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India has world’s highest number of still-births: Lancet


April 14th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) A total of 22 babies were born dead out of every 1,000 births in India in 2009, the highest number of still-births in the world, ... Read more...

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People with sleep apnea face stroke risk


April 6th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): A new study has warned that persons with serious cases of sleep apnea-which is basically characterized by intense snoring accompanied by prolonged pauses in breathing (more than ten ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why hypertensive people’s BP increases during exercise


April 5th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found one reason people with hypertension experience an even greater increase in their blood pressure when they exercise, and they've learned ... Read more...

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World Bank report shows enormous rise in suicide rate in Pakistan


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 3(ANI): The World Bank has shown an enormous rise in the suicide rate in Pakistan in its recent report, and quoted a shocking figure of 7,000 cases of suicide in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Singing lowers patient’s BP prior to surgery


March 31st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A case study has reported that singing lowers patient's blood pressure prior to surgery.Doctors found that singing reduced the blood pressure of a 76-year-old woman who had experienced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prevention of non-communicable diseases priority: Azad


March 16th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India will start prioritising prevention of non-communicable diseases in its public health policy, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Wednesday."There is now a growing ... Read more...

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Coffee cuts stroke risk in women


March 11th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Drinking more than a cup of coffee daily lowers stroke risk among women by 22 percent to 25 percent, compared to those who drink less.Low or ... Read more...

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ED allowed to quiz tax evader Hasan Ali for another day (Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Multi-billionaire and alleged tax evader Hasan Ali Khan's Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody was Wednesday extended by a day by a Mumbai court after the probe agency ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists find 13 new genes linked to heart diseases


March 7th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): An international team of scientists has has identified 13 new gene sites associated with the risk of coronary artery disease and validated 10 sites found in previous studies."We ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sacked Syndicate Bank official’s plea rejected


March 5th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has rejected the petition of a former assistant manager of Syndicate Bank challenging his dismissal from service for financial irregularities committed ... Read more...

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Hour of daytime sleep can lower blood pressure


March 1st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Even an hour of sleep in daytime could help lower blood pressure after mental stress, researchers say. A study conducted by Ryan Brindle and Sarah Conklin from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

White rice with goodness of brown cousin developed


February 18th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Scientists have refined the milling process to create a rice that has all the taste of white rice but many of the health benefits of the brown variety. ... Read more...

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Study: Brain stimulation helps lower blood pressure


January 25th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in Britain have made a major breakthrough when they successfully used deep brain simulation to treat refractory hypertension.The breakthrough is most significant because doctors have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why women who get pregnant post egg donation are ‘high-risk patients’


January 25th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study from the University Hospital Aachen explains why women who get pregnant after egg donation have to be categorized as high-risk patients.The researchers found that 8 ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation may control hard-to-treat BP


January 25th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new case study has found that deep brain stimulation may help control hard-to-treat blood pressure.Researchers in Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, UK, studied a man who received a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kidney’s role vital in managing blood pressure


January 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The kidneys play a vital role in maintaining blood pressure, says a new study.The organ is made up of roughly a million basic working units called nephrons, which ... Read more...

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Blueberries help curb high blood pressure


January 16th, 2011 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Eating two handfuls of blueberries a week can slash the risk of developing high blood pressure, which leads to strokes and heart disease, a new research has found.High ... Read more...

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Americans urged to cut salt consumption


January 15th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): The American Heart Association has issued anadvisory, urging Americans to cut salt intake so as to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.The association's recommendation for the general population ... Read more...

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Scientists find BP control system in kidney’s structural units


January 15th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study has found blood pressure control system in kidney's structural units.The kidney is made up of roughly 1 million working units called nephrons. These basic structural ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Combining two drugs treats blood pressure better


January 13th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Combining two drugs for treating blood pressure (BP) ensures better and faster results with fewer side effects than a single compound.Doctors usually start treatment with one medicine and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

High BP responds better to combo therapy


January 13th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new research has found that starting treatment of blood pressure with two medicines rather than the one produces better and faster results and fewer side effects.The research, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

4 hours of TV a day ‘raises heart risk’


January 11th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that spending too much leisure time in front of a TV or computer screen dramatically increases the risk for heart disease and premature death from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lizard venom may provide drugs to fight hypertension


December 7th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Lizards could be the source of novel venoms that may be used to treat high blood pressure.Bryan Fry of the University of Melbourne who led researchers from Switzerland, ... Read more...

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Now, high-powered laser that unblocks arteries in minutes


November 28th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): People whose arteries get blocked due to cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes may now get a quicker treatment as a high-powered laser, which unblocks arteries in minutes, has been ... Read more...

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Laser blasts open blocked arteries


November 28th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) A high-powered laser, which unblocks arteries in minutes, is being used on patients for the first time in London. The Turbo Elite 'drill' fitted to a new ... Read more...

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Garlic could help treat hypertension


November 17th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that garlic may be useful in addition to medication to treat high blood pressure.As part of the research, Australian doctors enrolled 50 patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More sleep may trigger stroke risk in women


November 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new study has found that women who slept for 10 hours or more had a 63 percent increased risk of stroke compared to those who slept seven ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids with high blood pressure struggle to learn


November 11th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Children with high blood pressure (BP) are four times more likely to struggle to learn than other kids.US researchers said that besides increasing the risk of heart disease, ... Read more...

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Undetected high blood pressure ‘ups deaths from heart attacks’


November 10th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A study has established an association between detection of hypertension and death rates from coronary heart disease.The University of Leicester study has also revealed that the country you ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

300-kg Briton sheds flab in India (With Image)


November 9th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Nov 9 (IANS) A 300-kg Briton, who is looking forward to getting married, became the heaviest patient to undergo weight loss surgery in Asia when he went under the knife at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Solar-powered device reliable tool to measure blood pressure: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists have developed a reliable solar powered blood pressure monitoring device, which may help in reducing cardiovascular disease by providing affordable testing in low income countries.The automated device ... Read more...

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High levels of uric acid linked to high blood pressure


November 8th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with high levels of uric acid in their blood are more likely to develop high blood pressure.Hyperuricemia is an abnormally high ... Read more...

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A simple urine test could predict heart disease


November 1st, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) A simple urine test could predict if you are a candidate for heart disease -- years before the symptoms show up.Scientists at Glasgow University are using urine samples ... Read more...

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Gene therapy can treat pulmonary hypertension: Study


October 25th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): A Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher has discovered that gene therapy could be useful in treating pulmonary hypertension.Pulmonary hypertension is a devastating, life-threatening condition, which results in an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

200 mn suffer from hypertension in China


October 24th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) More than 200 million people suffer from high blood pressure in China and the disease claims 2.3 million lives a year in the country, China Daily reported Sunday.At ... Read more...

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