Tag Archives: heart disease

Blue Corn Reduces Risk from BP, Diabetes, Cancer: Study

Eating blue corn may decrease the risk factor from metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, said a new study. The research undertaken by an Indian origin scientist and his team from the University of Central Florida in collaboration with researchers from Universidad Veracruzana and Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz in Mexico, found in their study of rats the blue corn ...

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Fidgeting or Leg Movement Lessen Heart Attack Risk: Study

Fidgeting or moving legs while in a sitting posture is helpful to heart in a long way, found researchers from the University of Missouri (USA). “Whether it’s binge watching our favourite TV show or working at a computer… a small amount of leg fidgeting could prevent a decline in leg vascular function caused by prolonged sitting,” said lead author Jaume ...

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Heart Attack, Stroke Within 1 Hour After Alcohol Consumption Likely, Warn Researchers

Many heart attacks reported immediately after alcohol consumption has been proved again and even moderate levels of consumption may double the risk of heart attack and stroke within an hour after drinking, a new study has showed. After analyzing data from 23 studies involving 30,000 participants in the hours and days after drinking alcohol, Elizabeth Mostofsky from Harvard TH Chan ...

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Medtronic’s Vitamin Pill-Sized Pacemaker to Hit Markets in June

Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) that has developed the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker, will hit markets in June but the price is almost double the traditional pacemakers, at around Rs.2.5 lakh and taxes added extra. Measuring less than one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers, the Micra TPS device provides advanced pacing technology while being cosmetically invisible ...

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World Heart Day: Even 10-Minute Walk Helps Heart From Dysfunction, says New Research

Even short walks lasting for 10 minutes after 6-hour continuous sitting or prolonged immobility can save heart from dysfunction, restoring vascular health, said new study giving hope to those who are struck to their office seats for longer hours. Majority of employees seated at desks for most of the eight-hour workday makes life sedentary impacting the vascular health and the ...

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Coffee or Tea? Coffee too is Good for Your Heart!

A new study has found that there is no relation between drinking coffee and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The research includes a meta-analysis of four other studies, making it the largest study its kind, involving nearly 250,000 individuals over the course of 12 years to investigate a ...

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Soybean Oil Can Turn You More Obese, Diabetic: Study

We’re all familiar with the harmful effects of sugar, especially fructose content in processed foods. But a new study by American scientists has shown that elevated content of soybean oil in a diet is even more harmful and causes more obesity compared to fructose. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) performed an experiment on male mice by feeding ...

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Stroke Signs Different in Women, Many Ignore Them, Warn Experts

When it comes to women, rarely do they notice any symptoms of an impending stroke and if it strikes, they refuse to undergo proper rehab and suffer nervous damage and depression often, say experts. In a survey of 1,000 women by Ohio State University, half of those questioned revealed that they never bothered to know what problems women they face ...

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Twitter Can Foretell Rates of Heart Diseases, Finds Study

Social media is acting as a platform for many things at present. Here comes a new use of the same when australian researchers discovered how social media can serve as an indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease. While previous studies have identified many factors that contribute to the risk of heart disease, ...

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Gold Test Strip Shows Potential to Detect Heart Attacks Early

A new gold test strip may help in early detection of certain heart attacks as a team of researchers are working on the strip, which has shown high potential for it. Researchers from New York University’s (NYU) school of engineering and Peking University in Beijing, China are developing the strip to test for cardiac troponin I (cTn-I) detection. The cTn-I ...

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Yoga helps as therapy to cure BP, heart diseases: Study

A new study of andomised controlled trials has concluded that the popular mind-body practice of yoga can be a potential therapy for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Out of 1,404 records, 37 randomised controlled trials were included in the systematic review and 32 in the meta-analysis. Compared to non-exercise participants, yoga showed significant improvement for body mass index, systolic blood ...

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Safe: Smaller Blood Transfusions Good for Patients

Patients with heart disease, who receive transfusions during surgeries do just as well with smaller amounts of blood and face no greater risk of dying from other diseases than patients who received more blood, the findings showed. The researchers found no evidence of increased mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer or severe infection due to the amount of the blood given ...

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Heart Disease in Children: 3D-Printed Technology Can Lower Surgeries

Heart surgeries in children with congenital heart disease could be reduced if 3D-printed models of patients’ hearts could be used to plan their treatment in advance, says in a recent study by researchers. Children with congenital heart disease often need up to four open heart surgeries at different times of life. “The 3D-printed copy of the heart could reduce this ...

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Even mild heart disease increases mortality risk for diabetic patients

A large-scale study involving 40,000 patients from 17 centres around the world has found that diabetic patients with even mild coronary artery disease face the risk of a heart attack. Researchers at the University of British Columbia and St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver analysed data from the Coronary CT Angiography Evaluation For Clinical Outcomes: An International Multicenter (CONFIRM) Registry. The ...

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Old Age Divorce Hits Women Hard with Heart Diseases, says Study

Older couples in a bad marriage – particularly female spouses – face a higher risk of heart disease and heart attack than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind in the US, which also noted that marriage counselling is often focused on younger couples. “But results show that marital quality is just as ...

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Use Online Tool: Check How Healthy Is Your Heart

The invention of a new online tool has become a matter of amusement for many as it provides an opportunity for people to check how healthy ones heart is, where one will be able to estimate your risk of developing cardio-vascular disease (CVD) in the next 20 years. The Healthy Heart Score developed by researchers at the Harvard School of ...

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