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Poison or superfood? Why coconut oil is creating such a buzz

Harvard professor's claim about coconut oil being "pure poison" has angered many IndiansLast month, claims by Dr Karin Michels, a Harvard professor that coconut...

Elevated LDL cholesterol increases CVD risk in young people

Young and healthy people are at risk of dying early of cardiovascular disease (CVD) if they have elevated LDL cholesterol Young, healthy people may still...

Sex hormone levels up heart risk in women post menopause

Higher proportion of male hormones poses great heart disease risk in post menopausal women Post menopausal women, have a higher blood level of a male...

Cell patches sewn onto heart muscle can help it heal, finds...

Can parts of the heart muscle which are dead, be healed by suturing patches over them - much the same way torn clothes are...

Single? You are at higher risk of heart ailments

Being single does affect your heart after all Compared to married heart disease patients, being unmarried was associated with a higher risk of dying, according...

High blood sugar during pregnancy may cause heart defect in the...

Higher blood sugar early in pregnancy raises the baby's risk of a congenital heart defect, even among mothers who do not have diabetes, according...

Loneliness, unemployment can cause heart disease

Loneliness can affect your heart. So can unemployment Researchers at the University College London have found. A UCL study, published in PLOS Medicine, analysed cohort...

Eating cheese may be good for your heart

If cheesy pastas are your guilty pleasure, then here's news that will lessen the guilt. Chinese researchers have found that eating cheese, albeit in moderation,...

Early baldness indicates heart disease risk more than obesity, study finds

If you are less than 40 years obese and your friend is balding, your friend may have a higher risk of heart disease. Male-pattern baldness...

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Diet rich in fish, fruits & nuts lowers stroke risk

Mediterranean diet can lower stroke risk, especially in women.Fruits and nuts are the key to keeping stroke away. And some fish. One of the largest...