Memory lapses put highly educated at greater stroke risk

People who have attained a high level of education and also complain about memory lapses face a higher risk of a stroke, says a study, adding that the results apply evenly to men and women.

Scientists make stem cell breakthrough

 An Australian research team together with international scientists has discovered a new stem cell that can be programmed to become any part of the body.

WHO stresses on improving indoor air quality

 Half of the deaths due to pneumonia in children aged less than five years in India can be attributed to household air pollution, according to World Health Organisation.

Brain scan after mild stroke can predict future risk

 A brain scan within 24 hours of a mild, non-disabling stroke, can predict when patients will be at the highest risk of another stroke or when symptoms may worsen, says a study.

Side effects of long working hours make Britons seek change!

A recent survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that one in every 10 Britons would like to work fever hours looking at the rising health ailments of long working hours.

Brain knows what is virtual or real: Study
Brain knows what is virtual or real: Study

Neurons in the brain react differently to virtual reality than they do to real-life environments, shows a study.

Gene that helps reducing stroke risk found

 A gene that reduces the risk of stroke in young and middle-aged adults has been discovered.

Healthy gut microbiota can help reduce metabolic syndrome risks

 A new study has revealed that healthy gut microbiota can help prevent metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of factors that increases risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke in people.

Regular BP medication doesn't heighten breast cancer risk in women

 A new study has discovered that women who consume general blood pressure medication don't face increased of developing breast cancer.

Diabetic women at high risk of suffering a stroke: Expert

Women with diabetes are twice at the risk of suffering a stroke as those without the disease, an Austrian expert has said.

Here's why some women are more prone to heart disease than others

 A new research has revealed that the hormone estrogen in women plays a key role in regulating two of the most common risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

Stroke-care centres in Indian hospitals must, says expert

The Indian healthcare system is not ready to meet the "huge burden" of strokes or brain attacks that affect around 1.5 million people each year, an expert said Wednesday, stressing the establishment of stroke-care units in government-run institutions to reach out to the masses.

Eating fruits, vegetables, nuts helps to lower stroke risk

Including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish in diet; engaging in physical activity and keeping the blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first time stroke.  

Mental illness doubles cardiac, stroke risks

People facing mental health challenges are twice as likely to contract heart diseases, found a research.

Clinical trial sheds new light on BP management during stroke treatment

Through a new clinical trial, scientists have found the efficiency of standard procedure for managing blood pressure in stroke patients.

Mechanism that regenerates brain cells after stroke identified
Mechanism that regenerates brain cells after stroke identified

A team of researchers discovered a new mechanism that repairs brain after a stroke.

Synthetic molecule developed that mimics 'good' cholesterol to fight heart disease, stroke

Scientists have recently developed a synthetic molecule that mimics "good" cholesterol in order to help fight against heart disease and stroke.

Healthy diet, lifestyle halves stroke risk in women

A new research has indicated that a healthy diet and lifestyle may help women to avoid stroke by more than half in their life.

Now, blood test can help detect risk of Atrial fibrillation, stroke

A new study has revealed that a blood test can help in detecting the risk of Atrial fibrillation and stroke among the people who are genetically predisposed to the development of the problem.

How human brain works while unlocking a door revealed
How human brain works while unlocking a door revealed

Scientists recently discovered that there is a specific network in the human brain that helps people in using different tools or perform complex actions like inserting a key in lock.