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Former Miss Puerto Rico is terminally ill


September 20th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias, is suffering from terminal pulmonary hypertension which has left her bedridden and dependent on a machine connected to her ... Read more...

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Breast-Feeding in Infancy ‘Lowers the Risk’ of Depression in Adulthood


September 11th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Sept 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have deduced that adults are able to have minimal cases of depression if they were properly breast fed while they were infants. The time that the ... Read more...

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Study reveals that chocolate reduces Blood Pressure


August 16th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dark chocolate could just be the key to reducing blood pressure. Scientists have just found out that eating of dark chocolate by patients of hypertension could ... Read more...

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Women suffer high rates of sleep apnoea: Study


August 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 16 (IANS) Women suffer from high rates of sleep apnoea, a condition marked by frequent pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the disorder being linked predominantly with males.The ... Read more...

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1,900 held in China fake drug racket


August 5th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) Over 1,900 people have been arrested in a countrywide operation in China against the manufacture and sale of fake drugs, the government said Sunday.Fake medicines, trademark ... Read more...

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Being overweight does not carry higher death risk


July 8th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Those who are overweight need not worry - it does not necessarily carry a higher death risk, say researchers from the University of California-Davis.Compared to those ... Read more...

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Children’s performance linked to sound sleep


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Parents expecting a good performance from their children at school can help their kids do so by first ensuring they get a sound sleep.A study ... Read more...

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Sleep loss jolts immune system into hyperactivity: Study


July 1st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 1 (IANS) Severe sleep loss jolts the immune system into hyperactivity, producing the same response as thrown up by exposure to stress, says a study. Researchers in 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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BP drug lowers weight in spite of high fat diet


April 13th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor captopril (CAP), a drug commonly used for the treatment of hypertension and cardiac conditions, can reduce the weight of mice even on ... Read more...

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Argentine province to produce Viagra for free distribution


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 23 (IANS/EFE) The government of the central Argentine province of Santa Fe will manufacture the drug sildenafil, better known under the brandname Viagra, and will distribute it ... Read more...

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Beware! Pain killers could spike your BP


March 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 21 (IANS) Beware of painkillers - they could be spiking your blood pressure (BP) levels even without doctors suspecting the actual cause, a study reveals.Many common over-the-counter ... Read more...

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Left, right arm differences in BP lowers survival chances


March 21st, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Patients of hypertension who have different blood pressure (BP) readings from each arm have reduced chances of survival over 10 years, says a new study.National guidelines ... 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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Space travel impacts eyes, brain


March 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A study of astronauts' eyes and brains shows that they are affected after a long space stint.This includes flattening of the rear of the eyeball, bulging ... 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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Chances of heart attack, stroke rise with BP


December 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Chances of a heart attack or stroke are greater if blood pressure (BP) levels go up during the middle age, reveals a study. Men and women ... Read more...

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Popping too many pills ruins bedroom performance


November 15th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The habit of popping several pills daily could hit your bedroom performance and send it plummeting to a zero, a new study reveals. The study by ... Read more...

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Higher BP may cause you to misread people


November 7th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Higher blood pressure might cause you to misread people and diminish your ability to respond to anger or other emotions. Clemson University psychology professor James A. ... Read more...

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Restless legs, high BP among women linked


October 11th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) A middle-aged woman who suffers from restless legs syndrome (RLS) has higher chances of developing high blood pressure.RLS is a common yet under-recognised disorder marked by ... Read more...

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Patient jumps to death from hospital’s fifth floor


October 10th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A 60-year-old man undergoing treatment for a back ailment Sunday committed suicide by jumping off the fifth floor of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in west ... Read more...

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Extra calcium may not prevent premature birth


October 9th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) Calcium intake has no effect on preventing premature birth or low infant birth weight, a review of its potential benefits suggests.Experts agree that during pregnancy, a ... Read more...

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Scientists exploring obesity’s root causes


September 24th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) With obesity decreasing life expectancy by nearly 10 years and contributing to increasing risks of developing type 2 diabetes and hypertension, scientists in Britain are trying ... Read more...

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Lookout for your coffee gene!


September 18th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Coffee and your genes have a strong connection - a particular gene could be playing a role in your liking for coffee, new research says.A small ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder linked to elderly men’s blood pressure


August 31st, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Poor sleep quality greatly raises the risk of high blood pressure among elderly men, says a study.According to the study, lack of deep sleep was found ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle can help cut Alzheimer risk


July 19th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Simple lifestyle changes and more exercises can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, which over the time affects memory, thinking and behaviour.According to a study, over ... Read more...

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50 mn Indians to be screened for diabetes


July 19th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension posing a huge health risk to India, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said the government is planning ... Read more...

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Obesity rate goes up in US: Report


July 8th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 8 (IANS) Obesity rates in 16 US states climbed over the past year, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessively overweight ... Read more...

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Diabetes awareness campaign launched in Delhi slums


June 29th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The union health ministry, the Delhi health department and other civic agencies Tuesday launched a joint campaign in the capital's slums to create awareness about ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s health stable after unconsciousness


May 28th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 28 (IANS) The health of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was stable Saturday after he lost consciousness at a hospital Friday, an Egyptian official said.Mubarak suffered from hypertension ... Read more...

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Majority of obese teens are vitamin D deficient


April 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Most obese adolescents are deficient in vitamin D, which may increase their risk of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, according to new study.Researchers at Hasbro Children's ... Read more...

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Knee replacement surgery performed on 92-year-old


April 27th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In a rare operation, a team of doctors here successfully replaced the knees of a 92-year-old man who was unable to walk after arthritis deformed ... Read more...

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How salt intake raises BP


April 15th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how salt intake contributes to raising one's blood pressure (BP).They found that salt intake makes it harder for the body to juggle ... Read more...

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