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World Heart Day: How is exercise linked with cardiac arrests?
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World Heart Day: How is exercise linked with cardiac arrests?

Too much of anything is not good and this is true for exercise as well. Extreme exertion during workouts can weaken the heart and cause rhythm disorders

'Dil dhadakne do': How scientists grew a piece of a human heart in a laboratory
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'Dil dhadakne do': How scientists grew a piece of a human heart in a laboratory

Scientists and researchers from University of Toronto and University of Montreal in Canada have grown a small-scale model of a human left heart ventricle — the main chamber of heart — in the lab. This can help in studying heart diseases and test out therapies without the need of invasive surgeries

Social isolation puts middle-aged and older women at higher risk of hypertension, study suggests
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Social isolation puts middle-aged and older women at higher risk of hypertension, study suggests

Experts believe that while a family history of hypertension cannot be avoided, the other lifestyle risk factors can and must be regulated to keep hypertension at bay

Diets high in inflammatory foods can increase risk of cardiovascular diseases, says new study
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Diets high in inflammatory foods can increase risk of cardiovascular diseases, says new study

Cardiovascular diseases tend to affect patients in their most productive years and often have catastrophic social and economic consequences apart from resulting in lifelong risks of negative health outcomes

Diets to control hypertension: Research shows plant-based foods capable of lowering blood pressure
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Diets to control hypertension: Research shows plant-based foods capable of lowering blood pressure

Almost one out of every three Indian adults has hypertension, as per the findings of a 2019 study published in the Indian Heart Journal.

As part of ‘Eat Right India’ campaign, FSSAI has trained over 1.7 lakh supervisors to ensure food safety, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
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As part of ‘Eat Right India’ campaign, FSSAI has trained over 1.7 lakh supervisors to ensure food safety, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

As part of 'Eat Right India' campaign, the central food regulator - Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has trained over 1.7 lakh food safety supervisors who will spread awareness and sensitise people and food vendors on food safety

Why high blood pressure is misdiagnosed 40% of the time
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Why high blood pressure is misdiagnosed 40% of the time

Causes of BP misdiagnosis are whitecoat hypertension (BP rising due to anxiety when you visit the doctor) and masked hypertension (hypertensive patient shows normal blood pressure readings at a doctor’s clinic).

Can India lead the way in managing the growing burden of cardiovascular disease?
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Can India lead the way in managing the growing burden of cardiovascular disease?

Estimates indicate that the spending to combat the NCDs would reach around $4.8 trillion by 2030.

Deaths due to heart diseases in India doubled since 1990; more than half of victims under 70-yrs of age
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Deaths due to heart diseases in India doubled since 1990; more than half of victims under 70-yrs of age

Cardiac ailments killed more Indians in 2016 (28 percent) than any other non-communicable disease, said a new study published in the September 2018 issue of health journal

A healthy lifestyle can overcome genetic risk of heart disease: Study
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A healthy lifestyle can overcome genetic risk of heart disease: Study

Researchers looked at two gene variants, MC4R and TCF7L2, known to increase the risk of metabolic disorders among study participants

Insomnia may up risk of irregular heartbeat, stroke, says study
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Insomnia may up risk of irregular heartbeat, stroke, says study

Insomnia may raise your risks of an irregular and often rapid heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation or arrhythmia, that can further increase your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications, researchers have found

Chronic health issues reduces social participation among middle-aged
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Chronic health issues reduces social participation among middle-aged

Middle-aged adults suffering from arthritis, heart diseases, diabetes and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society

Big Data could help optimistic tweeters with lower insurance rates
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Big Data could help optimistic tweeters with lower insurance rates

This could lead to future insurance cover based on "sentiment analysis", in which Big Data and artificial intelligence make predictive models ever more accurate.

Long-term exposure to household pollution can up risk of heart attack: Study
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Long-term exposure to household pollution can up risk of heart attack: Study

Researchers measured exposure from indoor pollution generated from burning kerosene, wood, diesel, cow dung and natural gas in an observational study.

Fatty liver may increase heart disease and mortality
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Fatty liver may increase heart disease and mortality

A patient suffering from fatty liver disease is prone to an increased risk of heart disease as well as the mortality rates associated with it : Study

Mediterranean diet may lower risk of heart attack and stroke
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Mediterranean diet may lower risk of heart attack and stroke

A Mediterranean diet may lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in people, according to a study of over 15,000 people in 39 countries including India.

Would-be mothers take note: Higher fructose in pregnancy ups kids' heart disease risk
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Would-be mothers take note: Higher fructose in pregnancy ups kids' heart disease risk

Women who consume foods rich in fructose or fruit sugar levels can put their babies at risk of developing heart disease as adults, finds a new study.

Jobs with high-risk are linked to heart diseases
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Jobs with high-risk are linked to heart diseases

A new research has found wide variation in the heart diseases depending on job profiles.

The disease calender: New US study establishes link between birth month and diseases
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The disease calender: New US study establishes link between birth month and diseases

People born in the month of March face a higher risk of heart disease, including atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, and mitral valve disorder, according to a new US study.

Coming soon: A battery-less cardiac pacemaker
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Coming soon: A battery-less cardiac pacemaker

Researchers have developed a new batteryless cardiac pacemaker which is based on an automatic wristwatch and is powered by heart motion.