Heart Disease

  • Low-carbohydrate diet trumps low-fat for weight loss, heart health September 2, 2014

    Washington: A low-carbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and reducing cardiovascular risk factors than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. To compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate versus a low-fat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors, researchers randomly assigned 148 men and women without...
  • Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk March 31, 2014

    New York: Teenagers with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life, a study shows. Stronger kids also have lower body mass index (BMI), lower percent body fat, smaller waist circumferences and higher fitness levels. "It is a widely-held belief that BMI, sedentary behaviours and...
  • Samajwadi Party MLA Syed Kasim dies of cardiac arrest December 31, 2013

    Samajwadi Party MLA from Sadar Assembly seat Syed Kasim Hasan passed away following a cardiac arrest. Kasim, 74, suffered pain in the chest on Monday evening after which he was rushed to a district hospital. He was then referred to a heart institute in Kanpur where he died, his family said. Kasim...
  • Exercise and low cholesterol diet is good for heart: Dr Pavan Kumar July 10, 2013

    Dr Pavan Kumar, head of the department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, also heads the Telemedicine Centre at the hospital, the largest in western India. He joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the prevention and treatment of heart diseases, cardiac surgeries and telemedicine. Q. Cardiac surgeries...
  • Watermelon helps prevent heart attack, curbs weight October 5, 2012

    London: A new US study has found a daily slice of watermelon could help prevent heart disease by halting the build-up of harmful cholesterol and also be a help in weight control. Scientists who carried out studies on mice fed a high-fat diet found the fruit halved the rate at...
  • Living it Up: How to beat heart diseases November 8, 2012

    On this episode of Living it Up, we tell you how by simple measures one can lower the risk of heart diseases. ...
  • More young women falling prey to heart diseases: study September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of the World Heart Day on September 29, new studies have revealed that more women are falling prey to heart diseases, breaking the myth about men being at a greater risk. Stress can be one of the major reasons for rising heart diseases among young women. Rohini, a...
  • 'Urban Indians face greater heart disease risk' September 23, 2012

    Bangalore: A sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise and poor eating habits are making millions of urban Indians face a high risk of heart disease, a study by a Mumbai-based consumer products major has revealed. Urban India is moving to lifestyle diseases from infectious diseases due to a sedentary life, poor healthy...
  • Night shifts can raise heart attack risk by 40 pc July 27, 2012

    London: Night shift workers are at the highest risk of heart attacks and strokes because of their unhealthy eating and sleeping habits, a new research has claimed. Researchers from Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre (SPARC) in London and Ontario found shift workers were almost 25 per cent more likely to...
  • 1.46 lakh smokers faced action in Delhi February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Around 1.46 lakh smokers and vendors were fined in the past few years following 7.54 lakh raids in the city in connection with violation of laws related to tobacco. This was disclosed by Delhi Health Minister AK Walia on Tuesday while launching a Hindi website for anti-tobacco campaign. Addressing the...
  • How to recognise the symptoms of a deadly stroke December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the country, after heart disease and cancer. While a massive stroke can kill you within minutes, you can save yourself if you recognise the symptoms in time. Dr Amit Verma, speaking to CNN-IBN, marks out what you can do...
  • Pomegranate good for sex life and the heart November 12, 2011

    London: Pomengranate is virtually nature's elixir that can help stave off heart disease, relieve stress and perk up your sex life. A two million pounds study has found that an extract of the whole fruit - including pith, peel and seeds - was given to 60 volunteers every day for a...
  • Eating veggies, fruits helps protect the heart October 15, 2011

    A new study finds eating the right food can override a natural risk someone may carry for heart attack. ...
  • World Heart Day: Twitter questions on heart answered October 3, 2011

    Cardiologist Dr Ashok Seth answers questions asked by Twitterati on heart diseases. ...
  • World Heart Day: cardiac problems affecting India October 3, 2011

    On World Heart Day, we bring you a special show on why Indians are prone to heart diseases. ...
  • Women smokers have more heart risk than men August 12, 2011

    New York: Women who smoke cigarettes are more likely to develop heart disease than men who smoke, with the risk for women increasing every year that they smoke, according to a study. The authors, led by Rachel Huxley of the University of Minnesota, reviewed studies published between 1966 and 2010...
  • Heart disease? Study says coffee won't kill you June 14, 2011

