Heart disease kills twice as many Indians as in 1990, more so in urban states

1 month ago
By Toufiq Rashid. Cardiac ailments killed more Indians in 2016 (28 percent) than any other noncommunicable disease, said a new study published in the September 2018 issue of health journal The Lancet. These are double the numbers reported in 1990  ... ...

Common painkiller may increase heart attack, stroke risk: Study

1 month ago
The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may increase the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, a study warns. The study, published in The BMJ, compared diclofenac use with no use, paracetamol use, and use of other  ... ...

Air pollution, rising levels causing diseases like stroke and lung cancer

4 months ago
Air pollution is a major cause of life threatening diseases such as stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic and acute respiratory syndromes such as asthma. Ironically, major metropolitan centers such as Mumbai and Delhi, which are the most populous in the country, are also the world’s most polluted. ... ...

Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate: Study

5 months ago
Read more about Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate: Study on Business Standard. Having a stressful job may increase the risk developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to strokes and premature death, according to a study.The most stressful jobs are psychologically demanding but give ... ...

This antioxidant could improve heart health

5 months ago
Read more about This antioxidant could improve heart health on Business Standard. Bilirubin, a natural antioxidant, may help improve your cardiovascular health, according to a study.Bilirubin is a yelloworange pigment which is formed after the breakdown of red blood cells and is eliminated by the liver.A recent analysis of ... ...

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