congenital heart disease

‘Heartless’ will be toughest role of Adhyayan’s career: Shekhar Suman


September 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Shekhar Suman, who is gearing up for his debut directorial "Heartless", a tribute to his late son Aayush, says the movie will prove to be ... Read more...

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900,000 Chinese born with birth defects every year


September 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Around 900,000 babies are born with birth defects in China every year, the health ministry said Wednesday.This constitutes about 5.6 percent of the total number of ... Read more...

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‘Loving moms’ of Shanghai women help out orphans


May 26th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 26 (IANS) Ten Shanghai women have established an organisation called 'Loving Mom' that collects donations to send sick and poverty-stricken children from other provinces to the city for ... Read more...

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Women with heart disease likely to have girls: Iran study


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Women with some heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls, says a study conducted by a university in Iran. It found that 75 ... Read more...

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Now, a device to shield cardiac patients from stroke


March 28th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A global medical device company Wednesday announced the first implant of a one-of-its-kind cardiac plug which can help curb strokes in patients with cardiac disorders. ... Read more...

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Italians to conduct heart surgeries for Dubai kids


January 13th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 13 (IANS/WAM) A team of specialist doctors from Italy will perform free heart surgeries for children and teenagers of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in February.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mary Kom breaks down on seeing son after surgery (Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) She has time and again shown how tough she is -- both physically and mentally -- but boxing champion MC Mary Kom could not hold back ... Read more...

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Mary Kom rushes to Chandigarh to be with ailing son


May 11th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) MC Mary Kom, who won the gold in the Asian Cup women boxing tournament in China Monday, had no time to celebrate her win. She rushed ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Crude oil chemical linked to congenital heart disease


May 1st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): Fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD), a new study has found.The study also showed ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction drug helps young people with congenital heart disease


March 11th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible use-helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise, scientists have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eight million more Chinese to get health cover


March 10th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) Eight million more Chinese will be covered by health insurance in 2011, the human resources and social security ministry has announced.The latest move will bring the ... Read more...

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Potential treatment target for congenital heart disease identified


February 22nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Two separate but related studies have shown that two drugs - one already approved as an immunosuppressant and the other being tested as an anti-cancer agent - could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fixing hearts without open-heart surgery


February 4th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Until now, pulmonary valve replacements have required open-heart surgery.However, the Oregon Health and Science University is one of a few centres in the United States qualified to implant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells show promise in repairing child’s damaged heart


January 28th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A study, led by an Indian-origin boffin, has revealed that heart stem cells from children with congenital heart disease were able to rebuild the damaged heart in the ... Read more...

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High intakes of folic acid may be linked to cancer


December 14th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that increased consumption of folic acid can reduce birth defects including neural tube defects, congenital heart disease and oral clefts but high intakes ... Read more...

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Heart surgery can cause strokes, seizures


November 17th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Loyola University Health System neurologists have reported that strokes, seizures and other neurological complications related to heart surgery account for "considerable morbidity and mortality."Other complications include delirium, central ... Read more...

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Fuzzy thinking could detect heart disease risk


September 16th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists have reported a new approach to evaluate a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, or heart failure.The technique uses fuzzy logic to teach a ... Read more...

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For ailing Afghan kids, a healing touch from India (Feature)


September 12th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Suhas Munshi New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Quietly, India has been helping mend Afghan hearts. With hundreds of children in war-torn Afghanistan dying of congenital heart disease every year, many are now ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

German couple adopts girl with heart disease in Gujarat


July 21st, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by ANI
By ParishRajkot, July 21 (ANI): A German couple, Ulrike and Freiburg Michale, has adopted an Indian girl with congenital heart disease in Rajkot.Two-and-a-half-year-old Khushali, who suffers the condition called atrial septal defect ... 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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Boffins find first common gene for congenital heart disease


May 27th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A genetic variant on chromosome 5 that strongly raises the risk of congenital heart disease has been found by researchers.Although congenital heart disease represents the most common major ... Read more...

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AirAsia launches flight to Bangalore


May 21st, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 21 (IANS) Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia launched its inaugural flight to India's Bangalore city, carrying 15 children with congenital heart disease who need open heart surgery. The children will undergo ... Read more...

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Lung virus behind pneumonia kills 200,000 kids worldwide annually


April 16th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): A University of Edinburgh study has shown a common virus that causes wheezing and pneumonia claims the lives of up to two hundred thousand children worldwide each year.The ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction drug ‘improves heart function in kids’


November 19th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A drug used to treat erectile dysfunction has been found to improve heart function in children and young adults, say researchers.Single-ventricle defects are a collection of cardiac malformations ... Read more...

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Viagra kin perks up heart function in young adults


November 19th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) Sildenafil, a drug for treating impotence, also perks up cardiac function in kids and young adults with single-ventricle congenital heart disease post Fontan surgery that redirects deoxygenated blood ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How birds and mammals evolved to have 4-chambered hearts


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the first genetic link that can explain how the heart evolved from being a three-chambered to four-chambered organ.The discovery has shed light on how cold-blooded ... Read more...

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Infants often given cardiac drugs in wrong doses


July 8th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Infants treated with cardiac drugs get the wrong dose or end up on the wrong end of medication errors more often than older children, according to new research. ... Read more...

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I’m proud of Diaz’s performance as mom: Director Nick Cassavetes


June 10th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Director Nick Cassavetes is all praise for Cameron Diaz for her portrayal of a young mother with a sick daughter in his film "My Sister's Keeper". He ... Read more...

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Parents donate body of six-month-old baby to hospital


March 11th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) The parents of a six-month-old baby have donated her body to a state-run medical college here after she died of cardiac failure. "This is the first time someone has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Contestant Kris Allen shocks The American Idol


February 27th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Kris Allen, the 23-year-old from Conway, Arkansas, auditioned in Louisville, Kentucky and best known for his group performance of "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5 during Hollywood week. His ... Read more...

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Apex court to examine if abortion be allowed after 20 weeks


February 13th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Can women be allowed to undergo abortion beyond the 20th week of pregnancy, the legal limit, in case the foetus is detected with life threatening deformities? The ... Read more...

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Simple heart screening test for newborns could save thousands of lives


January 9th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Conducting a simple blood test for congenital heart problems on newborn babies could help save thousands of lives, says a new study.According to studys authors, routine screening ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil genes vital to vital to adult heart function


December 2nd, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): In a study on fruit fly Drosophila, scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have found that genes involved in embryonic heart development are vital ... Read more...

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Bypass heart surgery doesnt affect IQ levels in kids


November 11th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Bypass surgery in children with less complex heart defects doesnt lead to low IQ levels, say researchers from the Children''s Hospital of Philadelphia.The study involving 41 patients, ... Read more...

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Video game technology may speed up beating-heart surgical procedures


June 10th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Experts at Childrens Hospital Boston say that a simple technology used by the video game industry may provide cardiac surgeons with ultrasound of images of the beating ... Read more...

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