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Indian hospital group to train doctors in Ghana


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Sep 16 (IANS) India's Apollo Hospital Group will conduct a medical camp in Ghana to provide affordable treatment to people suffering from liver and heart diseases as part of ... 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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It’s never too late to walk for life


August 28th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) They say it is never too late. And the saying seems very much true when it comes to going for a walk, as experts have found ... Read more...

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Japan quake triggers sharp rise in heart disease


August 28th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 28 (IANS) The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11 last year, in which nearly 16,000 people were killed, also triggered a sharp rise in the ... Read more...

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Boris Yeltsin’s statue vandalised in Russia


August 25th, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument of late Russian president Boris Yeltsin has been vandalised in the Urals, police said Friday.The 10-metre marble statue in Yeltsin's home town of ... Read more...

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Briton gets world’s first battery-powered heart pump


August 17th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A 60-year-old Briton, who suffered heart failure but was too ill to survive a transplant, has become the world's first to get a heart pump powered ... Read more...

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New approach could reverse liver failure


August 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 6 (IANS) A new approach being tried by researchers could reverse liver failure, characterised by sudden and massive death of the organ's cells, which could potentially end in ... Read more...

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Dead Amarnath pilgrims fudged health certificates: report


July 20th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 19 (IANS) A group of doctors tasked to find the reasons for large number of Amarnath pilgrims' death have reported to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. ... Read more...

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‘Broken heart syndrome’ actually protects organ


June 29th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A condition that temporarily causes heart failure among those who experience severe stress might actually protect the organ from very high adrenaline levels, says a research.The ... Read more...

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Coffee reduces risk of heart failure


June 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Two mugs of coffee a day could help keep the heart healthy, according to a study.With up to 40 percent of those affected dying within a ... Read more...

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Resveratrol acts as natural exercise booster


June 20th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Resveratrol, a bio-compound found in some fruits, nuts and red wine, is likely to boost exercise training and performance, says a new research. Principal investigator Jason ... Read more...

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Mubarak suffers heart attack: Lawyer


June 20th, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been transferred from his prison cell outside Cairo where he is serving a life sentence to a military hospital after ... Read more...

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Laser technique to separate twin foetuses in womb


June 8th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) It is a medical procedure that is fast opening a world of hope for women in India pregnant with identical twins.For foetuses sharing blood vessels ... 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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Avoid extreme exercises - they may kill


June 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) Avoid extreme exercises - they can kill.Micah True, a legendary marathon runner, died suddenly while on a routine 12-mile training run in March.The pathological changes ... Read more...

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Beijing hospital sued after patient dies


May 29th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) The family of a Chinese man who died after lung surgery in a hospital in northeast China has sued the surgeon here, a media report said ... Read more...

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Passenger dies mid-air during Mexico-Belgium flight


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by BNO News
SHANNON, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Jetairfly passenger plane flying from Mexico to Belgium made an emergency landing in Ireland on Wednesday morning after one of its passengers became unwell in mid-air, ... Read more...

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Israeli scientists open prospect of repairing damaged hearts


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 23 (IANS) In a unique feat, Israeli scientists reprogrammed skin cells from heart failure patients to grow into healthy, new heart muscle cells capable of integrating with ... Read more...

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‘Statins prevent cancer in heart transplant patients’


May 20th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, May 20 (IANS) Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients, independently of cholesterol levels, says a new study. Frank Enseleit, deputy director of ... Read more...

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Man loses health claim for wife after remarrying


May 19th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A man in Britain whose wife died in an ambulance staff blunder has lost 500,000 pounds of claim against the National Health Service (NHS) because he ... Read more...

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Regular jogging may increase longevity


May 4th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 4 (IANS) Regular jogging can add up more than six years to male life expectancy and 5.6 years to women's longevity, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen ... Read more...

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Aspirin safer than warfarin in preventing stroke: Study


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Aspirin and warfarin, a drug also used as rat poison, are equally effective in preventing heart strokes, a new study says. However, aspirin was safer because ... Read more...

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No anthrax at Delhi zoo: Officials


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Delhi zoo authorities Wednesday denied the spread of anthrax after a rhinoceros died here last week. Even as over 20 zoo employees are still under ... 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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Rogue DNA could trip the heart


April 26th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.Scientists from ... Read more...

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St. Jude to provide latest medical technologies to India


April 19th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) US-based global medical device company St. Jude Medical Inc. will make its latest technologies available to patients in India, a top company official said here."We will ... Read more...

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BP drug not tied to death risk among heart patients


April 11th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 11 (IANS) Losartan, prescribed for lowering high blood pressure (BP), may not be linked with higher death risk in heart failure patients, says a new study.Henrik Svanstrom of ... Read more...

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Rest can undo damage to heart cells


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) The damage to cardiac cells after a heart failure can be undone by allowing the heart to rest, according to new study.Findings from an Imperial College ... 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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Sudden BP drop tied to greater chances of heart failure


March 20th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) People who suffer from a sudden drop in blood pressure (BP) when they stand up from a lying position, may face greater chances of heart failure.The ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea treatment staves off heart failure


March 14th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) Getting treatment may not just help people with obstructive sleep apnea get a good night's rest but also stave off heart failure, says a study.Researchers discovered ... Read more...

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Heart failure linked with grey matter loss


February 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Heart failure may also linked to loss of cerebral grey matter and impaired cognitive functions -- which involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering, ... Read more...

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Bollywood mourns death of filmmaker Raj Kanwar


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) "Gentleman", "humble" and "ever smiling" is how Bollywood celebs remembered Raj Kanwar, who died Friday in Singapore after suffering a kidney ailment.Bollywood took to twitter ... Read more...

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Thinning of bones linked to heart failure


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 3 (IANS) Heart failure could also be linked to thinning of bones (osteoporosis), an offshoot of old age. "Our study demonstrates for the first time that heart failure ... Read more...

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Wine’s role ambiguous in protecting heart


January 31st, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 31 (IANS) Do white and red wine, the latter touted for its many health benefits, really stave off heart disease? The jury is still out on that one. ... Read more...

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