Heart health

E-cigarettes cause equal heart health risks as tobacco cigarettes, study suggests

Fetterman and colleagues studied over 400 men and women, ages 21 to 45 years, who had not been diagnosed with heart disease or heart disease risk factors. Study participants included 94 nonsmokers, 285 cigarette smokers, 36 e-cigarette users, and 52 dual users who smoke combustible cigarettes and use e-cigarettes.

May 03, 2020, 12:05 PM IST

Even 25 cups of coffee a day not bad for heart: Study

For the study, involving 8,000 people in Britain, coffee consumption was categorised into three groups. Those who drink less than one cup a day, those who drink between one and three cups and those who drink more than three.

Jun 04, 2019, 11:47 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

Non-steroidal painkillers may harm your heart

The new findings point to the importance of closely monitoring the adverse effects of NSAIDs on heart health, particularly among individuals at high risk, said the researchers.

Mar 21, 2018, 17:46 PM 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

Urinary, respiratory tract infections may double stroke risk: Study

The effects of the common infections were of similar magnitude among the people suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol, researchers said.

Mar 14, 2018, 17:45 PM IST

Drones capable of reading human heart rate developed

The drones were created in conjunction with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to be deployed during humanitarian crises.

Mar 09, 2018, 17:47 PM IST

Young men more likely to die from heart attacks on weekends

While heart attacks are different from cardiac arrests, the former increases the risk of the latter by a huge margin. 

Mar 06, 2018, 16:59 PM IST

Brisk walking may help older women curb heart failure risk: Study

The study found that women above 60 years of age were three times more prone to heart failure risk.

Mar 05, 2018, 14:05 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

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

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

Sridevi dies of cardiac arrest: Causes, prevention, and factors that can put you at risk of the condition

Since cardiac arrest strikes immediately without warnings, it is important that we educate ourselves about this dangerous medical condition and know what to do when faced with the situation.

Feb 25, 2018, 10:16 AM IST

Number of years spent in obesity may up heart damage risk

Maintaining a healthy weight across the lifespan is important for keeping the heart healthy and minimising damage as people age, the researchers said.

Feb 21, 2018, 17:32 PM IST

Heart surgery in infants may cause deafness

For the study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, the researchers analyzed neurodevelopmental outcomes in these children. A total of 75 children were found to have developed hearing loss. 

Feb 16, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

Two or more servings of yogurt per week could curb heart disease risk: Study

Yogurt may independently be related to cardiovascular disease risk, according to the study published in the American Journal of Hypertension.

Feb 15, 2018, 13:09 PM IST

'New toolkit improves heart attack care in Indian hospitals'

The Acute Coronary Syndrome Quality Improvement in Kerala (ACS QUIK) study represents the largest randomised trial in cardiovascular medicine in India to date, researchers said.

Feb 14, 2018, 19:27 PM IST

Novel blood test may help you measure your heart health

According to the researchers, this research may help them to identify new targets for reducing the risk and eventually lead to more effective treatments.

Feb 08, 2018, 18:27 PM IST

Chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer may increase heart failure risk

Prompting attention to the fact that during treatment not only one's breast health but also general health, including that of the heart, should be considered, the researchers suggested.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:33 PM IST