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Cardiovascular disease

Eat more plant-based foods for better heart health

Study shows eating a larger proportion of plant-based foods and a smaller proportion of animal-based foods may help reduce your risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other type of cardiovascular disease.

Aug 07, 2019, 17:31 PM IST

Your video selfie may measure blood pressure

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have tested a technology called transdermal optical imaging that measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

Breast cancer raises heart disease risk

The goal of the study was to compare and evaluate risk factors for cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women who are survivors of breast cancer and women without breast cancer. For the findings, more than 90 postmenopausal breast cancer survivors were compared with 192 postmenopausal women.

Jun 20, 2019, 12:23 PM IST

Sauna sessions as exhausting as moderate exercise: Study

Contrary to the previous assumption, researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Medical Center Berlin (MCB) in Germany found that the blood pressure does not drop during a sauna session.

Jun 13, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 million early deaths

For the study, the researchers used global data from multiple studies and estimates from the World Health Organization in making their calculations.

Jun 11, 2019, 11:31 AM IST

E-cigarette use may increase heart disease risk: Study

The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that endothelial cells exposed to the e-liquids or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. 

May 28, 2019, 12:15 PM IST

Common protein form linked to cardiac, metabolic diseases: Study

Cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) is a cluster of conditions that increase a person's risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. 

Feb 05, 2019, 10:20 AM IST

Pregnancy can raise risk of heart disease: Study

Women had a four per cent increase in the incidence of cardiovascular disease each time they gave birth, regardless of weight, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and income.

Jan 26, 2019, 14:07 PM IST

Higher calcium levels may predict heart disease

 People from South Asia are known to have a high chance of developing cardiovascular disease and represent more than 60 per cent of cardiovascular disease patients worldwide.

Jan 12, 2019, 12:52 PM IST

Exposure to arsenic may increase coronary heart disease risk: Study

The study highlights the potential need for additional worldwide efforts and strategies "to reduce human exposures even in settings where there is a relatively lower average level of exposure," researchers said. 

Aug 30, 2018, 17:03 PM IST

Anaemia in pregnancy may signal heart disease, says study

Simple blood tests during pregnancy may reveal cardiovascular disease and stroke, up to 25 years before the disease outbreak, said researchers.

Aug 28, 2018, 13:09 PM IST

Cooking with coal, wood may up cardiovascular death risk: Study

It has been suggested that air pollution from cooking with solid fuels, such as coal, wood, or charcoal, may lead to premature death from cardiovascular disease, but there is limited evidence.

Aug 27, 2018, 15:34 PM IST

Inadequate sleep may fuel cardiovascular diseases in men

High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, low physical activity, and poor sleep quality were more common in men who slept five or fewer hours per night compared to those who got seven to eight hours.

Aug 27, 2018, 10:35 AM IST

Does air pollution trigger cardiovascular disease?

A study has found that air pollution, and fine dust, in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. 

Aug 23, 2018, 12:28 PM IST

Menopause symptoms may increase the risk cardiovascular disease

A new study has revealed that severe menopausal symptoms such as sleep disturbance, hot flashes and depression, may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Apr 12, 2018, 12:03 PM IST

Protein from nuts, seeds could be good for your heart

While eating red meat that is rich in protein is linked with increased risk of heart disease, protein from nuts and seeds could be beneficial for the human heart, suggests a study including more than 80,000 participants.

Apr 05, 2018, 11:12 AM IST

Do you have a strong hand grip? It could be good for your heart

The study found that despite having a lower heart mass, people with stronger hand grips were often pumping more blood per heart beat.

Mar 15, 2018, 18:00 PM IST

Playing football linked to increased cardiovascular risk

Atrial fibrillation is known to cause heart palpitations, dizziness and chest pain and increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and heart failure. 

Mar 01, 2018, 17:44 PM IST

Drink 'grassmilk' to reduce cardiovascular disease risk, suggests study

Daily consumption of grassmilk dairy products could potentially improve health trends, the study noted. 

Mar 01, 2018, 16:46 PM IST

Veteran actress Sridevi's death underlines the lack of cardiac arrest treatment for women

According to a US study, women are less likely to receive life-saving treatments and less likely to survive, in comparison to men.

Feb 25, 2018, 17:00 PM IST