Sunday 21 December, 2014

Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health and stroke risk

Tabara study - Man standing on one leg
To measure one-leg standing time, participants stood with their eyes open and raised one leg.

copyright Yasuharu Tabara, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Struggling to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer was linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in Continue reading “Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health and stroke risk” »  More...

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Memory lapses put highly educated at greater stroke risk

People who have attained a high level of education and also complain about memory lapses face a higher risk of a stroke Continue reading “Memory lapses put highly educated at greater stroke risk” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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New frontier for heart failure treatment

Opening new avenues for the treatment of heart failure, a research has found how the function of a key cardiac protein changes in the case of heart failure Continue reading “New frontier for heart failure More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Alcohol consumption bad for heart

If you thought one drink per day is good for your heart, be prepared to change your habit as researchers have found that reducing alcohol consumption even in light drinkers improves cardiovascular health. Individuals More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Donate blood to keep your heart healthy

If you are a shift worker, donating blood could be an easy way to reduce the risk of heart disease Continue reading “Donate blood to keep your heart healthy” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Heart transplant patient’s mother salutes Chennai

The mother of a 21-year-old woman who got a new heart saluted Tuesday the authorities, doctors and people of Chennai for helping her daughter get a new lease of life Continue reading “Heart transplant patient’s More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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BP drug may induce metabolic side-effects in elderly

The elderly who take thiazide diuretics to manage high blood pressure are at a greater risk of developing metabolic adverse events Continue reading “BP drug may induce metabolic side-effects in elderly” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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High BP medicines may increase vision loss risk

Certain blood pressure lowering medications may have dangerous side effects as researchers have found a link between taking vasodilators and developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Continue More...

By BioNews On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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World’s first implantable device to reduce high BP

Not been able to control blood pressure even after gulping pills? Soon, an implantable device will reduce blood pressure by sending electrical signals to the brain Continue reading “World’s first implantable More...

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By BioNews On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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New design to make batteries last for 50 years?

If you have a pacemaker, you may no longer have to go under the knife every ten years just to replace the battery as researchers have now developed a chemistry that could extend battery life beyond what was earlier More...