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Being Bossed Around At Work ‘Raises Risk Of Heart Attack’


September 15th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research has found out that being bossed around at work raises the chances of someone getting a heart attack by 23 percent. The research shows ... Read more...

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Out-of-tune protein precipitates heart failure


September 13th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled how an out-of-tune protein precipitates heart failure by causing its muscle to malfunction.Scientists have known for a while that several heart proteins ... Read more...

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Painkillers could kill heart attack survivors early


September 11th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Popular painkillers such as ibuprofen can elevate chances of an early death among heart attack survivors, suggests a new study.Some of these drugs, available over the ... Read more...

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Childhood sexual abuse spurs heart attacks in men


September 7th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Men who go through childhood sexual abuse are thrice as likely to suffer a heart attack than men who had not experienced similar abuse as children, ... Read more...

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Banerjee continues to attack media on dengue coverage


September 7th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Continuing her tirade against the media on its coverage of the West Bengal dengue outbreak, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday claimed that it was now ... Read more...

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Mamata slams doctors for fuelling dengue scare


September 4th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid a scare over dengue outbreak, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday lashed out against a section of doctors for allegedly mentioning dengue in ... Read more...

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Kerala to foot ailing actor Thilakan’s medical bills


August 26th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) Kerala will take care of the medical bills of veteran Malayalam actor Thilakan, 74, who in a critical condition after suffering two heart attacks, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Actor Thilakan’s condition critical


August 25th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Thilakan, 74, is in a critical condition after suffering two heart attacks, doctors treating him here said Saturday. The actor from Kerala has been ... Read more...

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Study reveals that obesity is bad for the brain


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Obesity is a form of condition that is considered to have demerits because it is dangerous. It is a condition whereby one becomes oversize and a ... Read more...

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Controller clears clot-buster drug for human trial


August 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has cleared a bio-therapeutic clot-buster drug for phase-one human clinical trials, a statement said Friday.The drug, earlier licensed ... Read more...

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Harnessing deadly fumes to reverse heart disease?


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Scientists may have hit upon a unique method to open up clogged arteries and reverse heart disease -- using toxic chemicals in vehicle exhaust fumes for ... Read more...

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Weight loss secures lasting benefits


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The loss of 20 pounds can help overweight or obese individuals secure a decade's worth of health benefits, even if they regain the weight later that ... Read more...

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Night shifts raise heart attack risk


July 27th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Shift work can dramatically increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, warn researchers.A study of two million people found shift workers are almost 25 percent ... Read more...

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Two apples a day keep heart diseases away


July 26th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease by cutting their cholesterol levels, according to study.Scientists found that apples significantly lowered blood ... Read more...

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Ozone exposure could trigger heart attacks


June 26th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Young, healthy adult volunteers exposed for two hours to ozone developed physiological changes tied to cardiovascular damage. They showed evidence of vascular inflammation, a potential reduced ... Read more...

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Traffic noise may cause heart attack, says study


June 21st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, June 21 (IANS) Exposure to traffic noise could cause heart attacks, says a new study. A previous work had investigated the combined effects of both noise and air pollution ... Read more...

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Post-menopause, women more vulnerable to heart attacks


June 12th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 12 (IANS) Women tend to suffer less from cardiovascular disease than men, but this difference becomes less marked post-menopause. This observation is behind a great deal of received ... Read more...

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Air pollution increases risk of repeat heart attack


June 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 6 (IANS) Air pollution elevates risk of repeat heart attacks besides other major health risks linked with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease, a study says. ... Read more...

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Ukraine introduces ban on public smoking


May 25th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Ukrainian parliament has approved a legislation prohibiting smoking at public places, including restaurants, stadiums and government buildings."The adoption of this document was necessary since, ... Read more...

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Calcium pills raise heart attack risk


May 24th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Taking calcium supplements can push up the risk of a heart attack, and could do more harm than good, warn researchers.People take calcium supplements as they ... Read more...

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Compound in apple, onion can beat blood clots: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Rutin, a chemical present in apple, orange, onion and green and black tea, not only keeps blood clots at bay but can also be part of ... Read more...

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Weight loss lowers diabetics’ risk of heart attacks


May 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) If obese people with Type 2 diabetes lose even six kilos, it will reduce their arterial stiffness by 20 percent and also the risk of heart ... Read more...

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Trial to see if electricity can shrink human heart


April 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) British scientists will soon begin a trial to see whether electricity can be used to shrink the heart of patients suffering from heart disease. The procedure ... Read more...

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Intense light reduces heart attack risks


April 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Intense white light may be the latest way to prevent heart attacks besides other ways like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), aspirin and clot-busters, according to a study."The ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to have blood pressure meters in public places


April 25th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will install meters in Colombo's public places to measure blood pressure of people, in a country where at least 350 die every day due ... Read more...

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Indonesia: Five killed, several injured in Wednesday’s earthquakes


April 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two major earthquakes which struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday afternoon caused at least five fatalities and several injuries, disaster officials ... Read more...

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ECG can also predict heart attacks


April 11th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Can a simple diagnostic test that measures a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, found a higher risk of ... Read more...

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Man, 67, fathers child despite 12 heart attacks


April 6th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) An elderly Briton, who survived 12 heart attacks, has become a father again with his 31-year-old wife undergoing IVF.Malcolm Lawrence, 67, a retired nurse, also ... Read more...

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Vaccines for heart attacks to be ready within 5 years


April 1st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Vaccines targeting the build-up of fatty deposits in arteries (plaques) could be available within five years to prevent heart attacks.It would be addressing the actual causes ... 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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Wonder mix halves chances of cardiac attack, death


March 28th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Paramedics can practically halve a patient's chances of a heart attack or dying by promptly administering a mixture of glucose, insulin and potassium (GIK).A Tufts Medical ... Read more...

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High and low dose aspirin can protect heart


March 27th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Aspirin can prevent heart attacks, both in high and low doses, says a new study.The World Health Organisation's latest figures show that 17 million people die ... Read more...

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Ex-US vice president Cheney has heart transplant


March 25th, 2012 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Former US vice president Dick Cheney had a heart transplant surgery, his office said Saturday.The 71-year-old had surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, ... Read more...

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Beware of cholesterol tests, warns cardiologist


March 11th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) A leading cardiologist here warns that cholesterol tests done in pathological laboratories in India rely on readings that do not help doctors judge a patient's ... Read more...

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Run for your health and happiness! (Comment)


March 11th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Running is the most natural exercise for a human being. When a small infant starts walking, he tries to run as it is more natural for him. Due to the benefits ... Read more...

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