Sleeping less than six hours a night may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in men, says study

People who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours, suggests a new study. Poor quality sleep increases the risk of atherosclerosis, plaque build-up in the arteries throughout the body,  according to the study

Sleeping less than six hours a night may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in men, says studySleeping less than six hours every night could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, said a study. The study focused on 4,000 people with no known history of heart disease. Their average age was 46, and two-thirds of participants were men. Participants wore an actigraph, a tool used to measure activity, for seven days to […]

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

Low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular diseases as those who are overweight, a study has found

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weightResearchers have found that low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular disease as adults who are overweight. “Our study demonstrates that a sedentary lifestyle counters the benefit of being at a normal weight when it comes to heart disease risk,” said lead investigator Arch G. Mainous […]

High fibre diet can cut risk of early death by one third, reveals WHO study

Most people around the world do not eat the amount of fibre needed to prevent key life-threatening illnesses, new research suggests

High fibre diet can cut risk of early death by one third, reveals WHO studyPeople who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of […]

Income volatility, unstable career taking a toll on youths

Instability in career and income affects the health of youngsters. Experts witness rising cases of heart-related and psychiatry related issues in the population facing income volatility

Income volatility, unstable career taking a toll on youthsAs all the sectors have become competitive, the pressure to be a better performer is also increasing. Till date, people were having office related issues, but these days, doctors are also witnessing cases where income volatility is affecting the health of the individuals. Dr Dnyaneshwar Gaware, a cardiologist from Pune, said, “Loss of job or […]

Poor fitness levels can increase your risk of having a stroke, reveals new study

Low fitness levels have long been tied to higher risk for heart problems. Now researchers say men’s cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to their risk for stroke as well

Poor fitness levels can increase your risk of having a stroke, reveals new studyResearchers in Norway followed 2,014 middle-aged men for more than 20 years. Those who were unfit for the whole study period, or who started out fit but became less so, were twice as likely to have a stroke as those who stayed fit or became fit, they reported in the journal Stroke. “Stroke is a […]

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects heart and mental health in long-run

Boys who engaged in more bullying in childhood tended to be aggressive and were more likely to smoke in adulthood, which increases risk factors for heart disease and other life-threatening diseases. Boys who were bullied, tended to have more stressful life experiences

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects heart and mental health in long-runAccording to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Being bullied in childhood may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood. It can have negative impact on heart health. The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 […]

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  

There have been many cases of people spotting certain symptoms or abnormalities in their selfies, which led to the diagnosis of conditions like skin cancer, stroke, etc

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  While they do come with a fair share of downsides for some people, selfies have also helped identify significant symptoms of medical conditions, important enough to save people’s lives. Here are four instances where they proved to be valuable from a health perspective. Stroke Juanita Branch, 63, recently recalled how she suffered a stroke back […]

Thailand becomes first country in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packaging

The World Health Organization (WHO) commended stronger tobacco control measures being adopted by Thailand which has become the first in Asia and the first low and middle-income country to adopt plain packaging for tobacco products

Thailand becomes first country in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packagingThe new legislative announcement on plain packaging is the latest effort of Thai government and adds to the Tobacco Control Act 2017 which enforces 20 years as the minimum age for purchasing tobacco, bans single stick sale and bans tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship. Plain packaging of tobacco products restricts or prohibits the use of […]

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 […]

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 […]
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