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Tag: Heart Disease

Heart problems, pneumonia, asthma claim 42% of total deaths in India in 2020; COVID 9%
Heart problems, pneumonia, asthma claim 42% of total deaths in India in 2020; COVID 9%

The sixth leading reason of country's deaths was injury, poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes (fractures, poisoning by drugs and biological substances) and it constituted 5.6 per cent of the total deaths.

COVID-19 infection linked to impaired heart function: Study
COVID-19 infection linked to impaired heart function: Study

Nearly half of ventilated patients in the study (47 per cent) died because of COVID-19, a figure that is comparable to national and international death rates, they said.

Taking Flu Shot May Cut Heart Disease Risk: Study
Taking Flu Shot May Cut Heart Disease Risk: Study

Among the highest-risk patients with more active coronary disease, vaccination was associated with considerably better outcomes.

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Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome At Heart Disease Risk

London: Women in their 30s and 40s with a common condition affecting how the ovaries work are more likely to get heart disease. “Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) isn’t a life sentence – there are many ways to stay heart healthy. Small changes add up, like eating more fruits and vegetables and doing more exercise,” said […]

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Common Blood Test Can Aid In Advanced Treatment Of Heart Failure

New York: Researchers have developed a new use for a common blood test, which could provide potentially life-saving treatment for heart failure. According to the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, biomedical experts believe that half of heart failure patients likely have low levels of the thyroid hormone T3 in their cardiac tissue. […]

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Prediabetes Increases Heart Disease, Death Risk

Beijing: Researchers have found that prediabetes increases people’s risk of heart disease and death, especially if they have a history of heart issues. Prediabetes is a “pre-diagnosis” of diabetes – when a person’s blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It is estimated that more than 470 […]

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Childhood Abuse Can Elevate Heart Disease Risk In Women

London: Women are more likely to have heart disease following a childhood that involved maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect, warn researchers. The findings, published in the journal Heart, also revealed that adults who experienced various forms of maltreatment in their childhood appear to have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Previous studies […]

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Taking Whey Protein At Night Linked To Diabetes, Heart Disease

London: Consuming protein at night increases the blood sugar level in the morning for healthy people, leading to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity, say researchers. Previous research has shown that a snack a few hours before a meal can help control blood sugar levels, which may partly explain why the first […]

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Minor Heart Defects Linked To Long-Term Problems In Adulthood

London: Researchers have found that a congenital heart defect in childhood increases the risk of chronic diseases, such as arrhythmia and heart failure, in adulthood. The risk of other diseases, including asthma, epilepsy and even psychiatric diseases, is also higher than usual. These adverse effects occur regardless of the severity of the heart defect. According […]

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Healthy Eating Pattern Lowers The Risk Of Heart Disease

New York: If you want to keep your heart health, take a note. Researchers have found that greater adherence to a variety of healthy eating patterns was associated with a lower risk of Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD). The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, focuses on healthy eating patterns rather than individual ingredients […]

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Poor Sleep Quality May Increase Risk For Heart Disease

New York: Sleeping poorly on a regular basis may lead to the fatty arterial plaque buildup known as atherosclerosis that can result in fatal heart disease. “We’ve discovered that fragmented sleep is associated with a unique pathway — chronic circulating inflammation throughout the bloodstream — which, in turn, is linked to higher amounts of plaques […]

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Men & Women May Develop Heart Disease Differently

Toronto: Do you think men and women develop heart disease in a similar way? In a recent study, researchers have revealed that the minerals that block heart valves in men are totally different, as compared to women. This discovery could impact how heart disease is diagnosed and treated for different sexes. The study, published in […]

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Larger thighs linked to lower heart disease risk in obese people

Beijing: Researchers have found that a larger thigh circumference may be associated with lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease in obese people. The findings, published in the journal Endocrine Connections, suggest that carrying more weight on the thighs may be a marker of better heart health in Chinese obese and overweight […]

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Drink orange juice to cut obesity risk and better heart health

Toronto: Want to live a healthy and long life? Please take note. Researchers have found that drinking two-and-a-half glasses of orange juice a day could reverse obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. According to the findings, published in the Journal of Lipid Research, the researchers are studying a molecule found in […]

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Sitting More May Raise Heart Disease Risk In Older Women

New York: Spending a lot of time sitting may increase heart disease risk among overweight and obese post-menopausal women, warns a study. “Reducing sitting time improves glucose control and blood flow, and engaging in physical activities, even light-intensity daily life activities like cooking and shopping, show favourable associations with reduced mortality risk and prevention of […]

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Night-Shift Workers At Risk Of Heart Disease, Diabetes

New York: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that shift workers are at a significantly increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person’s risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Night-shift workers are especially prone to developing sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome. The risks increase even more […]

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Women Going Through Menopause At Greater Heart Disease Risk

New York: A marker for heart disease risk considerably worsens as women transition through menopause, according to a new study. The research team from the University of Pittsburgh in the US, used a subset of data from the SWAN (Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation) Heart, an ancillary study that enrolled women from Pittsburgh […]

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Smoking Hookah May Increase Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

New York: Researchers have found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. The study, published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, found that tobacco smoke from a hookah […]

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Diabetes Can Independently Lead To Heart Failure

New York: Heart problems are a common development for people with diabetes and now researchers have found that diabetes is an independent risk factor for the development of heart failure in the community-dwelling population. According to health expert in India, if poorly controlled, diabetes leads to cardiomyopathy resulting in progressive deterioration of pumping capacity of […]

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Pharmacist-Led Interventions May Prevent Heart Disease

London: Researchers have found that pharmacist-led interventions such as patient education, medication review, and medication management can be pivotal in preventing heart-related illnesses. The study, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, support the involvement of pharmacists as healthcare providers in managing patients with hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. “The evidence presented in this […]

