blood pressure

Small weight gain enough to raise BP


September 7th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 7 (IANS) New research suggests that weight gain of just 1.5 pounds or 0.6 kg per year is fraught with risk, enough to raise blood pressure in college ... Read more...

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As Kerala celebrates Onam, actor Thilakan battles for life


August 28th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 (IANS) While Kerala celebrates its harvest festival Onam, veteran actor Thilakan battles for life.Thilakan has been put on ventilator for the past few days, following multiple organ ... Read more...

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Forgiving and forgetting is good for heart


July 30th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Forgiving others, no matter how badly they may have hurt us, could actually prove to be beneficial for our health, a US study has found.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Sehgal’s health deteriorates


July 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 21 (IANS) The health of Lakshmi Sehgal, a close associate of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, deteriorated Saturday, doctors here said."We have put her on ventilator support to boost ... Read more...

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British sex offenders to face mandatory lie detector test


July 20th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Rapists and other sex offenders in Britain may be forced to take lie detector tests when they leave prison in a bid to reduce the ... Read more...

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UK: Docs’ ‘basic errors’ killing 1,000 a month


July 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that in UK, basic errors by doctors result in the death of almost 1,000 people a month. The London School of Hygiene ... Read more...

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Dara Singh remains critical


July 8th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Wrestling champion and veteran Bollywood actor Dara Singh remains critical, a doctor said Sunday.Dara Singh, 84, was taken to the hospital Saturday following a severe cardiac ... Read more...

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Starving sisters locked for months, rescued in Delhi


June 16th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Locked up inside their home and unfed for months together, two sisters were rescued from their north Delhi apartment Saturday, police officials said.Found in tattered ... Read more...

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Horse dies after winning prestigious race


May 14th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) A champion horse died moments after winning a prestigious race in Nashville, US, RIA Novosti reported.Arcadius died after winning the Iroquois Steeplechase. The eight-year-old had a ... Read more...

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Kendra Wilkinson promotes sex


April 12th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 12 (IANS) Former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson says that people should have as much sex as possible because it makes them beautiful."Sure sex is fun, but did ... Read more...

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Beware! Pain killers could spike your BP


March 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 21 (IANS) Beware of painkillers - they could be spiking your blood pressure (BP) levels even without doctors suspecting the actual cause, a study reveals.Many common over-the-counter ... Read more...

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Left, right arm differences in BP lowers survival chances


March 21st, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Patients of hypertension who have different blood pressure (BP) readings from each arm have reduced chances of survival over 10 years, says a new study.National guidelines ... Read more...

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Bluetooth offers round-the-clock health monitoring


March 11th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 11 (IANS) A Bluetooth application hooked-up with your smartphone can monitor your vital signs - temperature, heart rate and blood pressure.The application could also cover sensors for blood ... Read more...

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Injured Malayalam comedian’s health improves


March 11th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala) March 11 (IANS) The condition of Malayalam film comedian Jagathy Sreekumar, grievously injured in a road accident Saturday, has shown slight improvement though he continues to be on ... Read more...

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Gene that makes men aggressive found


March 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) The "macho" gene which makes men behave more aggressively than women under stress has been discovered.They say this one gene could explain why men have a ... Read more...

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Anna advised a month’s rest, uncertainty over poll plans (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 2 (IANS) Doctors here have advised Anna Hazare one month's rest, putting a question mark over his plans to campaign against the Congress in the forthcoming assembly ... Read more...

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Hazare might be admitted to Pune hospital: Associate


December 31st, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 31 (IANS) Anna Hazare, who has been ailing the past few days, is likely to be admitted to a Pune hospital for three days to ... Read more...

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Anna unwell, core committee meeting postponed (Lead, Changing dateline)


December 31st, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 31 (IANS) The core committee meeting of Team Anna scheduled here Jan 2-3 has been postponed following the ill-health of Anna Hazare, his aide said ... Read more...

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Ailing Anna to end fast (Second Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Bowing to appeals from doctors, Anna Hazare, hit by viral fever, said he was ending his three-day fast a day earlier Wednesday but vowed to ... Read more...

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Anna to end fast (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Anna Hazare, who is suffering from viral fever, announced he will end his hunger strike Wednesday but said the fight for a "strong Lokpal" will ... Read more...

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Hazare dehydrated, asked to end fast (Second Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Doctors Wednesday pleaded with Anna Hazare to end his three-day fast begun Tuesday, saying he was suffering from dehydration and could face kidney failure.A team ... Read more...

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End fast immediately, doctors tell Hazare (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Doctors attending on Anna Hazare, whose fast entered its second day here Wednesday, have "strongly advised" him to end his hunger strike as it could ... Read more...

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End fast immediately: Doctors advise Anna


December 28th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Doctors attending to Anna Hazare, whose fast entered its second day here Wednesday, have "strongly advised" him to end his hunger strike as it could ... Read more...

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Chavan pleads, but Hazare continues fast (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Tuesday night urged Anna Hazare to end his fast after he developed 102 degrees temperature but the anti-corruption crusader declined ... Read more...

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Hazare ill, refuses to break fast


December 27th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Anna Hazare refused Tuesday night to end his three-day fast in support of a strong Lokpal despite falling sick and running 102 degrees temperature, his ... Read more...

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Hazare fit to fast: Doctor


December 26th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 26 (IANS) A day before Anna Hazare is to begin his three day fast in Mumbai to push for a strong Lokpal bill, a doctor ... Read more...

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Chances of heart attack, stroke rise with BP


December 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Chances of a heart attack or stroke are greater if blood pressure (BP) levels go up during the middle age, reveals a study. Men and women ... Read more...

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Does caffeine boost exercise performance?


December 15th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Caffeine may be considered a potent stimulant, but whether it pumps up performance in exercise is debatable. While scientists aver that caffeine is likely to have ... Read more...

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Grief can literally break your heart


December 1st, 2011 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) The loss of a loved one can really break your heart, scientists have warned. Anastasia Susie Mihailidou, from the University of Sydney Medical School, says when ... Read more...

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Obama gets clean bill of health


November 1st, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama is in excellent health and fit for duty, a medical report released by the White House said.The two-page report written ... Read more...

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Chocolate also insures against stroke risk


October 12th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Women who munch a bar of chocolate every week could cut stroke risk by 20 percent. The finding is based on a study of more than ... Read more...

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Soccer halves risk of early death among homeless


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Playing soccer on the streets twice or thrice a week could halve the risk of early death in homeless men.Research led by the Universities of Exeter ... Read more...

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Subtle ads have stoked sales of anti-depressants


September 12th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Subtle advertising by drug companies has persuaded doctors to prescribe three times more anti-depressants than they did in the 1970s. Their methods were exposed by a ... Read more...

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Hazare weak but well, to address rally


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Sep 2 (IANS) Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare is still feeling "a little weak" after his hunger strike but is set to address a rally here later Friday.D.G. ... Read more...

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Hazare discharged from hospital, leaves for village


August 31st, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare left for his village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra Wednesday night after he was discharged from a hospital in Gurgaon following ... Read more...

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