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Tripura to punish use of tobacco, drug in public places


July 20th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) Alarmed at the high incidence of cancer and tobacco and drug-related diseases in the state, the Tripura government has decided to punish those using tobacco in ... Read more...

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‘Rubber band electronics’ will cut hospital visits


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) 'Rubber band electronics' will enable seamless integration of monitoring devices with the human body to track a patient's vital signs and transmit them to doctors, making ... Read more...

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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...

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Living along roadways increases death risk for heart patients


May 8th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Heart attack survivors living within 100 metres of major roadways face increased risk of death from all causes.A survey of 3,547 heart attack survivors (average age ... 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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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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New valve implant brings hope to cardiac patients


February 29th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In a cheering development for heart patients, a new technique to implant an artificial valve by a catheter instead of a surgery has been successfully ... Read more...

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Cold air bad for heart patients


February 29th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Cold air is bad for heart patients, especially when they are undertaking physical activity, because they are unable to cope with the higher oxygen demanded by ... Read more...

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Statins stave off depression in heart patients


February 26th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Heart patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins are less likely to develop depression than those who did not. Mary Whooley, professor of medicine at the University of ... Read more...

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Officials axed, Pakistan fake drugs kill 109


January 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Punjab's state health secretary has been sacked following the death of 109 heart patients due to the use of fake drugs in a leading Pakistani hospital, ... Read more...

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Vijay Amritraj inspires brave-hearts of Mumbai Marathon


January 14th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) A 70-strong contingent of heart patients from the renowned Asian Heart Institute (AHI) will join 39,000 fit runners Sunday at the high-profile 9th Standard Chartered ... Read more...

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MRI scan ‘better’ than invasive tests for heart patients


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A five-year study by the University of Leeds involving 752 patients has shown that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a more reliable way of ... Read more...

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Low vitamin C levels elevates heart failure risk


November 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 14 (IANS) Patients with low count of vitamin C are 2.4 times more likely to have higher levels of hsCRP, a protein that risks inflammation and heart disease, ... Read more...

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Four Andhra men killed in US car crash


October 24th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Four Indians, all hailing from Andhra Pradesh, were killed in a car collision near Detroit in the United States early Sunday. A pall of gloom has ... Read more...

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Health food for heart patients, diabetics


October 16th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) People suffering from heart diseases and diabetes should eat a lot of beans, soybean, tofu and lentils as these are rich in proteins and low ... Read more...

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Mammootty’s charity to sponsors 250 more heart patients


September 27th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 27 (IANS) Mammootty is not only a superb actor, he is also into charitable activities and the latest is that he will sponsor another 250 heart patients by ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar is ambassador for heart patients


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Megastar Akshay Kumar's heart beats for the juvenile and old alike -- he has become the ambassador of a Mumbai-based hospital to support children and ... Read more...

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New diagnostic system for heart patients in rural areas


August 6th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Heart patients in rural areas can now walk in for tests at their local clinics, which will be connected to a central hospital in a big ... Read more...

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24 die due to US heat wave


July 23rd, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US National Weather Service has sounded a high-temperature alert in 30 states, after a heat wave resulted in the death of at least 24 people.The ... Read more...

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New hope for heart patients


July 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A gene injection that can make hearts beat stronger and to even overcome the damage caused by previous heart attacks provides new hope of effectively curing ... Read more...

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Painkillers shoot up death risk in heart attacks


May 10th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Taking popular painkillers like Ibuprofen could kill people who have suffered a heart attack, researchers say. Scientists looked at patients who had previously had a heart ... Read more...

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Study says that Tai Chi is good for heart patients


April 26th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard have concluded a study that suggest that heart attack patients’ lives are improved if they practice the ... Read more...

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Heart patient? Here’s how to deal with World Cup madness


April 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) As anxiety builds up around Saturday's India-Sri Lanka World Cup final, cardiologists have a word of advice for heart patients: Take medicine on time, ensure ... Read more...

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Now, easy to wear, more accurate watch-like device to measure BP


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): The way patients' blood pressure is measured is set to improve thanks to a new blood pressure measurement device.The new approach, invented by scientists at the University of ... Read more...

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Cardiac rehab ‘can improve heart patients’ quality of life’


February 15th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have said that healthcare practitioners can increase the number of patients with heart disease referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program by ... Read more...

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New breakthrough to make drug development more efficient


January 19th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists have produced a tiny molecular 'binder' that has the potential to make development of new drugs cheaper and less time taking.The research team, led by Lars Baltzer ... Read more...

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Heart patients watch out, winter can be deadly


December 19th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha Gurgaon/New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) As the mercury dips, doctors warn that heart patients are at double the risk of suffering a cardiac attack as compared to summer.Though winters see ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-busting pill could save heart victims


November 18th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) A cholesterol-busting pill that cuts the risk of heart attacks and strokes is being developed by scientists.Scientists believe the powerful new drug, anacetrapib, could save the lives of ... Read more...

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Stem cells from belly fat can help heart patients


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Stem cells extracted from waist fat can help heart attack patients recoup from damage to the organ.Scientists injected such stem cells into the hearts of coronary patients and ... Read more...

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New implant synchronizes and strengthens fading heart beat: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A study led by University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) proves that a new therapeutic implant synchronizes and strengthens a fading heart beat while reducing risk of death ... Read more...

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A heart pill that halves risk of death


November 15th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) A heart pill promises to nearly halve the risk of death and save tens of thousands of heart patients every year, researchers say.Costing just two pounds a day, ... Read more...

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Heart patients better off eating a KFC Double Down than one egg yolk!


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Consuming one egg yolk can increase chances of vascular diseases much more than eating a Double Down from Kentucky Fried Chicken, says a new study.An egg yolk, depending ... Read more...

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Higher heart rate at rest is risky


October 27th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 27 (IANS) Your higher heart beat at rest indicates a higher risk of dying from heart disease and other cardiovascular causes, said a Canadian study Tuesday.The study, presented at the ... Read more...

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Kryptonite superglue speeds up recovery in heart patients post surgery


October 25th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): New research has shown that using a cutting-edge Kryptonite superglue can improve the recovery of heart patients recovering from open-chest surgery."It has properties like natural bone and allows ... Read more...

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Tea losing popularity among youngsters


October 21st, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite being a popular beverage in India, tea is losing popularity amongst youngsters, a study Thursday said. The main reason being cited is that it's not considered ... Read more...

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