hot red chilli peppers can lead to a 13 per cent reduction in total mortality, primarily in heart disease or stroke.

Heart disease: Five simple ways to prevent it!

Heart disease: Five simple ways to prevent it!

Heart disease has now become the leading cause of mortality in in our country.

Reduce heart attack risk by dropping cholesterol to 'new born baby levels', says study

Reduce heart attack risk by dropping cholesterol to 'new born baby levels', says study

This lowest cholesterol levels is only achievable in adulthood, through medication, as well as lifestyle changes like healthy food and exercise, the researchers suggested.  

Indians more likely to face premature death due to stroke, heart attack

Indians more likely to face premature death due to stroke, heart attack

As per an alarming study which raises concern among people, experts claim that Indian are more likely to face premature death due to heart ailments and stroke.

 Yoga reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension

Yoga reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension

Both prehypertension and high blood pressure raises the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure.

Twenty percent of brain stroke patients aged 40 or less

Twenty percent of brain stroke patients aged 40 or less

As per some globally-renowned neuroscience around the world, the existing rate of patients with brain stroke is on the rise and the average age is considered to be 40 years or less.

Actor-director Keo Woolford dies at 49

Actor-director Keo Woolford dies at 49

Actor/director Keo Woolford has died after three days after suffering a stroke. He was 49. Woolford, who directed acclaimed 2013 indie film "The Haumana", passed away on Monday, according to his publicist, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Researchers develop novel drug to repair brain damage in stroke patients

Researchers develop novel drug to repair brain damage in stroke patients

It can potentially reduce the number of brain cells destroyed by stroke and also help in repairing the damage done to a certain extent.

Sipping alcohol in small quantity could prevent strokes

Sipping alcohol in small quantity could prevent strokes

The study of 20,000 adults found that up to three units of alcohol a day appeared to reduce the risk of an ischaemic stroke, where the blood supply is stopped due to a blood clot.

Insomnia increases risk of stroke, irregular heartbeat

Insomnia increases risk of stroke, irregular heartbeat

Are you suffering from insomnia? Well, this sleep disorder may increase the risk of an irregular and often rapid heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation or arrhythmia.

Diabetes mellitus: Reasons why diabetic complications are much more dangerous and deadly!

Diabetes mellitus: Reasons why diabetic complications are much more dangerous and deadly!

Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, is a chronic condition in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high.

Sleep deprivation: Five ways lack of sleep affects your health!

People who have sleep problems are at an higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and and stroke.

Keeping strokes at bay - Eat an egg every morning for breakfast!

The study found that consuming an egg - nutrient-rich source of high quality protein - per may reduce the risk of stroke by 12 per cent.

WHO urges SE Asian countries to strengthen health system against stroke

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday urged the countries of the Southeast Asian region to strengthen their health care system to tackle the rising incidence of stroke witnessed in the region along with other low income countries every year.

A third of strokes caused by air pollution, lifestyle diseases in India

As India continue to report 16 lakh cases of stroke every year, health experts have said that at least one third of these cases are caused by mere modifiable lifestyle factors and deteriorating air quality.