Want to reduce chances of stroke? Eat more fruits, vegetables and dairy products daily

 Vegetarian food items like fruit, vegetables and dairy products can lower the risk of ischaemic stroke. According to reseachers, who have published a study in the European Heart Journal, different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke. The study pints out that higher intakes of fruit, vegetables and dairy products is beneficial and can mitigate the chances of stroke.

Feb 25, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

Diabetes has become epidemic in India, needs urgent attention: Health expert

"Stroke, diabetes is the commonest underlying factor. Heart attack, diabetes is the commonest underlying factor. That's why it is so important. It is an epidemic.

Jun 17, 2018, 15:41 PM IST

Obesity raises risk of irregular heart rate

Obesity may increase risk of developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, says a study of nearly 70,00 patients.

Apr 19, 2018, 13:31 PM IST

Three cups of coffee, tea daily may cut stroke risk: Study

A single cup of coffee contains about 95 mg of caffeine. It acts as a stimulant to the central nervous system and works to block the effects of adenosine -- a chemical that causes atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Apr 17, 2018, 17:00 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

Gene therapy may boost stroke recovery

The study, carried out on mice, shows that turning on a gene inside cells called astrocytes results in a smaller scar and -- potentially -- a more effective recovery from injury.

Mar 28, 2018, 18:17 PM IST

This drug may reduce harmful inflammation in stroke patients

The study follows earlier research that shows the drug given as an intravenous therapy reduces inflammation in stroke and sub-arachnoid haemorrhage patients.

Mar 27, 2018, 15:55 PM IST

Flu, pneumonia may increase risk of heart attack, stroke in older adults: Study

A new study has found that aged people who are diagnosed with flu or pneumonia are six times more likely to suffer from heart attack or stroke in the days after infection.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:18 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

Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language

The study found that all the individuals studied, aged 12 to 25, who had a left-brain perinatal stroke, used the right side of their brains for language. 

Feb 19, 2018, 17:53 PM IST

Beware! Short children could be at a higher risk of stroke in adulthood

While adult height is genetically determined, it is also influenced by factors such as maternal diet during pregnancy, childhood diet, infection and psychological stress.

Feb 16, 2018, 18:32 PM IST

Video games can improve mobility in stroke patients: Study

For the findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team explored the extent and location of brain injuries in 167 stroke patients for more than three years.

Feb 15, 2018, 19:17 PM IST

Eating green leafy vegetables may reduce stroke risk: Study

According to the findings, people who ate more green leafy vegetables had 64 per cent lower risk of experiencing a stroke.

Jan 28, 2018, 18:50 PM IST

Research reveals another downside of drinking sugary drinks, juices – Read

People who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia.

Jan 02, 2018, 17:38 PM IST

Daily consumption of cheese linked to reduction in heart attack, stroke risk

All cheese is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins which help protect against cardiovascular disease.

Dec 03, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

Indians' lung capacity 30% lower than North Americans, Europeans: Scientist

A report released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) yesterday says every third child in Delhi has impaired lungs.

Nov 29, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

Scientists develop video game to boost recovery of stroke patients

The findings showed that the performance of the patient was boosted when they played with a healthy volunteer, compared to if they were playing the game on their own.  

Nov 20, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Eating too quickly may up risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes

Eating quickly was also associated with more weight gain, larger waistline and higher blood glucose.

Nov 16, 2017, 11:37 AM IST

Neck massage turns into nightmare for Punjab man after he suffers a stroke

He was rushed to the hospital with sudden onset aphasia – language impairment – and weakness of both lower limbs.

Nov 09, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Drinking two sodas a week enough to up heart disease, diabetes risk

For the study, data from 36 studies on people who consumed five or more sugary beverages a week and risk factors of the soda were analysed by researchers.

Nov 03, 2017, 17:46 PM IST