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Soy protects lungs from chronic disease


June 29th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Consuming soy milk and tofu could cut down the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which develops as a result of smoking, can cause coughing that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Caffeine can ease exercise-induced asthma symptoms


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) Caffeine taken within an hour of exercise can reduce symptoms of exercise induced asthma (EIA), characterised by shortness of breath during sustained aerobic activity. A large dose equal to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Knowing signs of acute heart failure may help reduce medical help delay


May 31st, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Patients with heart failure and their families can help improve prognosis in acute events if they are taught to recognise the tell-tale signs of worsening condition and seek ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robin Williams ready for comeback after heart surgery


May 14th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) Hollywood star Robin Williams is planning to continue his stand-up comedy tour, which he had to cut short to undergo heart surgery. The actor prompted fears for his ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Jolie did not collapse on ‘Salt’ set: Rep


April 9th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Reports that Angelina Jolie collapsed on the sets of her new movie 'Salt' after filming an exhausting scene are untrue, says a film rep.The 'Changeling' star plays ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Fatigued’ Jolie collapses on ‘Salt’ set


April 7th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Angelina Jolie reportedly crumbled on the sets of her new movie 'Salt' after filming an exhausting scene.The 'Changeling' star plays the role of Evelyn Salt, an outed ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Angelina Jolie collapses on new movie set


April 6th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie was forced to seek medical attention after collapsing on the set of her new movie "SALT". The actress is currently shooting the thriller in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Grapefruit diet and the Pill ‘don’t mix’


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr (ANI): Too much grapefruit can swell the risk of blood clots from the Pill, it has been claimed.American doctors have reported that a woman who went on an intense grapefruit-based ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unrelenting smokers experience higher levels of pain from lung cancer


March 19th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that smokers who refuse to quit the habit despite being diagnosed with lung cancer experience higher levels of pain from the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Helium may be beneficial for lung patients


March 10th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers from University of Calgary have suggested an innovative therapy to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) breathe easier.Lead researcher Neil Eves, PhD has found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robin Williams Hospitalized


March 5th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
Comedian Robin Williams was hospitalized on Wednesday after he complained of being short of breath. The 57-year old is in the Intensive Care Unit at a Miami hospital.The actor said in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Women’s heart attacks may not be detected in time, study says


February 20th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Women experiencing cardiac symptoms were much less likely than men to receive prompt medical care. Women experience different cardiac symptoms than men, especially during an acute attack. Doctors often ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Use of popular inhalers increases pneumonia risk


February 11th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. It can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and other symptoms.Wake Forest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Signs and symptoms of heart failure


January 25th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): We are often unable to recognise the symptoms of heart failure. Now, experts are encouraging everyone to learn the signs and symptoms of heart failure.Shortness of breath ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to distinguish between holiday heartburn and heart attack


November 23rd, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Feasting on a high-fat, carbohydrate-filled meal followed by a generous slice of pumpkin pie on a holiday often triggers a burning sensation in the chest. This temporary ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Exposure to noxious gas stove emissions worsens asthma in kids


October 14th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Exposure to high levels of noxious gas emitted from gas stoves can exacerbate asthma symptoms in children, especially preschoolers, say researchers.Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a toxic form of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Powdered passion fruit may hold a cure for asthma


May 15th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
London, May 15 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Arizona and Mashhad Medical University in Iran have found that the passion fruit may hold a cure for the world's 400 million ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Hollywood heat attacks have younger women missing real symptoms


May 3rd, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Many women under 55 years of age often tend to miss or ignore heart attack-warning signs, as the symptoms dont resemble typical Hollywood script heart attacks.A Hollywood ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gene that can cause heart disease identified


April 29th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (ANI): Researchers from Imperial College London, the Medical Research Council (MRC), and other international institutions have identified a gene that can cause the heart to become enlarged, greatly ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Fainting may be an alert for heart problems


February 23rd, 2008 - 9:06 am ICT by admin
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Fainting is often dismissed as a sign of temporary weakness, but it could be an important symptom indicating an acute heart problem, warn doctors. "Fainting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Physicians uncertain of therapeutic approaches for heart failure patients


February 12th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Researchers at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have found that most physicians are uncertain about the approaches to care for heart failure patients.The survey involving 1,450 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hawthorn extract may be the best tonic for the heart


January 23rd, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 23 (ANI): A group of Cochrane researchers has found that hawthorn extract is effective in controlling symptoms of chronic heart disease, and in improving a range of heart-related measurements.Known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women smokers at increased lung disease risk than men


January 3rd, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Women who smoke a lot are at an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disabling breathing disorder including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, according to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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