Tag Archives: heart

Diabetes and heart disease should be top health priorities

Chronic diseases claim more Indian lives than infectious diseases, and take a huge toll: Between 2012 and 2030, non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions are expected to cost India $4.58 trillion. The government supports states to respond, but much more needs to be done. New research for India Consensus, a collaboration between Tata Trusts and Copenhagen Consensus, reveals some strategies ... Read More »

New study shows therapy for psoriasis can reduce heart plaque

New study shows that common therapy options for psoriasis (PSO)-a chronic inflammatory skin disease-can help reduce coronary plaque. According to a study conducted by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, not only do the psoriasis treatments reduce the volume of the plaque, but also the plaque becomes less inflammatory over time harbouring fewer characteristics prone to rupture and cause ... Read More »

Stay calm and meditate. It can reduce anxiety and boost heart health

In our busy day-to-day life, it may be hard to stay on top of things, which can result in anxiety and stress. Meditation can be one of the best ways to feel calm and relaxed in such situations. A host of earlier studies have shown the impact of meditation on health: how it can improve your attention span in old age, reduce ... Read More »

Heart attack patients, these exercises will help you live longer

There are many benefits of exercise and it can help prevent diseases. Now, it turns out, it is even more beneficial after a heart attack and it may help stave off death for longer. A study done by Swedish researchers followed 22,000 heart attack survivors aged 18-74, and found that those who boosted their exercise levels after being discharged from ... Read More »

For a healthy heart, add fatty fish, olive oil to your diet

Good news if you love eating fish. According to a new study, consuming fatty fish up to four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and prevent risk of heart disease. To keep your heart healthy, you need to be very careful about your diet. The findings showed that fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of ... Read More »

Does heart disease run in your family? Daily exercise may help you lower its risks

According to the findings reported in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, greater grip strength, more physical activity and better cardio-respiratory fitness are associated with reduced risk for heart attacks and stroke — even among people with a genetic predisposition for heart disease. “The main message is that being physically active is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, ... Read More »

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 »