Gut hormone-drug combination therapy may help tackle type 2 diabetes

Scientists have revealed that a combined treatment with a drug that mimics the action of a gut hormone and basal insulin is more effective at improving blood sugar control than other anti-diabetic treatments.

Fishermen killing case: After stroke, marine seeks return to Italy

Massimiliano Latorre, one of the Italian marines facing murder charges in India, has submitted a request to the Supreme Court to allow him to return to Italy for his "more rapid and complete recovery" after he suffered a condition similar to a mild stroke.

Banana can reduce risk of stroke, death in older women

A new study has found that postmenopausal women who consume potassium-rich foods like banana face lesser risk of stroke and death.

Consuming fruits regularly almost halves heart disease risk

A new study has suggested that eating fruits on a daily basis minimizes the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) up to 40percent.

Women at greater stroke risk from resistant hyper-tension

The condition known as Resistant Hyper-tension increases stroke risk by 35 percent in women and 20 percent in elderly patients, according to new research.

Aspirin lowers risk of stroke and heart attacks

A new study has revealed that low dose aspirin lowers the occurrence of new venous blood clots.

Leslie Phillips suffers stroke

British actor Leslie Phillips has been hospitalised following a stroke.

Nearly 1.65 mn people die per year due to excess sodium consumption

A new study has revealed that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above the World Health Organization`s recommendation of 2.0g (2,000mg) per day, researchers have found in a new analysis evaluating populations across 187 countries.

Daily dose of aspirin keeps cancer at bay

A new study has revealed that taking a daily dose of aspirin reduces the risk of cancer.

Why `tree nuts` are good for your health revealed

A new study has revealed that eating tree nuts can help in reducing two of the five markers for metabolic syndrome that could lead to life threatening problems such as strokes and heart diseases.

Extreme temperatures increase risk of heart failure or stroke

A new study has found that extremely high or low temperatures significant increase the number of deaths caused by heart failure or stroke.

2 min of intense exercise helps elderly stay healthy

Experts have revealed that intense workout regime for only 2 minutes twice a week over a month and a half would help people aged over 60 stay fit and lowered their chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

Monitor pulse after stroke to avoid second

Regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke can prevent a second stroke.

Benefits of `Ginkgo biloba` revealed

A new animal study has discovered that `Ginkgo biloba` helps in enhancing neurogenesis and improves recovery following a stroke.

Tiny beating hearts grown in lab

Miniature human hearts that beat of their own accord have been grown in the lab using stem cells.

Bone marrow stem cells may help treat stroke

Stem cells culled from bone marrow may prove beneficial in stroke recovery, scientists say.

How stress increases stroke and heart attack risk

Researchers have shown that anger, anxiety, and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase heart disease risk.

Acupuncture improves activation of functional brain areas in stroke sufferers

Both acupuncture at Waiguan (SJ5) and sham acupuncture can activate/deactivate several brain regions in patients with ischemic stroke.

Soon, quicker and more precise way to diagnose stroke

In an attempt to prevent deaths from stroke, scientists are creating a new blood test that could quickly and more accurately confirm whether someone is having a stroke and what kind.

Why is it important to know common warning signs of stroke?

A stroke can be defined as a condition in which the brain cells suddenly die due to lack of oxygen.
Sometimes, stroke is referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or colloquially brain attack.