cardiovascular diseases

Omega-3 pills unable to prevent heart attacks


September 12th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Popping pills of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, the type found in oily fish like salmon, may not help prevent heart attacks, although previous research suggested that ... Read more...

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Green tea boosts memory


September 6th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists now have an explanation for why green tea is good for the brain -- it lies in the chemical properties that affect the production of ... Read more...

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Italian family in Sardinia is world’s oldest


August 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS) The oldest family in the world is an Italian one living on the island of Sardinia, where nine brothers and sisters have a collective age of ... Read more...

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Olive oil enriched diet protects bone


August 16th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) A Mediterranean style diet, one rich in fruits and vegetables, supplemented with olive oil for two years, may have a protective effect on your bones, suggests ... Read more...

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Fruits and vegetables can prevent heart disease


July 5th, 2012 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 5 (IANS) Eating fruits and vegetables every day can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by 20 percent, a World Health Organization (WHO) study showed.Death rates from ... Read more...

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Peaches, plums put obesity, diabetes on the run


June 19th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Peaches and plums have bioactive compounds that can fight off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, says a new study. The study showed that the compounds in ... Read more...

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Low-carb diet may not be good for heart: Study


June 11th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) A low-carbohydrate diet may not be good for the heart as it has been linked with higher cholesterol levels, a study says.The research, conducted in Sweden ... Read more...

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Most senior citizens in Delhi NCR have bone ailments: Study


May 10th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) As many as 85 percent of senior citizens in the national capital region (NCR) have bone and joint ailments, restricting their mobility, a study released ... Read more...

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WHO expands steps to fight non-communicable diseases


April 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the high occurrence of non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday that it would expand technical competence ... Read more...

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WHO for enhanced partnership to curb non-communicable diseases


April 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With non-communicable diseases causing an estimated 7.9 million deaths annually in southeast Asia region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday called for intervention from multiple ... Read more...

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Heart disease awareness campaign begins in Dubai


April 14th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 13 (IANS/WAM) A week-long campaign for the prevention of heart disease began in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Friday.The National Programme for the Prevention of Heart ... Read more...

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High fat diet damages arteries earlier than suspected


April 4th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A high fat diet damages arteries earlier than suspected and is the first in a series of steps that cause high blood pressure (BP).With age, increasing ... Read more...

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High and low dose aspirin can protect heart


March 27th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Aspirin can prevent heart attacks, both in high and low doses, says a new study.The World Health Organisation's latest figures show that 17 million people die ... Read more...

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China wages war against adulterated food, fake drugs


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 16 (IANS) The Chinese government has launched a major drive against food containing prohibited additives, illegal cooking oil, stale pork and spurious drugs.The Ministry of Public Security launched ... Read more...

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Climate change will also worsen respiratory diseases


March 15th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Global climate change magnifies the effects of pollution and will worsen the incidence of asthma, allergies, infections and cardiovascular diseases worldwide, says a study."Since my research ... Read more...

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Beware! Fatty acids could lower quality of semen


March 14th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) The type of fatty diets men consume could lower the quality of semen, a study reveals.The study of 99 males, 71 percent of whom were overweight ... Read more...

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5,000-year-old iceman too suffered from hardening arteries


February 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 29 (IANS) Scientists have decoded how Ötzi, the 5,000-year-old ice mummy, suffered from hardening of arteries and was genetically prone to cardiovascular diseases.Surprisingly, in his lifetime, Ötzi ... Read more...

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TV viewing more risky for heart than using computers


November 17th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) High levels of TV viewing by kids can elevate their chances of developing heart disease later in life, but significantly high use of computer does not. ... Read more...

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Need to tackle monumental challenge of non-communicable diseases: Azad


November 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India needs to "seriously" take up the "monumental challenge" of tackling non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which account for 50 percent of ... Read more...

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Health group to map non-communicable diseases


October 9th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A health advocacy group Sunday said it will map the prevalence and awareness of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer and diabetes in the national capital."Non-communicable ... Read more...

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Slightly high BP raises chances of stroke


September 29th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Even if your blood pressure (BP) is slightly elevated, you may be prone to a stroke, new research says.Prehypertension is a clinical category to describe patients ... Read more...

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Cardiovascular diseases to cause most deaths by 2020: Azad


September 28th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Cardiovascular diseases will be the largest cause of death and disability in India by 2020, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Wednesday.He said increasing ... Read more...

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Women more prone to heart problems than men: Doctors


September 28th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Women are equally if not more prone to heart attacks even though traditionally they were thought to be relatively immune to cardiac ailments, doctors say. ... Read more...

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Most cardiac deaths in India preventable: Expert


September 24th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Around 80 percent of cardiac deaths in the country can be prevented if people are made aware about heart diseases, Medanta Heart Institute said Saturday."Correct ... Read more...

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India fighting against non-communicable diseases: Azad


September 20th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) As the UN General Assembly adopted the political declaration on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), India's Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent deaths from non-communicable diseases: Azad


September 8th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) About 50.5 percent of deaths in India occur due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancers and cardiovascular diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi ... Read more...

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Gen Now mantra is ticking bomb for heart attacks!


September 8th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Working 16 hours a day to climb the corporate ladder, puffing away at 20 cigarettes, life condensed in a laptop, Gen Now that lives by ... Read more...

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Focusing on rural areas for non-communicable diseases: Azad


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rural areas are now under the health ministry's focus for their large population vulnerable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and psychological ... Read more...

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Limiting salt intake checks BP, protects heart


August 13th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A frantic lifestyle, long working hours and even longer distances to commute in metros and cities make ready-to-eat packaged food an attractive option, which requires ... Read more...

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Now, a CT scanner that reduces cancer risk


August 8th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A low radiation CT scanner that reduces the risk of cancer through its controlled radiation was launched at a city hospital Monday. The equipment, 128-Slice CT ... Read more...

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50 mn Indians to be screened for diabetes


July 19th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension posing a huge health risk to India, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said the government is planning ... Read more...

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Researchers turn brain cells into heart cells


July 10th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have changed a star-shaped brain cell and a skin cell into a heart cell -- offering the possibility of cell-based therapy for cardiovascular diseases.Heart cells ... Read more...

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Diabetes awareness campaign launched in Delhi slums


June 29th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The union health ministry, the Delhi health department and other civic agencies Tuesday launched a joint campaign in the capital's slums to create awareness about ... Read more...

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Mental illness most discussed online: Survey


May 31st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Mental illness is the most discussed health problem online in India surpassing other major health problems, including heart diseases, AIDS, or malaria, a new survey ... Read more...

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