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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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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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Low iron levels tied to blood clot risk


December 15th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) People with low iron levels in their blood may have a higher risk of dangerous clots.A study of clotting risk factors in patients with an inherited ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery can ’safely’ cut health risk in severely obese


March 15th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that bariatric surgery can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiac and other risk factors for some severely obese adults.The statement is ... Read more...

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Chocolate could be key to curing persistent cough


December 21st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Chocolate could provide the key to tackling a persistent cough.Researchers are carrying out the final stages of clinical trials on a drug that contains theobromine, an ingredient in ... Read more...

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Poor people are most hard-hit by TB, COPD and tobacco


November 6th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSTobacco use, tuberculosis (TB), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are all burgeoning problems in resource poor settings. The evidence of their potentially devastating effects on global public ... Read more...

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Free statins with fast food could neutralize heart risk


August 13th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London suggest that fast food outlets could provide statin drugs free of charge so that customers can neutralise the heart disease dangers of fatty ... Read more...

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Stem cells could save lives in lung damage


June 19th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) For the first time, Australian researchers have found a type of stem cell that could prove crucial in reducing injury and scarring in the lung and even generate ... Read more...

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Responding to TB, HIV, COPD and tobacco smoking needs coordinated approach


December 8th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant, CNSTobacco smoking, TB, HIV and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are all burgeoning problems in resource poor settings. The evidence of their potentially devastating effects on global public health ... Read more...

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How air pollution, cigarette smoke trigger coughing


November 24th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Researchers have found how environmental irritants, such as air pollution and cigarette smoke, trigger coughing.In a study conducted by experts from Imperial College London and the University of ... Read more...

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Little evidence linking HRT to heart risk in menopausal women


November 24th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have found little evidence suggesting that menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy are at an increased cardiovascular disease risk.Although the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to improved asthma drugs


November 18th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): An international team of researchers have made a novel discovery that might open avenues for developing new treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases like psoriasis and asthma.They have identified ... Read more...

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Hospital fined for patient’s death due to negligence


July 10th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) A district consumer forum here held the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute liable for gross negligence that resulted in a patient's death in 2007. The hospital has ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene that causes enlarged hearts


June 8th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Researchers from the Medical Research Council's Clinical Sciences Centre and the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College, London, have found that genetics play a vital ... Read more...

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Gene sequence that can make Indian Asians fatter than others discovered


May 5th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
London , May 5 (ANI): Your expanding belly, the subsequent weight gain and a tendency to develop type 2 diabetes can now be attributed to a gene sequence, more common in ... Read more...

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Researchers develop new test for quicker, easier TB diagnosis


March 8th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 8(ANI): A research team, led by an Indian researcher at Imperial College London has developed a new blood test that can detect tuberculosis (TB) infection within few days rather than ... Read more...

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