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Breast Milk May Prevent Heart Disease In Preterm Babies

London: Researchers have found that early use of breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants. One of the long-term health complications that young adults born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These can include smaller heart chambers, relatively higher blood pressure, and a disproportionate increase in […]

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Why Poor People Are More Prone To Heart Disease

Bern: Insufficient sleep is one reason why poor people are more prone to heart disease, researchers have warned. People with lower socioeconomic status sleepless for a variety of reasons: they may do several jobs, work in shifts, live in noisy environments, and have greater levels of emotional and financial stress, according to the study published […]

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Procedure For Successful Weight Loss & Better Diabetes Control

London: Weight-loss or bariatric surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65. But researchers, including Indian-origin, have now found that these procedures could lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly […]

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Lower Physical Activity Leads To Higher Death Rates

Rio de Janeiro: Researchers have found the people who had the lowest levels of physical activity had higher rates of death compared to people with higher levels of activity, adding that nine per cent of all premature deaths are caused by not getting enough physical activity. Physical activity is known to reduce deaths from heart […]

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Why Aspiring Parents Should Avoid Drinking Alcohol

Beijing: Researchers have found that drinking alcohol three months before pregnancy or during the first trimester was associated with a 44 per cent raised risk of congenital heart disease for fathers and 16 per cent for mothers. Binge drinking, defined as five or more drinks per sitting, was related to a 52 per cent higher […]

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Less Than 6 Hours Of Sleep Could Be Deadly For Some

New York: Those with high blood pressure, Type-2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk of cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours a day, says a study. “Our study suggests that achieving normal sleep may be protective for some people with these health conditions and risks,” said lead […]

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Genes Linked To Heart Failure Identified

London: Researchers have found the way for earlier identification of people at risk of heart failure and development of new treatments. The research team applied an artificial intelligence (AI) technique to analyse the heart MRI images of 17,000 healthy UK Biobank volunteers and found that genetic factors accounted for 22-39 per cent of variation in […]

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Fat Mass Index Linked To Heart Disease In Diabetics

Toronto: Fat mass index, not body mass index (BMI), is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular events in people with diabetes, says a study. Heart disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and obesity is a major risk factor. Body mass index, a common measure of obesity, has been recently shown to be […]

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'Ailing hearts' big worry for Odisha as 23 die every 24 hours!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha seemingly has a high burden of ‘ailing hearts’. The State witnessed nearly a death an hour owing to heart-related ailments. The toll due to cardiovascular diseases in State has been highest over the years. As per recently released report titled Medically Certified Cause of Death (MCCD) by the Registrar General of India (RGI), […]

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Why women get heart attacks later than men!

London: Although women develop coronary artery disease (CAD) almost 10 years later than men as scientists have attributed this decade-long delay to the protective effects of sex hormones, the heart disease finally catches up with women owing to the presence of “fat-absorbing” XX hormones. There is a lot of evidence that hormones like estrogen and […]

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Diabetes medication to reduce heart disease shows promise

Toronto: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have shed light on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type 2 diabetes can also protect from heart disease. The findings published in the journal Cell Metabolism, focus on the effect of diabetes medication — empagliflozin — on cell repair in […]

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People with HIV at increased risk of COPD

London: People living with HIV have a significantly elevated risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and coughs, heart disease, pregnancy mortality and sepsis, anemia and bone fractures, according to a study. For the study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers combined data from 20 separate observational studies and examined 55 different illnesses. […]

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Stem cell combo may help from heart attack damage

London: Researchers have found a combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could help to recover from the damage caused by a heart attack. In a study, published in the Nature Biotechnology journal, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher noted that by transplanting an area of damaged tissue with a combination of […]

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5 hours daily on phone increases risk of obesity

New Delhi: Researchers have found that students who use their smartphones five or more hours a day are prone to higher risk of obesity and likely to have other lifestyle habits that increases the risk of heart disease. According to a study, researchers analysed 1,060 students (700 girls and 360 boys) of Colombia with an […]

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Eating this bacteria may cut heart disease risk

London: Researchers have discovered that the use of a pasteurised form of Akkermansia muciniphila-an intestinal bacteria provides greater protection from various cardiovascular disease risk factors. According to the findings published in the journal Nature Medicine, the research team from the University of Louvain developed a clinical study in order to administer the bacteria to humans. […]

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Depression may put women at risk of chronic diseases

Sydney: Women who experience symptoms of depression, even without a clinical diagnosis, are at an increased risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, according to a study. The study, published in the journal American Psychological Association Health Psychology, examined 7,407 middle-aged women (45-50 years) for over 20 years. During the study period, 43.2 per cent women […]

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Anger more harmful than sadness for older adults

New York: Anger is more harmful than sadness for older adults and may lead to health complications — potentially increased inflammation which is associated with chronic illnesses like heart disease, arthritis and cancer, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Psychology and Aging, shows that anger can lead to the development of chronic illnesses […]

Fitness
Improving fitness can help you cut cancer risk

New York: While a high fitness level is already known to have a positive impact on conditions like heart disease, a new study suggests that adults who are more fit have the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer compared with those who have low fitness levels. For the study, the research team examined […]

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Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention

London: Two drugs, in use for treating heart disease and angina, have shown promise in an early trial in preventing stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain. The drugs — cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate — were tested in a group of patients in Britain. The results published in the […]

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45 million Indians suffer from heart ailments

Chandigarh: Of the estimated 1.30 billion population of India, around 45 million suffer from heart ailments, which gives the country an odd distinction of having the highest number of cardiovascular disease cases in the world, according to a renowned cardiologist. Warning that India may turn into the world capital of coronary artery diseases, H.K. Bali […]

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