    New York : Women with heart disease who down a few cups of coffee each day tend to live as long as those who avoid the beverage, according to a study. The results, reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, add to already mixed findings on whether caffeinated coffee is...
  • Have less than 24 teeth? Watch out for stroke! March 21, 2011

    London: If you have less than 24 teeth, beware. It could lead to a stroke. Researchers calculate that those with fewer than 24 teeth are 60 percent more likely to suffer a stroke. Underlying gum disease may be to blame, a new study says. Researchers at Japan's Hiroshima University examined 358 patients...
  • India, America - Parents pass on heart risks January 27, 2011

    New York: Having a parent with a history of heart disease almost doubles a person's risk of also getting heart disease, regardless of ethnicity or country, according to an international study. The study, which involved patients in 52 countries and appeared in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,...
  • Fruits, vegetables can lower heart risk January 19, 2011

    London: They are considered good for your health. Now, a new study has claimed that eating a minimum of eight portions of fruit and vegetables daily can lower the risk of heart disease by almost a quarter. The research, which has looked at 300,000 people aged from 40 to 85 in...
  • Heart patients watch out, winter can be deadly December 19, 2010

    Gurgaon/New Delhi: As the mercury dips, doctors warn that heart patients are at double the risk of suffering a cardiac attack as compared to summer. Though winters see lesser diseases linked to breeding of bacteria and viruses, the fall in temperature poses an additional risk for those suffering from heart problems...
  • Arthritis increases chances of heart attacks September 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Are you suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? Watch out. You may also be at double the risk of a heart attack, according to a 10-year-long Danish study on about 5 lakh people. But the risk increased to six times in women younger than 50. Dr Rajiva Gupta, rheumatologist, says: "Indians...
  • Brushing twice a day keeps heart disease away September 21, 2010

    London: Brushing your teeth twice a day could go a long way in reducing the risk of heart disease, a new study has observed. Over the last 20 years, there has been increased interest in links between heart problems and gum disease and it has been established that inflammation in the...
  • Stress hurts women's hearts more September 24, 2010

    London: Women are twice as likely to suffer from heart diseases caused by stress at work places as compared to their male counterparts, a new study has found. The finding suggests that the well-known damaging effects of job stress on men cause more harm to women's heart. During the study, among...
  • Watching TV is cutting short your life, says study January 12, 2010

    New York: Beware, couch time is shortening your life! For every hour of TV viewing, your risk of dying early from heart disease rises by 18 per cent, says a new comprehensive study of sedentary lifestyle. The study by Australian researchers shows that each hour of TV viewing also increases your risk...
  • World Stroke Day: Inspirational stories of survivors September 24, 2010

    It's World Stroke Day - a condition that kills an estimated 2,000 Indians every day. Several lakhs of Indians are stroke survivors, believed to be surviving on preventive medication and physiotherapy. ...
  • World Heart Day Spl: Heart disease and the young September 27, 2009

    Today is the World Heart Day and the bad news is that at least 60 per cent of heart patients in the world by 2010 will be Indians. CNN-IBN gets you more on how heart diseases are hitting young Indians the most. ...
  • Forbes India: How low can your cholestrol go? September 24, 2010

    When Radhika Nayyar, 47, at last agreed to take drugs to lower her cholesterol level, her cardiologist felt he had scored a mini victory. For months, the good doctor had tried to persuade her to go on a dosage of statins but she stoutly refused to do so. As the...
  • How swine flu virus behaves inside human body August 9, 2009

    New Delhi: The H1N1 Influenza A virus (swine flu) has been wreaking havoc across the world. Here is how the virus behaves inside the human body in combination with other diseases. Asthma: Viral infections like swine flu make breathing worse and is more likely to cause viral pneumonia. The advice is to...
  • Hale and hearty: PM medically fit for next 5-year term May 25, 2009

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh got a decisive mandate, but at 76, is he fit for another high stress five year term? His cardiac surgeon Dr Ramakant Panda spoke exclusively to CNN IBN about the PM's medical condition. With PM's history of diabetes, heart problems and the recent coronary artery bypass...