Beware! Heart Attack, Stroke May Predict Cancer Risk, Say Researchers

Heart attack or stroke may be an early sign of cancers, especially in older adults, say researchers. The findings showed that the risk of having a heart attack and stroke jumped by 70 per cent in the year before cancer diagnosis. The risk was most acute in the month immediately before cancer diagnosis. Lung and…

Here’s how bingeing on alcohol can damage your health

In the past three decades, there has been a 300% increase in the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) among Indians. About two-to-six percent of those affected live in rural India and four-to-twelve percent in urban India. Among other things, lifestyle factors such as increased consumption of alcohol can exacerbate the risk of acquiring CAD,…

Obesity during pregnancy, this is the ideal weight gain for mums-to-be

Most mothers are encouraged to eat healthy during pregnancy. This obviously means a fat-rich diet, so that your growing baby gets all the nutrition she needs. However, this also puts mothers at the risk of being obese. According to a recent study, there’s an optimal weight gain that’s recommended.The researchers devised a calculator to help…

Switch to a Mediterranean diet for protection from air pollution

The Mediterranean diet is considered to be one of the healthier diet options. Low in meat and dairy but rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts and ‘healthy’ fats, the diet is believed to offer a host of health benefits. Studies have shown how it is good for the liver and the brain, effective in preventing heart…