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Your Neighborhood, Education and Income Could Be Tied To Your Heart Health: Study

Your heart health may be contingent upon the place you inhabit claims a new study. The new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes studies the risk of neighborhood and socioeconomic status like education and income on heart in detail.For the study the team compared the census tract data on socioeconomic deprivation – a clustering of neighborhood-level ... Read More »

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch Launched With Heart Rate Tracking, 4-Day Battery Life

HIGHLIGHTS Fitbit Ionic features range from fitness tracking to contactless payment Ionic will feature GPS, heart rate tracking, Fitbit Pay, and more Ionic will be available for pre-sale from Monday on Fitbit’s website Wearable device maker Fitbit on Monday launched its newest device, the Ionic smartwatch, with features ranging from fitness tracking to contactless payment, as it gears up to compete with ... Read More »

Heart disease: Staying in education ‘could slash YOUR risk by substantial amount’

The study suggests that doing a three year degree course at university reduces the risk of heart disease by around a third. The findings, published by The BMJ, provide the strongest evidence to date that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease by a “substantial” amount. ... Read More »

Over third of heart surgery devices infected with bacteria

More than one third of the devices that are used in open-heart surgeries may be contaminated with a life-threatening bacteria, putting patients at the risk of deadly infections, a new US study warns. Researchers from the Special Pathogens Laboratory in the US found that 33 out of 89 heater-cooler units (HCU) about 37 per cent tested positive for Mycobacterium chimaera ... Read More »

Huawei Band 2, Band 2 Pro With All-Day Heart Monitoring Launched

HIGHLIGHTS The pricing and availability for bands has not been announced Huawei Band 2 Pro has built-in GPS The Band 2 Pro additionally comes with Sports Coach feature Huawei has now unveiled its two new fitness wearables – Huawei Band 2 and Huawei Band 2 Pro, which come with an HR sensor that allows all-day heart monitoring. Interestingly, the Huawei Band ... Read More »

60% women unaware about age to begin heart screenings: Study

IANS | Jan 23, 2017, 05.41 PM IST 60% women unaware about age to begin heart screenings: Study (Image Courtesy: Thinkstock) Sixty per cent of women in US think of heart screenings as necessary only after age 40, whereas health experts recommend that screenings should begin in the 20s, a study has found. According to the American Heart Associationrecommendations, screenings ... Read More »

Weight lifting exercises may cut risks of heart disease, diabetes

IANS | Jan 12, 2017, 03.00 PM IST Your new year resolution of hitting the gym to indulge in some weight lifting exercises may not only help you tone those muscles, but also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Type 2 diabetes, researchers say. The findings showed that resistance-based interval training exercise – a simple leg exercises, ... Read More »

The best buddy of heart: Vitamin D and Atorvastatin

Updated: Jan 9, 2017, 12.32 PM IST The best buddy of heart: Vit D and Atorvastatin Atorvastatin and vitamin D have an interesting, and still not completely understood relationship. In some reports, it has been suggested that atorvastatin use can actually increase, or contribute to, an increased vitamin D status. Also, results from various studies have shown that both the ... Read More »

Shoulder pain may indicate heart disease risk

Shoulder pain may indicate heart disease risk (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) If you are having shoulder problems, they may be due to some heart disease risk factors – not just physical strain, warns a new study. “If someone has rotator cuff problems, it could be a sign that there is something else going on. They may need to manage risk factors ... Read More »

Sun bathing may prevent diabetes, heart disease

PTI | Dec 23, 2016, 11.50 AM IST Sun bathing may prevent diabetes, heart disease (Picture Courtesy: Pixabay) Sun bathing and vitamin D supplements may be feasible and affordable approaches to improve or even prevent metabolic syndromes which pose a risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has claimed. It is well known that a diet high in ... Read More »