It is estimated that 3 lakh women die across the world each year from heart attacks. It kills, in fact, six times as many women as breast cancer does.

India's rising heart problems could be the result of increasing waistlines and dipping levels of good cholesterol, says a new study.

The good cholesterol, or HDL, is a wax-like substance that picks up excess cholesterol from blood and deposits it in the liver for disposal. Indians have a huge deficit with HDL readings of 28.8, says the ongoing study being conducted by the American College of Cardiology that draws up treatment norms followed across the world.

MUMBAI: The good and bad of Mumbai are both translating into an unhealthy portrait of the city.

On the one hand, its status as the highest per capita income city could be fuelling its biggest health problems — namely the twin epidemics of diabetes and hypertension. On the other, being one of the most densely populated cities in the country is ensuring that one tuberculosis patient spreads the air-borne disease to at least 15 others within a year.

Mumbai: The first verdict from international health experts stationed at the Kumbh Mela to record diseases among pilgrims has been positive.