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Air pollution linked to heart disease, stroke risk: Study

Researchers from Lithuanian University of Health Sciences investigated the link between a long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and residential distance to green spaces and major roads with the development of hypertension and some components of metabolic syndrome.

Longer work hours may raise stroke risk, says study

The participants working long hours had a 29 per cent greater risk of stroke, and those working long hours for 10 years or more had a 45 per cent greater risk of stroke.

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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.

World No Tobacco Day 2019: 'Smokeless tobacco is as dangerous as smoking a cigarette'

Health experts highlight that smokeless tobacco is as addictive as smoking a cigarette and hence should not be seen as an alternative to quit smoking as the severe health impacts will still remain.

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.

Jawless fish may hold key to effective brain cancer treatment

The research, published in the journal Science Advances, found that molecules from the immune system of the parasitic sea lamprey may also be combined with a wide array of other therapies, offering hope to treat disorders like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease or even traumatic injuries.

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World Hypertension Day 2019: Know about the signs, risks and treatment for hypertension

People with high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but these signs and symptoms aren't specific and usually don't occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage.

Completing first-time marathon 'reverses' ageing of blood vessels, says study

The study included 139 healthy first-time marathon runners aged 21-69 years who were advised to follow a first-time finisher training programme and ran an estimated 10-20 kilometres a week for six months ahead of completing the 2016 or 2017 London Marathon.

22 new genetic risk factors for stroke identified

Stroke is the second most common cause of both death and disability-adjusted life-years worldwide, but its molecular mechanisms remain poorly understood. Previously, only 10 genetic risk factors had been identified for stroke.

Why women are more prone to suffer stroke decoded

The researchers found that fluctuations in naturally occurring hormone levels, adverse effects of supplemental hormones used as contraception or to treat menopausal symptoms are some of the factors that can elevate stroke risk among women.

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