Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and stroke

Cigarette smoke is commonly associated with lung cancer and lung ailments. But smoking and chewing tobacco is also the second most common cause of cardiac illness.  As per statistics, tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular disease, after […]

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10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]

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Reducing alcohol use could help quit daily smoking habit, reveals US study

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organs

Joints Pain and inflammation in your joints? Smokers are more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And RA medications don’t work as well on people who smoke. Scientists aren’t sure why. Skin You can expect wrinkles, sooner. Smoking speeds up your skin’s aging process. It can make the skin of a 40-year-old look like that […]

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

Sleeping 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 […]

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Black carbon from traffic exhaust can increase the risk of stroke

The study, which was carried out by a team of investigators from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established a link between long-term exposure to particulate matter (PM) from black carbon as a result from traffic exhaust and an increased risk of stroke, even in residential areas. The researchers came to this conclusion after investigating […]

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FSSAI directs food operators to report reuse and disposal of cooking oil

Vegetable oils can be ruining your health, here’s why you should avoid them

When people hear about vegetable oil, many would immediately think about its plant-based health benefits. It has been one of the widely used cooking oils around the world. Vegetable oil comes from different plants, including canola, coconut, corn, olive, palm, safflower, soybean and sunflower. Consumers opt for this product because of widespread availability and lower […]

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Learn how to accurately take your blood pressure at home

High blood pressure or hypertension is known as the “silent killer.” It can happen without any symptoms and eventually lead to serious complications, such as heart attack and stroke. People experience hypertension when the force against blood vessel walls significantly increases. Those who are inactive, overweight and with an unhealthy diet have high risk of […]

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Taller people have a higher chance of developing atrial fibrillation

The research, which reveals a strong link between the genetic variants associated with height and one’s risk for AFib, is the among the first to demonstrate that height may be a causal, not correlated, a risk factor for AFib. Researchers found that the risk for AFib climbed as one’s height increased, with every one-inch increase […]

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