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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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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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Kidney disease on rise in Pakistan


March 10th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan is witnessing a rise in chronic kidney diseases due to late diagnosis and a rising trend of high blood pressure and diabetes.Health experts reached this ... Read more...

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Chronic kidney disease rising in India: Doctors


March 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Minimal physical activity, unhealthy diet, smoking and drinking are some of the reasons that are resulting in an increased number of chronic kidney diseases - ... Read more...

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Blocking brain chemical burns fat even if you gorge


March 7th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Blocking a brain compound may have a magical effect in burning fat, even if you gorge yourself and avoid the gym, a study reveals.For instance, mice ... Read more...

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Potency wrecking compound linked to heart disease


February 24th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Scientists are now suspecting that toxic chemical BPA, known to wreck male potency, may also be linked to heart disease.People with higher urine concentrations of ... Read more...

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Scientists discover unique sea snake


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) A unique species of sea snake discovered in the Gulf of Carpenteria, northern Australia, has raised scales.The finding by Bryan Fry, associate professor from the University ... Read more...

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Reducing salt in crisps, yet keeping it tasty


February 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Food scientists have found a way of reducing salt content in crisps without compromising taste. Ian Fisk, lecturer of food sciences at the University of Nottingham, ... Read more...

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Gurgaon runs to spread awareness about obesity


February 19th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 19 (IANS) More than a thousand people ranging in age between 12 and 60 Sunday participated in the 'Run from Obesity' here to spread awareness and educate people ... Read more...

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Breakthrough can re-grow blood vessels in heart


February 17th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) A new breakthrough would help heal damaged blood vessels in the heart more effectively, possibly doing away with the necessity of surgery.The technqiue, developed by Aaron ... Read more...

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Heart disease may be linked to prostate cancer


February 9th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Coronary artery disease (CAD) and prostate cancer, two seemingly unrelated conditions, may actually share similar causes, according to the findings of a drug trial.CAD kills more ... Read more...

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Heart disease likely to pass from father to son


February 9th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Coronary artery disease or CAD, which kills tens of thousands worldwide every year, is likely to pass from father to son, reveals a study.A new study ... Read more...

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Wine, beer doubles mouth cancer risk


February 5th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Drinking two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day triples the risk of developing mouth cancer, Daily Mail reported Sunday.Drinking over ... Read more...

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Are diet soft drinks invitation to heart attacks?


February 1st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) People who consume diet soft drinks daily could be unwittingly inviting strokes and heart attacks.Conversely, taking them in moderation don't seem to perk chances of vascular ... Read more...

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Drinking tea cuts blood pressure


January 28th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Drinking up to eight cups of tea a day lowers blood pressure and could prevent heart disease, Australian scientists have found.Researchers at the University of Western ... Read more...

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Heart attack deaths drop by 50 percent in Britain


January 26th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) The number of Britons people dying of cardiac arrest has come down by half in eight years, a new study says.Helping people quit smoking and managing ... Read more...

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Smoking, hypertension the biggest killers in Japan


January 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 25 (IANS) Even though the Japanese have the world's highest life expectancy, smoking and high blood pressure (BP) still remain the biggest health hazards, reveals a study.An analytical ... Read more...

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No cardiac risk with food fried in olive, sunflower oil


January 25th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Food fried in olive or sunflower oil is not linked to heart disease or premature death, but the same is not true of solid or reused ... Read more...

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Can women endure more pain than men?


January 25th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) For many people, the debate whether men or women handle pain better may remain unresolved, but scientists now say that females endure more pain.Researchers have discovered ... Read more...

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Researchers clarify link between salt, hypertension


January 12th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Excessive salt intake might not cause high blood pressure (BP) or hypertension by exerting pressure on the arteries, reveals a study. "The erroneous concept has prevailed ... Read more...

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Controlling BP crucial for diabetics


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Middle-aged adults recently diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension have some time to effect lifestyle changes to control their high blood pressure (BP).If they make such changes ... Read more...

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Woman with rare hormonal disorder operated upon (with images)


December 27th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Dec 27 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman suffering from a rare hormonal disorder - Cushing's syndrome - was successfully treated at the Artemis Health Institute (AHI), a doctor here said ... Read more...

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Heart diseases set to fall in India: Doctor


December 25th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) There is good news on the health front. A leading cardiologist says incidents of heart disease in India are set to plateau in seven to ... Read more...

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Students campaign against junk food


December 19th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Braving the morning chill, around 1,200 students of Father Agnel School formed a human chain here Monday to send out a message against consumption of ... Read more...

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Three-pill combo for high BP launched


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) People suffering from high blood pressure (BP) can now manage with just a three-pill combo, after it was launched here Tuesday. A 12-week trial was conducted ... Read more...

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Urine test can predict fatal condition in pregnant women


November 13th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) A simple urine test during mid-pregnancy could tell which women will suffer from pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal complication.The key problem so far has been separating which ... Read more...

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Obesity on rise in school children: Study


November 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Around 15-21 percent of school children in India are obese and the number is rising with high intake of junk food and a sedentary lifestyle, ... Read more...

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Eating nuts elevates mood, lower heart disease risks


November 6th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Eating nuts helps lowers heart disease risk in people with metabolic syndrome (MetS) or those with excess abdominal fat, high blood sugar and high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Trouble falling asleep signals heart attack risk


October 31st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) If you have trouble falling asleep, don't take it lightly -- you could be a candidate for a moderately higher risk of a heart attack. In ... Read more...

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Hasan Ali suffers stroke, to seek bail: Lawyer


October 30th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Alleged money launderer and tax evader Hasan Ali Khan suffered a stroke followed by a paralytic attack in jail but was not hospitalised, his lawyer ... Read more...

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Hazare advised rest for a week


October 29th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Veteran social worker Anna Hazare was Saturday advised complete rest for at least a week following high blood pressure and back pain, his personal ... Read more...

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Party drug meow meow killing young Britons


October 27th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Party drug "meow meow" or mephedrone, used as a replacement for ecstasy or cocaine, and termed Britain's "favourite new drug" has caused nearly 100 deaths of ... Read more...

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Apparently healthy, but risk of heart disease exists


October 25th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 25 (IANS) People who do not have the traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis or build-up of fat in artery walls show discrete signs for it, new research says."The ... Read more...

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Less sleep among teens may cause weight gain


October 24th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Sleeping less than eight hours a night may cause weight gain in teenagers. "Sleep is food for the brain. When teens do not get enough sleep, ... Read more...

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Seven things to live up to 100 years


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) People can live up to 100 years if they take care of seven simple things in everyday life, a leading cardiologist has claimed.Clyde Yancy, a Canadian ... Read more...

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