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Heart disease

Injecting drugs may up bacterial heart infections: Study

There were 60,529 admissions to hospital of people who inject drugs and, of these, 733 had infective endocarditis linked to injecting drugs.

Jan 28, 2019, 17:48 PM IST

Pregnancy can raise risk of heart disease: Study

Each delivery increases the risk of coronary heart disease by five per cent and strokes by three per cent, the researchers said.

Jan 26, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

Heart disease risk begins even before we are born: Study

Children born to a mother who was obese during pregnancy are at greater risk of heart disease than siblings born to the same mother after bariatric surgery to reduce maternal obesity.

Jan 23, 2019, 13:41 PM IST

Study details how high fibre diets make for healthier lives

For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer fell by 5 to 27 percent, the study said.

Jan 11, 2019, 11:35 AM 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

Women with heart diseases should give birth within 40 weeks

Most women with heart disease have a healthy pregnancy, but researchers recommend that they should be aware that they have a higher risk of obstetric complications, including premature labor, pre-eclampsia, and post-partum bleeding.

Aug 27, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

Is coconut oil poisonous?

Harvard Professor Michels claimed that due to the presence of saturated fatty acids in coconut oil, it clogs coronary arteries, which is bad for the heart. 

Aug 24, 2018, 14:51 PM IST

Air pollution shortens life by more than one year in India

If air pollution were removed as a risk for death, people in the world could live at least a year longer and in India, says study.

Aug 23, 2018, 17:37 PM IST

Warm room temperatures may help lower blood pressure

The research team found the effect of indoor temperature on blood pressure was stronger among people who do not exercise regularly.

Aug 23, 2018, 15:15 PM 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

Being overweight may up heart disease risk

Thickening of vessel walls is widely considered to be the first sign of atherosclerosis, a disease in which fatty plaques build up within the arteries and lead to heart disease, a researcher said.


Aug 04, 2018, 12:29 PM IST

Even low air pollution level may cause heart disease

Higher exposures to the pollutants are linked to more significant changes in the structure of the heart, reseachers said.

Aug 03, 2018, 14:21 PM IST

Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk

Consuming fatty fish four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and prevent the risk of heart disease, finds a study.

Apr 19, 2018, 14:29 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

Daily exercise may help people with heart disease in family

When heart disease runs in the family, more physical activity may be the best defence, say researchers. According to the findings reported in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, greater grip strength, more physical activity and better cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with reduced risk for heart attacks and stroke -- even among people with a genetic pre-disposition for heart disease.

Apr 10, 2018, 10:08 AM IST

No high death risk for breast cancer patients from heart ailments: Study

Contrary to earlier findings, German researchers have concluded that there is no higher risk of death from heart disease in breast cancer patients following radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

Apr 09, 2018, 18:01 PM IST

11-month-old Chinese baby with three legs gets extra limb removed

The baby was born with three legs due to an extremely rare fault in pregnancy.

Mar 22, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

Unhealthy weight gain increases risk of heart attacks, high BP: Study

A new study has found that unhealthy weight gain can increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.

Mar 19, 2018, 11:21 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

Vegetarian diet just as effective as Mediterranean diet in reducing heart disease risk, claims study

The results showed that people on either diet had lost about four pounds of their weight overall, along with a three-pound loss of body fat.

Feb 27, 2018, 10:14 AM IST