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Now, a technique to regularise abnormal heartbeats


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Scientists have now discovered a technique to regularise abnormal heartbeats.A new freezing technology, called cryoablation, has shown promising results in normalising heartbeats after being tried out ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cop dies during a threesome, widow wins $3 million in compensation


June 12th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Atlanta, Georgia, June 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Georgia court has awarded the wife of a William Martinez $3 million over her husband's heart attack. The jury concluded that the Atlanta cop’s doctor ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Mubarak’s health remains serious


June 8th, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 8 (IANS) Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak's health condition remained serious a day after being placed on the ventilator several times in Torah prison hospital, MENA news agency reported.Mubarak,84, ... Read more...

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Protein shows promise in treating smoker’s diseases


January 16th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) caused by excessive smoking is characterized by blockage or narrowing of airways in the lungs. Researchers identified the protein SAA as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

California cops on leave after pepper-spraying sparks outrage


November 21st, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) After a video of two police officers pepper-spraying non-violent protesters at point-blank range sparked nationwide outrage, the University of California at Davis has placed them on ... Read more...

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Hormone may help reverse serious pulmonary condition


September 16th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The hormone estrogen may help reverse pulmonary hypertension, which mainly affects women, research shows.It is a rare and serious condition that causes a progressive increase in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Breast-feeding babies staves off asthma risk


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Breast-feeding a baby for six months post birth can stave off their risk of developing asthma-related symptoms in early childhood, says a scientific study.The study looked ... Read more...

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Gastric bug H. pylori protects against asthma


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A gut bug, H. pylori, which infects half the global population and causes gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer, has been found to protect ... Read more...

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‘Labour Behind the Label’ wants to ban ‘killer sandblasted jeans’


March 21st, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group is calling on some top fashion companies to as a matter of urgency ban the production of sandblasted jeans. The group, Labour Behind The Label, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Nasal congestion ‘can be a sign of severe asthma’


December 21st, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that nasal congestion can be a sign of severe asthma.This means that healthcare professionals should be extra vigilant when it comes to nasal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

Bitter tasting substances ‘found to work better than drugs to treat asthma’


October 25th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have discovered that bitter tasting substances can relieve asthma better than drugs currently available.Stephen B. Liggett said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air at Games Village, venues polluted, shows study


October 11th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The quality of air near most of the Commonwealth Games venues and the Village has been found to be below acceptable standards, threatening the health of the ... Read more...

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Giving oxygen doesn’t help all patients, shows study


September 8th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Roughly half the patients of critical diseases given oxygen to help ease their breathing don't seem to benefit from the therapy.The study of 240 patients in Australia, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

First swine flu death in West Bengal (Lead)


July 20th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) A 58-year-old man has died due to swine flu, becoming the first victim to be claimed by the deadly flu in West Bengal this year, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Acupuncture helps chronic heart patients in exercising


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Acupuncture can help chronic heart patients tolerate exercises well, says a clinical pilot study. Patients with chronic weakness of the heart muscle, one of the most frequent diseases ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Asbestos Abatement To Prevent Mesothelioma


June 20th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in the UK have warned fly-tippers who have reportedly dumped corrugated asbestos sheets in the woods. Asbestos sheets have reportedly been found 3 times in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Eating raw crayfish ‘can cause severe parasitic infection’


May 26th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Anyone planning to spend time at the river this summer should avoid eating raw crayfish, suggests a new study which found that doing so can result in a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deadly Airborne fungus affects people with healthy immune system


April 24th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oregon, Apr 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a deadly airborne fungus that is now the prowl. This is a new strain of the fungus, that affects people who have a good immune ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lindsay Lohan’s father suffers heart attack


March 17th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan's father Michael suffered a minor heart attack just weeks after doctors told him he would have to undergo a catheterisation. Michael was Tuesday taken ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Black women more likely to develop weakened heart muscle at childbirth


February 23rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study suggests that black women are at an increased risk of developing weakened heart muscle at childbirth.The study looking into the incidence of peripartum cardiomyopathy in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex tips for people with breathing problems


February 15th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 15 (ANI): The British Lung Foundation (BLF) has come up with tips for those having breathing problems to help them boost their sex lives.Dr Noemi Eiser, the BLF's medical director, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kick the butt for a healthy heart any time


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) It's never too late to quit smoking. Research shows saying no to cigarettes, even after a heart attack, can have a positive effect. A new study from Tel ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Swine flu virus could still mutate, warns WHO chief


December 30th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 30 (ANI): The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has stressed the need to "guard against complacency" concerning the global swine flu pandemic.Dr Margaret Chan said the virus was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Late Brittany Murphy leaves estate to mom


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 23 (ANI): A will prepared by late actress Brittany Murphy leaves her entire estate to her mother, Sharon Murphy, it has emerged.According to TMZ.com, the will was prepared ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Clue to foetal blood vessel failure found


December 7th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Making a big breakthrough, researchers have uncovered why a foetal blood vessel can fail to close shortly after birth, causing serious health problems.A German team showed that if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kicking the butt beneficial for asthmatics


December 7th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, De 7 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has suggested that asthmatic smokers can reverse some of the damage to their lungs that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elevated biomarkers compromise quality of life in heart attack patients post-discharge


November 16th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): There is an increased level of cardiac biomarkers in the blood of heart attack patients for several months after leaving the hospital, which often leads to more shortness ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Advanced dementia should be treated as terminal illness: Study


October 15th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that late-stage dementia should be considered as a terminal illness."Dementia is a terminal illness. As the end of life approaches, the pattern in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What to do during a panic attack?


October 13th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Oct 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In today’s hectic life, stress and tension are our best buddies, though without our realization. In such cases, a panic attack is an obvious outcome. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Upcoming Australian cricketer Ferguson injured


October 7th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Oct. 7 (ANI): One of Australia's brightest young batsmen, Callum Ferguson, has torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) for the second time in five years, and has flown home to Adelaide ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s medication may increase risk of abnormally slow heart rate


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): A medication that is commonly prescribed to treat Alzheimer's disease can increase a person's risk of being hospitalised for a potentially serious condition called bradycardia, say researchers.Experts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Showers can drench you with pathogens


September 15th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Showers are undoubtedly invigorating and good for hygiene, but they can also drench you with unwanted pathogens. Researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder (UC-B) used high-tech instruments and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists discover ozone-boosting chemical reaction


July 21st, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): In a new study, scientists at University of California Irvine (UCI) have discovered a previously unknown chemical reaction that could account for up to 40 parts per billion ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parents of Pak kid who got new lease of life have nothing but praise for India


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, July 3 (ANI): Relations between India and Pakistan soured and the blame game from both sides gained unprecedented heights after the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, but for Syed Saadat Ali and his ... Read more...

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