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Duncan had a natural death


September 5th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) There's no foul play in actor Michael Clarke Duncan's death, confirms the Coroner's Office. His personal doctor also confirmed he died of natural causes.There's no ... Read more...

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‘Grafting helps normalise heartbeats’


August 6th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Researchers have made a major advance in their bid to regenerate damaged heart by grafting human cardiac muscle cells into guinea pig hearts.The grafts also reduced ... Read more...

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Rising death toll of Amarnath pilgrims raise health concerns


July 25th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) With 10 more pilgrims dying since Saturday, the death toll from natural causes during this year's Amarnath Yatra has risen to 98. Lack of acclimatization, ... Read more...

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Post-menopause, women more vulnerable to heart attacks


June 12th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 12 (IANS) Women tend to suffer less from cardiovascular disease than men, but this difference becomes less marked post-menopause. This observation is behind a great deal of received ... Read more...

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Air pollution increases risk of repeat heart attack


June 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 6 (IANS) Air pollution elevates risk of repeat heart attacks besides other major health risks linked with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease, a study says. ... Read more...

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Intense light reduces heart attack risks


April 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Intense white light may be the latest way to prevent heart attacks besides other ways like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), aspirin and clot-busters, according to a study."The ... Read more...

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High and low dose aspirin can protect heart


March 27th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Aspirin can prevent heart attacks, both in high and low doses, says a new study.The World Health Organisation's latest figures show that 17 million people die ... 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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Beware that broken heart after bereavement


January 10th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Beware -- chances of a heart attack shoot up 21-fold within the first 24 hours after the loss of a loved one.The risk of heart attack ... Read more...

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South Korea lifts temporary travel ban to North


January 4th, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by BNO News
SEOUL (BNO NEWS) -- The government of South Korea has decided to lift a temporary ban on civilian visits to North Korea, a government official in Seoul confirmed on Tuesday.Seoul banned all ... Read more...

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New stem cells could help heal damaged hearts


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Damaged hearts could mend themselves with the help of a method that coaxes stem cells to develop into cardiac cells, say researchers. Scientists in China have ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dead, youngest son takes over (Third Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) Kim Jong-il, the 69-year-old supreme leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, died Saturday during a train journey. His youngest son was made the "great successor", the ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of heart attack


December 19th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG (BNO NEWS) -- Kim Jong-il, the mysterious Communist leader who ruled North Korea for more than seventeen years, died of a massive heart attack on early Saturday morning, the government announced ... Read more...

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North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong-il is dead (Second Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) Kim Jong-il, North Korea's top leader who ambitiously pursued a nuclear weapons programme, died Saturday during a train journey "from a great mental and physical ... Read more...

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US in touch with South Korea, Japan over Kim’s death (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) The US is in close touch with South Korea and Japan over the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-il, and remains committed to ... Read more...

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South Korea on high alert after Kim’s death


December 19th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 19 (IANS) South Korea was in a state of high alert Monday following the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-il. Soon after the North Korea's official ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies on train (Lead, changing dateline)


December 19th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died Saturday during a train journey "from a great mental and physical strain". He was 69, the country's official KCNA news ... Read more...

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Married men seek treatment for heart attacks sooner


July 19th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Surprisingly, men who are married or are in live-in relations seek medical care sooner for heart attacks compared with single, divorced or widowed men, according to ... Read more...

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Researchers patch damaged heart with engineered tissue


May 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers have pioneered a method to patch a damaged heart with an engineered tissue, in a major step forward in combating cardiovascular disease, one of the ... Read more...

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Morning heart attacks ‘likely to be most fatal than later in the day’


April 28th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Heart attacks that occur between 6am and noon are more likely to leave a 20 percent larger area of dead tissue (infarct) caused by the attack, which is more serious for the ... Read more...

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Simple jab could limit heart attacks and stroke damages


April 19th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): The damages from heart attacks and stroke could be radically reduced by a simple injection, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Leicester are developing a ... Read more...

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Short-term, high-fat diet ‘may cut heart attack damage’


April 14th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Short-term, high-fat "splurges" within one's diet could reduce the amount of damage done when a heart attack occurs, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Cincinnati ... Read more...

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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...

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New cell therapy shows promise against atherosclerosis


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study on mice has found that cell therapy can be used to reverse the effect of 'bad' LDL cholesterol and reduce the inflammation that leads to ... Read more...

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Human stem cells from fat tissue successfully fuse with rat heart cells and beat


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists have successfully fused human stem cells derived from subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue with muscle cells from rat hearts.And, not only did these cells 'talk' to form new ... Read more...

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Gender does not increase risk of death from heart attack: Study


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Being a woman may not increase your risk of dying from treatment for a severe heart attack, according to a study led by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Stroke, cardio diseases take ‘enormous toll’ on Hollywood stars


February 12th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study from University of California, Los Angeles, has revealed that stroke and cardiovascular diseases take an enormous toll on Hollywood actors."Since this is the first time ... Read more...

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Exposure to low-dose radiation ‘ups cancer risk’


February 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that exposure to low-dose radiation from cardiac imaging and other procedures after a heart attack is associated with an increased risk of cancer.The ... Read more...

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Bharat Biotech begins phase III trials of clot-busting drug


February 4th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 4 (IANS) Bharat Biotech (www.bharatbiotech.com) Friday announced that it has initiated Phase III clinical trials in India of THR-100 (Staphylokinase), a clot-busting drug for patients suffering an acute myocardial infarction ... Read more...

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Platelet-rich plasma ‘a promising treatment for heart attacks’


January 18th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Platelet-rich plasma is a promising biologic treatment for myocardial infarction (heart attack), according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has already been identified ... Read more...

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Structure of immune system’s key molecule offers clues for designing drugs


December 28th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Utrecht University have deciphered a key step in an evolutionarily old branch of the immune response.This system, called complement, comprises a ... Read more...

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Alcohol ups risk of coronary artery disease in Chinese men


December 10th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A Chinese study has suggested that moderate-to-heavy alcohol consumption increases angiographically significant coronary artery disease.Among a large number of Chinese men presenting with chest pain or EKG changes, ... Read more...

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Heart attack risk rises by 60 pc post diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis


December 7th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Just a year after a patient is diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, the risk of a heart attack goes up by 60 percent, reveals a new study.Swedish researchers followed ... Read more...

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Binge drinking linked to coronary heart disease


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the pattern of drinking affects the relation of alcohol intake to coronary heart disease.The study found that French drink more than the ... Read more...

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Iron in coronary artery plaque ‘a marker of heart attack risk’


November 16th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has found that iron, derived from blood, is much more prevalent in the kind of plaque that is unstable and is more likely to promote ... Read more...

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