cardiovascular problems

Obesity no bar to fitness and health


September 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Obese people can be just as healthy and fit as their slimmer counterparts, with no greater risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer, ... Read more...

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Teen dies after playing video game for 40 hours


July 19th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) A teenager in Taiwan has been found dead in an internet cafe after reportedly playing a video game for 40 hours without a break.The 18-year-old lad ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes


July 6th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study.University of Warwick scientists have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Living alone spells higher mortality risk for heart patients


June 19th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Living alone could hasten one's death, especially among those who have suffered heart attack and stroke, says a new study. Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Diabetes drug curbs excessive hunger


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) People with a harrowing genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi Syndrome, often develop insatiable appetites for life. But a study based on a drug, prescribed for some ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

People with sleep apnea face stroke risk


April 6th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): A new study has warned that persons with serious cases of sleep apnea-which is basically characterized by intense snoring accompanied by prolonged pauses in breathing (more than ten ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How air pollution can aggravate heart problems


March 10th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have shown exactly how air pollution can aggravate heart problems.They are untangling how the tiniest pollution particles - which we take in with every breath we ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity may be linked to dementia


March 7th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Obesity, which is associated with cardiovascular problems, may also be linked with dementia in later life.A study found that people who are very underweight, overweight or ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hour of daytime sleep can lower blood pressure


March 1st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Even an hour of sleep in daytime could help lower blood pressure after mental stress, researchers say. A study conducted by Ryan Brindle and Sarah Conklin from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Antioxidants in pecans ‘good for your heart’


February 25th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention, according to a new study from Loma Linda University (LLU).Pecans contain different forms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Statins may prevent diabetic-related blindness


February 18th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that a statin drug that is often known by the brand-name Lipitor may help prevent blindness in people with diabetes.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Doctors warn that fat can kill even if person is healthy


February 15th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A study has found that obese people who are healthy are still twice as likely to suffer a fatal heart attack.A research team from Glasgow University discovered that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity is a killer in its own right


February 15th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that obesity is a killer in its own right, irrespective of other biological or social risk factors traditionally associated with coronary heart disease.Increasing weight ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Common painkillers increase risk of heart problems: Study


January 12th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has associated common painkillers to increased risk of heart problems.The drugs include traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as well as new generation anti-inflammatory drugs, known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

An aspirin a day ‘cuts cancer death rate by 50pc’


December 7th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Popping an aspirin every day is likely to decrease the risk of dying from a number of common cancers, say Brit researchers.British researchers have discovered the first definitive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Paralysed man creates ‘robotic trousers’ to help patients walk, climb stairs


December 4th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): An Israeli entrepreneur who was left paralysed after a car crash, has now invented 'robotic trousers' that he claims would help paraplegics walk again.Amit Goffer was paralysed in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Faithful men with healthy sex life live long’


November 8th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) A healthy sex life makes men live longer, provided they remain faithful to their partners. Italian medical researchers carried out a series of studies and found that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Plenty of sex means longer lives for men!


November 8th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 08 (ANI): An active sex life is the key to a longer life for men only if they are faithful to their partners, a new research has found.Italian medical researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

B-Vitamins ease depression among stroke victims


October 29th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS) Victims of stroke who regularly take B-vitamins are better able to combat depression.Researchers demonstrated for the first time that they could reduce the risk of depressive symptoms after ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Abbott Laboratories Allows Further Investigation On Meridia


October 10th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Authorities have confirmed that the investigations on the side-effects of Meridia, a prescription weight loss drug, will continue. Meridia has come under investigation for one of its constituents, sibutramine, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Feeling secure in a relationship is good for your heart


July 21st, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Being in a close and warm relationship that makes you feel secure is really good for your heart, says a new study.The study conducted by Lachlan A. McWilliams, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depressed men with erectile dysfunction face cardio problems


July 14th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the presence of depressive symptoms in men with erectile dysfunction constitutes a risk factor for a major cardiovascular event.Erectile dysfunction and depressive mood ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depressed men with erectile dysfunction face cardio problems


July 13th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Men with erectile dysfunction who are depressed can also face cardiovascular risks. Cardiovascular disease is the class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels (arteries and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Erectile dysfunction may lead to heart disease


June 21st, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 21(ANI): Erectile dysfunction may be a major warning indication for heart disease and diabetes, say researchers.An analysis by researchers in Melbourne has revealed that men aged 20 years and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Baby boomers ‘at risk of heart attack’


May 19th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 19 (ANI): A new report has warned that over 2.5 million baby boomers are at risk of having a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke in the next five years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Reduction of salt in processed foods could save lives, money


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has found that reducing salt in processed foods could prevent strokes and heart attacks and also save billions of dollars in medical costs.According to researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cholesterol fighting drug slashes cataract risk in men


February 10th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Statins, a class of drugs used to cut down cholesterol levels, have been successfully fighting heart disease for years. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Watching TV is cutting short your life


January 12th, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh New York, Jan 12 (IANS) Beware, couch time is shortening your life!For every hour of TV viewing, your risk of dying early from heart disease rises by 18 per cent, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How serious is heart health


December 30th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Doctors say stress can lead to heart ailments and it is not uncommon for people to give up their careers after developing cardiovascular problems.The latest case in point ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Psoriasis effects go beyond the skin


December 30th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Effects of psoriasis are not just limited to the skin - the disease is also linked to arthritis and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.Psoriasis is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anaemia drug doesn’t benefit kidney disease patients


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that treatment with anaemia drug doesn't benefit kidney disease patients who are on dialysis.Darbepoetin alfa is one of a class of drugs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Perceived benefits versus potential risks of taking NSAIDs


December 17th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which many athletes gobble down before and during events, could be causing more harm than good, says an expert."These agents are treatments for the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Painkiller weakens anti-clotting action of aspirin


December 15th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): People who take painkiller Celebrex and also take a low-dose aspirin tablet daily to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke might not be getting enough protection ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dentists can help determine your risk for heart attack


November 26th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, (ANI): Dentists can do more than just taking care of your oral health - they can help determine your risk for heart attack, according to a new study from the Sahlgrenska ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dentists can help identify patients at risk of heart attack


November 26th, 2009 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Dentists can help identify patients who are likely to die of a heart attack or stroke, says a Swedish study. The study involved 200 men and women aged over ... Read more...

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