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Pain killers retard recovery from heart attack


April 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Giving pain killers to heart attack patients may actually retard their recovery. The stabbing ache in the chest, for instance, is felt when it actually stimulates ... Read more...

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‘Apple shaped’ obesity, other forms ‘equally risky’


March 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study has challenged previous findings that obese people who are 'apple shaped' (fat deposits in the middle of the body) are at higher risk of heart ... Read more...

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Stronger anti-cholestrol drugs can cut heart attack deaths


November 9th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) More powerful statins - drugs used to lower cholesterol levels associated with cardiovascular diseases - can cut down deaths from heart attacks, a study shows. Researchers from Oxford ... Read more...

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Pregnant mum’s high-fat diet ‘bad for baby’s heart’


July 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A pregnant mother's diet could be inadvertently putting the health of her offspring at risk through her genes, says a new study.Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for ... Read more...

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Simple keyhole heart op could cut stroke risk


December 12th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 12 (ANI): Patients suffering from an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation can now undergo a simple operation to avoid heart stroke, instead of taking blood-thinning medication, say researchers.The new ... Read more...

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Check your pulse to stave off stroke


November 16th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Experts have urged people to check their pulse for atrial fibrillation, a condition that might cause stroke.Atrial fibrillation is characterised by an abnormal heart rhythm.A survey involving over ... Read more...

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Scientists identify blood clotting ”on-off switch”


March 7th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Researchers from University of Birmingham have identified a protein that appears to play a key role in forming blood clots.Small cells called platelets circulate in the blood ... Read more...

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