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Here's what to do if someone is having a heart attack

If the patient is conscious, it is essential that they are moved to a comfortable position. Then loosen any tight clothings and ask them if they are a heart patient and are carrying Nitroglycerine tablets.

Decoded: Why humans are prone to heart attacks

Atherosclerosis — the clogging of arteries with fatty deposits — is the cause of one-third of deaths worldwide due to cardiovascular disease, researchers said.


Diabetes can increase risk of cardiovascular diseases, say experts

Experts recommend regular check-ups, lifestyle modification which includes regular exercise, at least 30 minutes brisk walk five days a week, nutritious diet, quitting smoking and alcohol to keep diabetes at bay.

Sitting while watching TV linked to higher risk of heart attack, says new study

The participants who had logged the most TV-viewing hours (four or more hours a day) had a 50 per cent greater risk of cardiovascular events and death compared to those who watched the least amount of TV (less than two hours a day).

New AI-enabled tool may help detect heart attacks

The decision-making tool, known as the coronary artery disease reporting and data system (CAD-RADS), emphasises stenoses, or blockages and narrowing in the coronary arteries.

Being overweight doubles high BP risk in kids, says study

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and the prevalence has increased at an alarming rate.


Millions of heart disease, stroke deaths linked to not eating enough fruits, vegetables: Study

Fruits and vegetables are good sources of fibre, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants and phenolics, which have been shown to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.

Armed conflict linked with heart attack, stroke risk among civilians: Study

The findings could help inform international health policy in the prevention of heart disease in politically unstable countries where conflict is taking place, or likely to occur, researchers said.

Why sleeping for less than seven hours may harm your health

The findings could potentially lead to new, non-invasive tests for sleep deprived patients concerned about their health, according to researchers from University of Colorado Boulder in the US.

Weight loss may help cut heart attack, stroke risk in diabetics: Cambridge study

The study found that proper weight management combined with routine care may significantly reduce the risk of developing Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) such as heart attack and strokes.