How sex can help improve your heart health

Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure - it also offers incredible health benefits. Besides the emotional aspects and feelings of well-being, it can be good for your heart, relieve pain and help you sleep restfully. It also can ease headaches, despite common beliefs to the contrary

How sex can help improve your heart healthHow sex helps your heart Researchers have found that men who had sex at least twice a week were less likely to develop heart disease compared to men who only had sex once per month, according to a 2010 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology. Stories about men or women experiencing heart attacks […]

Cardiovascular deaths rise in India by 34% in two decades

The deaths caused due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) declined by 41 per cent in the US between 1990 and 2016, while, in the same period, it rose by around 34 per cent in India

Cardiovascular deaths rise in India by 34% in two decadesA new international study published by Elsevier, in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, says that the deaths caused due to heart diseases have declined significantly in the US in the last 25 years, but on the contrary, it continues to rise in India with cardiovascular diseases being the leading cause of death. The […]

Childhood heart defects interlinked with early onset of dementia

The study findings revealed compared to people born with normal hearts, adult survivors of childhood heart defects were more than twice as likely to develop dementia by age 65. The dementia risk increased with the severity of heart defects

Childhood heart defects interlinked with early onset of dementiaPeople who survive childhood heart defects may have an increased risk of developing dementia before age 65, a Danish study suggests. “Previous studies showed that people born with heart defects may be at higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems in childhood, such as epilepsy and autism, but this is, to our knowledge, the first study to […]

Switching to a vegetarian diet slashes heart disease death risk by 40%

 In the past few decades, numerous studies have demonstrated that restricting meat impacts the body in a number of positive ways. For instance, a plant-based diet has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome

Switching to a vegetarian diet slashes heart disease death risk by 40%The latest in a long line of papers on the many health benefits of reducing meat intake concludes that a plant-based diet is great news for your heart Vegetarianism is regularly touted as a more healthful option and many people are working to reduce their meat intake. Vegetarianism and veganism may even protect against certain […]

Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heart

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts

Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heartAccording to a new study four cups of strong coffee might be the amount that would keep the hearts of older adults healthy. The latest study titled, “CDKN1B/p27 is localized in mitochondria and improves respiration-dependent processes in the cardiovascular system – New mode of action for caffeine,” was published on 21st of June 2018 in […]

Having just one egg a day can significantly lower your risk of heart disease

People who eat an egg just about every day may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than individuals who don’t eat eggs at all, a large Chinese study suggests. Eggs are a primary source of dietary cholesterol, but they also contain high-quality lean protein and many vitamins, the study team notes in the journal Heart

Having just one egg a day can significantly lower your risk of heart diseaseResearchers examined survey data on egg consumption among 461,213 adults who were 51 years old on average. When they joined the study, none had a history of heart disease. Overall, they ate an average of half an egg daily; about 9 per cent of them avoided eggs altogether while 13 per cent ate roughly one […]

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and stroke

Unmarried people were also 43 per cent more likely to die from heart disease and 55 per cent more likely to die from strokes, researchers report in the journal Heart

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokePeople who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 34 previous studies involving more than two million people. Overall, they found that compared to married people, adults who were divorced, widowed or […]

Bikram yoga doesn’t need hot room to benefit heart health, finds study

Previous research has linked Bikram yoga to improvements in the elasticity of blood vessels, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the potential for arteries to harden and cause heart attacks

Bikram yoga doesn’t need hot room to benefit heart health, finds studyBikram yoga, a series of 26 poses typically done in a sweat-inducingly hot room, may not need to be practiced at steam-bath temperatures to help improve blood vessel health, a small experiment suggests. Millions of people worldwide practice Bikram yoga, typically in 90-minute sessions that involve breathing exercises and holding poses for up to one […]

5 reasons why yoga is good for your heart

With International Yoga Day just around the corner approaching soon, Dr Santosh Kumar Dora, senior Cardiologist at Asian Heart Institute, informs us how yoga can have a positive impact on heart health

5 reasons why yoga is good for your heartMany studies have shown tremendous health benefits of yoga including that of cardiac health.  Yoga is a body-mind activity which helps in flexibility, muscle strengthening, balance, relaxation and concentration. Followings are the cardiac benefits of yoga: Decreases stress Stress leads to increase in stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline which increase heart rate and blood […]

A look at the journey of India’s first and oldest cardiologist

Dr Sivaramakrishna Iyer Padmavati, India’s first cardiologist, turns 101 this month. A recipient of the Padma Vibhushan in 1992, she still serves as the director of the National Heart Institute, Delhi

A look at the journey of India’s first and oldest cardiologistShe is the woman who took to monitoring of hearts for the first time in India. She sought an appointment with Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the then health minister, way back in 1954. Following which she was offered a lecturer’s position at Delhi’s Lady Hardinge Medical College. She completed her MBBS at the Rangoon Medical College, […]
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