Cranberry juice may protect against killer diseases

Drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke, says a study.

Special protein in brain may up stroke risk

A special protein found in the brain's tiniest blood vessels may increase the risk of stroke, find researchers.

Urban noise linked to 'midriff bulge'

 As per a new research, the sounds of urban life may make your belly fatter, cause premature aging and lead to stroke.

Three cups of coffee a day could slash heart disease risk

Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may slash the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke by more than a fifth, new research has claimed.

'Deadly' stroke ages your brain function by eight years

In a new study, scientists have found that stroke claims eight years worth of your brain function.

Stroke steals eight years of brain function

Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, robbing them of memory and thinking speed, new research says.

'Star Trek' actress Nichelle Nichols suffers stroke
'Star Trek' actress Nichelle Nichols suffers stroke

 Veteran actress Nichelle Nichols, who starred as communications officer Lt Uhura on the original "Star Trek" TV series back in the 1960s, has suffered a mild stroke.

Kidney health better indicator of heart disease risk

Simple parameters of the kidney's functions and damage may be better at predicting the risk of heart failure and death from heart attack and stroke than traditional tests of cholesterol levels and blood pressure, new research suggests.

Follow these tips to reduce stroke risk

Scientists have come up with easy to remember pointers, which can help reduce the risk of having a stroke.

Long-term depression may double stroke risk: Study

Long-term depression may double the risk of stroke for middle-aged adults, according to a new research.

Half hour of exercise 6 days a week cuts death risk by 40 percent

Indulging in physical activities for 30 minutes 6 days a week could slash death risk from any cause in elderly men by 40 percent, claims a new study.

Seniors with lingering depression double their stroke risk despite treatment

A new study has suggested that long-term depression may double the risk of stroke in adults over 50 and stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away.

Jimmy Greaves in intensive care after stroke
Jimmy Greaves in intensive care after stroke

Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves has suffered a severe stroke and is in intensive care in hospital, his family said on Monday.

Neurointervention technique helps 60-year-old overcome partial paralysis

A 60 year-old man, who suffered an acute stroke leading to partial body paralysis, was saved by performing a neurointervention technique at a city hospital, hospital authorities said on Saturday.

Urine test can predict obesity risk

The chemicals in urine could hold a clue to who is likely to become obese in future, new research says.

Air pollution bad for your brain too

Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution may cause subtle structural changes in the brain that increase risks of poor cognitive function and dementia, says a study.

Former Singapore president recovering after stroke

Former Singapore president SR Nathan who served the nation for the longest tenure has suffered a stroke and is recovering now in hospital, his family has said.

'Game-changing' new method to treat stroke

Removal of the clot causing a severe stroke, in combination with the standard medication, improves the restoration of blood flow to the brain and may result in better long term outcomes, a new study has found.

New treatment holds best option for stroke patient

For its ability to reduce the incidence of disability, a procedure called endovascular therapy (ET) could be the best option for many stroke sufferers, says a study co-authored by an Indian-origin doctor.

Can aspirin save you from cancer?

Elderly people are increasingly turning to aspirin to protect themselves from heart ailments and cancer, reveals a new survey.