Heart Disease

Young women who smoke face highest risk of major heart attack

Smoking increases both men’s and women’s risk of a major heart attack at all ages, but women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men, especially women under 50 years old, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Despite the increased risk, smokers can reduce their risk to […]

Heart Disease

Daily consumption of eggs increases risk of heart diseases

The evidence for eggs has always been mixed. Previous studies found that eating eggs did not raise the risk of cardiovascular disease.(Unsplash) Don’t crack that egg. Here’s sombre news for all the egg lovers out there. A recent study found that egg yolk contains higher level of cholesterol which ultimately increases the chances of heart disease and early […]

Heart Disease

Heart attacks also common in young adults

Importantly, youngest heart attack survivors have the same likelihood of dying from another heart attack or stroke as survivors over 10 years older.(Shutterstock) A heart attack, known earlier as a disease of the old, is now strikingly common in people aged 40 and below, finds a study. The study compared people aged 41-50 years and 40 or younger […]

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Working in shifts may increase heart disease risk

The study was not designed to prove the cause and effect, but the data showed shift workers were 13% more likely to develop coronary heart disease than daytime workers.(Shutterstock) People who work in shifts are at heightened danger of heart disease and the risk increases with years they work in shifts, finds a Chinese study of more than 300,000 […]

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This novel method can help in predicting fatal heart disease

The findings, published in JAMA Cardiology, showed that for patients without any history of heart disease and at low-risk based on traditional clinical criteria, those with an abnormal CMR scan were 3.4 times more likely to die compared to patients with a normal CMR scan.(Shutterstock) A novel method called stress cardiac MRI can not only […]

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‘Heart diseases, infection leading killers in Delhi’: Reports

In 2017, sixteen deaths were also reported from neonatal tetanus, which was eliminated (less than one case in every 1,000 live births) in India in 2015.(HT Photo) Cardiovascular diseases, infections and respiratory diseases accounted for two in every five deaths recorded in Delhi in 2017, the state government’s Annual Report on Registration of Births and […]

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Overweight and obese kids likely to have similar heart disease conditions

Heart disease risks in overweight, obese kids similar.(Unsplash) Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of developing heart disorders, say researchers. “Until recently, overweight in adolescence wasn’t considered as important a risk as obesity for the development of cardiovascular disease. We found the risks to be similar in both cases,” said study lead author Vitor […]