deep vein thrombosis

Sedentary officegoers face doubled clot-risk


May 15th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Sedentary routine of young officegoers may be doubling their risk of suffering from a dangerous blood clot, according to a new survey. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), ... Read more...

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Obese women face higher risk of vein clots


April 20th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 20 (IANS) Overweight and obese middle-aged women are more likely to develop potentially fatal blood clots within leg veins than their normal weight counterparts, says a study.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Snoring could spell serious trouble for us


April 1st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Snorers are three times more likely to suffer a potentially fatal blood clot, a new study has found.Patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition -- sleep apnoea ... Read more...

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Low iron levels tied to blood clot risk


December 15th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) People with low iron levels in their blood may have a higher risk of dangerous clots.A study of clotting risk factors in patients with an inherited ... Read more...

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Old blood or new? New technique can tell


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Old blood used in transfusions can have serious side effects. But now a technique can tell the difference between new and old red blood cells, providing ... Read more...

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Indian doctors give 250 kg Tanzanian new lease of life


May 6th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) For Stelios Tsihlas, 44, life was restricted to a specially-made battery operated wheelchair as that was the Tanzanian businessman's only way to move around. He ... Read more...

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New contraceptive pills ‘likelier to double blood clot risk’


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): A U.S. study has found that newer brands of contraceptive pill may increase more than double the risk of dangerous blood clots compared with older types.It is known ... Read more...

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Dangerous, deep blood clots should be treated aggressively: Docs


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): The American Heart Association is urging doctors to consider therapies in addition to blood thinners to treat certain patients with potentially dangerous blood clots that form in the ... Read more...

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Taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer can save lives and cut medical costs


March 14th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): A new research has revealed that tamoxifen, taken by certain women as a preventive measure against breast cancer, saves lives and money.The study's results suggest that the ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pills increase risk of vascular diseases among women(Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Before you pop an emergency birth control pill, think again. Contraceptive medication might be a quick way to prevent pregnancy, but it increases the risk ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pills a risk for women’s hearts


March 9th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Before you pop an emergency birth control pill, think again. Contraceptive medication might be a quick way to prevent pregnancy, but it increases the risk ... Read more...

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New drugs show promise in treating dangerous blood clots


January 12th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that two new drugs - Apixaban and Rivaroxaban - might be more effective and easier to use than commonly used medicines in preventing dangerous blood ... Read more...

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Exercise may benefit patients with deep vein thrombosis


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A six-month exercise training program designed to increase leg strength, leg flexibility and overall fitness may improve post-thrombotic syndrome, a frequent, chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis, suggests ... Read more...

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Sitting too long at work can be fatal


November 7th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 7 (ANI): Working longer hours at a desk job might impress your boss, but it's definitely not good for your health, says a new research.A new Kiwi research proposed that ... Read more...

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Taxi driver, wife filmed teenagers’ abuse


October 24th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 24 (IANS) A 54-year-old taxi driver posed as a photographer for years to sexually abuse teenage girls after drugging them made video of the abuses with the help of his ... Read more...

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Brit cabbie jailed for life after posing as photog to lure and rape teen girls


October 23rd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): A British taxi driver has been jailed for life after he posed as an amateur photographer to lure teenage girls to his house before drugging and sexually abusing ... Read more...

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Thigh-high surgical stockings ‘best in fight against DVT’


September 21st, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): A new study has discovered that replacing knee-high socks with thigh-high surgical stockings while treating patients in hospital can reduce life-threatening clots.Scientists at the University of Edinburgh concluded ... Read more...

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Oz docs urge air travellers not to pop sleeping pills


July 27th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 27 (ANI): In the wake of a woman's death from blood clots, doctors have warned travellers not to pop sleeping pills during long-distance flights.According to New England Journal of ... Read more...

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DVT risk is equal - whether you fly, take the train or drive down: Experts


July 20th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Experts are now saying that whether you decide to fly, take the train or drive down to your destination, you are equally at risk of deep vein thrombosis ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to harness thrombin’s anti-blood clotting properties


June 21st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Molecular biologists have made an advance towards the development of an anti-thrombotic drug by discovering a way to harness the enzyme thrombin's anti-blood clotting properties.The finding opens the ... Read more...

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Blood vessel-blocking drug may delay prostate cancer progression


June 9th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): In a clinical trial of 200 prostate cancer patients, a blood vessel-blocking drug called tasquinimod slowed the rate of disease progression, say experts at Johns Hopkins, Roswell Park ... Read more...

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UAE medicos to get training from US health experts


May 18th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 18 (IANS/WAM) Medical professionals in UAE will get some tips on sophisticated treatment methods available for female patients from a group of US experts during a workshop in Dubai next ... Read more...

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Statins cut risk of clot-related diseases


May 17th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): People at risk for clot related diseases may benefit from cholesterol lowering drugs called statins, according to a new University of Connecticut study."Previous clinical studies have indicated statins ... Read more...

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Statins reduce risk of clot-related diseases


May 17th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) People likely to face clot-related diseases may benefit from common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, says a new study. "In our study, we aimed to analyse and ... Read more...

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Ground-breaking inflight health monitor on the anvil


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 23 (ANI): Scientists are developing a system by which passengers will be able to monitor their risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), by using a new do-it-yourself test.According to ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s weird outfit causes blood clot


March 11th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Pop diva Lady Gaga, known for her weird dressing style, has vowed never to be seen in whacky clothes after a disastrous experience on a recent flight. The ... Read more...

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Revolutionary surgery may cure high blood pressure


December 28th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) British medical scientists have demonstrated a revolutionary new operation that can effectively "cure" persistent high blood pressure and takes under an hour to carry out. The surgery, described as ... Read more...

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Risk of blood clot after surgery higher than previously thought


December 4th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): The risk of developing potentially fatal blood clot following a surgery is higher than previously believed and it lasts for a longer period, says a new study.The risk ... Read more...

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Apple-shaped men, pear-shaped women ‘at increased blood clot risk’


October 30th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Women who carry excess weight on the hips, and apple-shaped men who carry it on the waist, risk dangerous blood clots, say experts.Researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of ... Read more...

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Women’s fat hips, men’s bulging waistlines increase blood clot risk


October 27th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Excess weight on women's hips and men's waists elevates the risk of potentially fatal blood clots, says a new study.Researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart ... Read more...

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Flintoff admits he is one injury away from quitting cricket


October 5th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): England all rounder Andrew Flintoff has admitted that he is just one injury away from calling quits from cricket.Injured Flintoff is spending the next three months in ... Read more...

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Flintoff’s three-month ‘push-button’ rehab stint in Dubai


September 9th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.9 (ANI): Star English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff would be spending the next three months in Dubai recovering from the operation on his right knee."It's always easier doing rehabilitation in warm weather ... Read more...

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Flintoff suffering from deep vein thrombosis post surgery


September 7th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.7 (ANI): England cricket hero Andrew Flintoff is suffering from deep vein thrombosis in his right calf after knee surgery.The 31-year-old all-rounder underwent an operation following the conclusion of this summer's ... Read more...

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Scientists develop painless method to prevent fatal blood clots


August 12th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Medical researchers have found a better way to prevent blood clots after joint replacement surgery, a condition that kills thousands every year. The research team, comprising scientists from ... Read more...

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Soon, drug to prevent blood clots without increasing bleeding risk


August 12th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): A team, including scientists from Oklahoma, Denmark, Australia and Canada, has found a better way to prevent deadly blood clots after joint replacement surgery.Blood clots, known as deep-vein ... Read more...

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