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Need to cut down on salt? Try something spicy instead

Too much salt is not good for the heart, but now, researchers have come up with a smart — and tasty — way to help us cut down: spicy food.

Air Pollution May Increase Stroke Risk

As contamination levels break down in Delhi and NCR, health specialists have cautioned that nonstop introduction to polluted air can possibly cause a stroke among grown-ups. According to doctors the situation is getting only worse with each passing day.

As per Director of Neurology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, Praveen Gupta "In the present situation, the circumstance is deteriorating. The number of young stroke patients in the 30-40 age have aggravated."The number of young ...

World Stroke Day 2017: What is Your Reason for Preventing Stroke?

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Skin may regulate blood pressure, study finds

The skin may respond to low-oxygen environments in a way that increases blood pressure and heart rate, according to a study in mice.

Skin may regulate blood pressure, study finds

The skin may respond to low-oxygen environments in a way that increases blood pressure and heart rate, according to a study in mice.

Blood thinners slash dementia risk in A-fib patients

A new study suggests that anticoagulants - old and new - may have a protective effect against dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Heart Failure Patients Receive Less Palliative Care

Palliative care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, including cancer, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management and quality of life.

Those findings, made by University of Pittsburgh researchers and based on a review of existing evidence, were recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology....

Here's Why Maternal Diabetes Increases Risk of Congenital Heart Defects

Maternal diabetes increased the risk of congenital heart defects and was found to be influenced by genetic susceptibilities, reveals a new study.

Infants of mothers with diabetes have a three- to five-fold increased risk of congenital heart defects. Such developmental defects are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, the molecular mechanisms by which maternal diabetes disrupts normal heart development in genetically susceptible individuals remain unclear....

A-fib strikes men a decade earlier than women

New research shows that atrial fibrillation develops in men 10 years earlier on average than in women, and that excess weight is also a factor.

People With Stroke Are at High Risk

Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. Inspite of prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors for stroke.

Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of disability. The study is published in the October 11, 2017, online issue of Neurology (Regd) , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology....

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