Hearing loss has a greater impact on life than cardiac disease, stroke and cancer

Hearing loss leads to isolation, less interactive communication with others and this leads to loneliness, which is known to have a negative health impact equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Hearing loss has a greater impact on life than cardiac disease, stroke and cancerFor many years, it was clear that my father was becoming hard of hearing. Normally gregarious and the life of the party, he became increasingly withdrawn because he couldn’t hear well enough to partake in conversations around the table. He began to walk with a shuffling gait. He was declining in front of my eyes. […]

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke risk

Strokes don't usually come out of the blue. It is true that nobody can predict the precise time when a stroke will strike. But even when an underlying medical condition puts you at risk, you might be able to do something about it. Small changes in lifestyle, such as keeping a check on your weight can prevent the risk of strokes

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke riskThere is a lot you can do to lower your chances of having a stroke. Even if you’ve already had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), you can take steps to prevent another. Controlling your weight is an important way to lower stroke risk. Excess pounds strain the entire circulatory system and can lead […]

The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of having a stroke

Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 per cent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked, researchers said. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk, revealed researchers from University of Maryland

The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of having a strokeWhile smoking has long been associated with the risk of stroke, the study by US researchers has found that men who smoke at least two packs a day are nearly five times at greater risk of stroke than men who have never smoked. The study, published in the research journal Stroke, also found that men […]

Can traffic noise be a contributing factor behind heart disease?

Researchers suggest that the mechanism at play could be a stress response in the nervous system that is activated by exposure to noise. The stress response prompts a surge of hormones, which damages the blood vessels. The findings revealed that traffic or aircraft noise contributes to hypertension, diabetes, and other risk factors for heart disease

Can traffic noise be a contributing factor behind heart disease?The idea that heart disease may be caused by traffic noise may seem far-fetched. But growing evidence is linking environmental noise to the development of heart conditions including arterial hypertension, stroke, heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Although healthcare providers will focus on traditional risk factors when they diagnose, prevent, and treat heart disease, ever […]

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older women

A new study of older women living in Australia finds that eating more vegetables - especially cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower - might help to prevent clogged arteries, a main cause of heart attack and stroke

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older womenElderly women who eat more vegetables may be less likely to develop hardening of the arteries, an Australian study suggests. Researchers surveyed 954 women aged 70 and older. They also used ultrasound to assess the thickness of the walls of the carotid artery in the neck, and the extent of plaque accumulation. Thinner artery walls […]

Low sperm count tied to poor health, increased risk of illness

The study found more of the men with low sperm counts had metabolic syndrome - a cluster of risk factors including a higher body mass index (BMI) and raised blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke 

Low sperm count tied to poor health, increased risk of illnessIn the largest ever study of sperm quality, reproductive function and metabolic risk; experts suggest that men with low sperm counts are likely to have numerous co-existing health problems. The new research was presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018: The Endocrine Society’s 100th Annual Meeting and Expo in Chicago. “Our study clearly shows that […]

Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new study

Researchers found that the people with who slept at least 6 hours at the start of the study were 1.5 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease or stroke than the people who did not have a history of heart disease

Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new studyFor people who are at risk for heart disease and diabetes, getting enough sleep may be especially important: Snoozing for less than 6 hours per night may increase their risk of premature death, a new study finds. People in the study who had a high body mass index (BMI) and elevated cholesterol along with a […]

Having just one egg a day reduces stroke risk

One egg boasts 6 grams of high-quality protein and an array of vitamins, and they reduces the risk of stroke by 12 per cent

Having just one egg a day reduces stroke riskA study, led by US scientists, also shows that eating an egg each day had no association with coronary heart disease – the leading cause of death worldwide. Researchers reached the conclusion by reviewing a host of studies published over a period of 33 years – between 1982 and 2015 – which involved more than […]

Stroke rise in India, a worrying health issue for govt

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare addressed the issue on the rise in deaths due to brain stroke in the country. Unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, harmful use of alcohol, overweight, obesity, tobacco use, etc. are the risk factors of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including stroke

Stroke rise in India, a worrying health issue for govtAs per a report on ‘India: Health of Nation’s States – The India State Level Disease Burden Initiative’ published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the incidence of stroke per 1,00,000 population was 65.91 in 1990 and 89.34 in 2016. As per the report, estimated death rates due to stroke in India is 53 […]

Erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of heart disease

Researchers state that the findings are particularly important for younger men, who are less likely to be assessed for subclinical cardiovascular diseases than older men, and who may be visiting the doctor for the first time due to erectile dysfunction related symptoms

Erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of heart diseaseErectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to get or maintain an erection. Unsurprisingly, ED can have a range of negative implications for a man’s psychological health; it may give rise to low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. But ED may pose risks for physical health, too. Previous research has suggested that men with ED […]
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