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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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Vitamin C Found to be Equivalent to Daily Exercise in Obese People

Vitamin C, known for its vital benefits in curbing scurvy and anemic conditions is known to have also similar cardiovascular benefits that one gets by daily exercise. However, it may not replace exercise but certainly supplements for obese and old people, say scientists. Available in citrous fruits such as lemons, oranges, amla among others, vitamin C can mimic the the ...

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Stroke Takes Away Brain Functions by 8 Years, Says New Study

In a precise and revealing study, researchers found that a stroke can reduce brain functions by 8 years affecting the elderly people aged 65 or more. Based on the data from 4,900 black and white adults, a team from the University of Michigan and the VA Centre for Clinical Management Research has come out with the finding that the results ...

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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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Aspirin Can Save You from Certain Cancers, Says New Study

A recent US national survey revealed that more than 50 percent of the older adults are turning to aspirin to protect themselves from not only cardiovascular diseases but also from cancer, though the FDA does not recommend it to those who have not had a heart attack or stroke. The survey revealed that aspirin use is continuing to increase among ...

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One in 4 Saudis Face Heart Attack in 10 years: Study

One in four adults in Saudi Arabia may face heart attack within the next 10 years, said research presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA), opened today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The conference features sessions from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on hot topics in cardiovascular disease including prevention.1 Dr Muhammad Adil Soofi, first ...

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New Zealand Scientists Develop New Virtual Reality Therapy for Stroke Survivors

Stroke? Survivors of stroke face immense difficluty to lead life thereafter and to ease their pains, New Zealand scientists from the University of Canterbury have developed a new ‘Virtual Reality’ therapy to remember time and event-based prospective memory tasks. The prospective memory or the ability to remember to perform actions in the future is crucial for everyday life for stroke ...

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Low blood sugar too causes damage to your heart: New Study

Low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia, which occurs when a patient’s blood glucose goes dangerously low, can trigger potentially fatal cardiovascular events like stroke or heart attack, a new research led by an Indian-origin doctor has found. The risk of heart diseases associated with high blood sugar are already known. Hypoglycaemia is one of the most common and serious side effects ...

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Mild Stroke? Rush for Brain Scan Within 24 Hours, say experts

Very often, those who encounter mild strokes are exempted from a brain scan but a scan within 24 hours of a mild, non-disabling stroke, can help doctors to predict whether the patients are at a higher risk of another stroke or when symptoms may worsen, says a study. Like stroke, a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by restricted blood ...

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Daily Seven portions of fresh fruits, veggies for long life

London, April 1 : For a long and healthy life, eat at least seven portions of fresh fruits and vegetables, suggests a study that could lead to change in dietary recommendations in some countries. Eating fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death, overall, and deaths from heart disease/stroke and cancer. “The higher the intake of fruit ...

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