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Air pollution in India linked to heart attack, stroke: Study

Previous studies indicate that inflammation and atherosclerosis are most likely responsible for the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and cardiovascular disease and mortality.

World Stroke Day 2019: Stroke risk may be higher in youth owing to sedentary lifestyle

World Health Organization says that stroke is the second biggest factor responsible for mortality, and its increase across the world, especially in India, is alarming, more so among the younger generations

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Suffering from insomnia? You may have an increased risk of heart failure

Researchers found genetic variants for insomnia were associated with significantly higher odds of coronary artery disease, heart failure and ischemic stroke – particularly large artery stroke.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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