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Growing numbers of cardiac patients in 30-40 age group in India

Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Cardiologists attending a global conference here have voiced concern over the growing numbers of cardiac patients in the age group of 30-40 years in India. The four-day ACVSA (Advanced Cardiovascular Solutions) India 2017 conference organised by the Facts Foundation, India in partnership with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), USA, is being attended by...

2 days ago
Laser-based tool may help detect heart attack, stroke risk early

Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) A new diagnostic tool that uses near-infrared light to visualise the fatty build-up in the arteries, may help in the early detection of patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found. In the study, the researchers increased the wavelength of the light -- which selectively revealed plaques with internal bleeding, typically associated with high-...

12 days ago
Marijuana ups risk of death from hypertension

New York, Aug 9 (IANS) Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, warns new research. We found that marijuana users had a greater than three-fold risk of death from hypertension and the risk increased with each additional year of use, said lead study author Barbara Yankey, a PhD student in the School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta,...

12 days ago
Exercise mimicking protein may aid heart failure patients

Toronto, Aug 9 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a protein that mimics exercise and tricks the heart into growing in a healthy way and pumping more blood, a finding that can aid in developing treatments for heart failure patients. The study showed that a protein -- called cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) -- leads heart to pump more blood even if an individual is sitting still, making it beneficial,...

14 days ago
12-year jail for Samsung heir sought over bribery

Seoul, Aug 7 (IANS) South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought 12 years in prison for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, an heir apparent of Samsung Group, for bribery and other charges in a massive corruption scandal. The independent counsel had indicted Lee in February on charges of providing or promising some 43.3 billion won ($38 million) to ousted President Park Geun-hye...

18 days ago
Agra woman claims hair snipped, police dismissive of such cases

Agra, Aug 3 (IANS) A case of alleged snipping of a woman's hair was reported from the city on Thursday but police dismissed such incidents as outcome of sick minds. In the latest case, wife of a temple priest in Dayalbagh area of the city claimed on Thursday that her hair was chopped off the previous night even though she had bolted her room from inside. However, no police complaint was ...

18 days ago
Noise pollution can lead to cardiac problems, say doctors

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) While cardiovascular disorders are blamed for 25 per cent of deaths in India, health experts say a new emerging trend shows that noise pollution is also leading to cardiovascular disease burden. Acute noise exposure increases blood pressure by releasing the stress hormones and also increases the risk of heart rhythm abnormalities, heart attack and brain stroke.

19 days ago
Samsung heir denies involvement in key merger in graft trial

Seoul, Aug 2 (IANS) Jailed Samsung Group scion Lee Jae-yong on Wednesday denied his involvement in the merger of two group units inhis first court interrogation on corruption charges in connection with a scandal that removed President Park Geun-hye from office early this year. Lee was arrested on February 17 on charges of giving and pledging some 43 billion won ($38.2 million) to two fou...

21 days ago
Rishi remembers 'great' Mohammad Rafi on death anniversary

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor on Monday remembered legendary Bollywood singer Mohammad Rafi on his 37th death anniversary. The 64-year-old actor on Monday morning thanked the singer for being his voice in films. He also shared a photograph of himself along with Rafi from a wedding. Remembering the great Mohammad Rafi Sahab. Thank you for being my voice, lost ...

22 days ago
Smartphone-based device to transmit ECG in US

New York, July 30 (IANS) A US-based company has created a medical device that can monitor heart rhythm of cardiovascular patients and transmit electrocardiogram (ECG) to doctors through their smartphone. The wireless Kardia Mobile device, manufactured by US-based company AliveCor, links to patient's smartphones through an app available for Apple and android devices which immediately tran...

24 days ago
Tearful adieu to Karnataka ex-CM Dharam Singh

Kalaburgi (Karnataka), July 28 (IANS) Thousands of people bid a tearful adieu to former Karnataka Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh at a state funeral at his farmhouse near here on Friday. Dharam Singh died on Thursday at a private hospital in Bengaluru following a massive heart attack earlier during the day. He was 80. The State Reserve Police gave a 21-gun salute to the veteran po...

24 days ago
Actor Inder Kumar dies of heart attack

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Bollywood actor Inder Kumar, who worked in superstar Salman Khan-starrers like Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge and Wanted, died on early Friday. He was 45. Raju Kariya, father of Inder's first wife Sonal, confirmed the news to IANS over phone from Amravati. It was a heart attack. It happened around 2 a.m. on Friday. He was not suffering from anything (any disease),...

24 days ago
Actor Inder Kumar dies of heart attack

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Bollywood actor Inder Kumar, who worked in films like Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge and Wanted, died on early Friday. He was 45. Raju Kariya, the father of Inder's first wife Sonal, confirmed the news to IANS over phone from Amravati. It was a heart attack. It happened around 2 a.m. on Friday. He was not suffering from anything (any disease), Kariya told IANS.

25 days ago
Karnataka ex-CM Dharam Singh dead

Bengaluru, July 27 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh passed away at a private hospital here on Thursday. He was 80. He is survived by his wife Prabhavathi, sons Vijay Singh and Ajay Singh and daughter Priyadarshini. Dharam Singh died at 11.54 a.m. following a massive heart attack in the intensive care unit, a spokesperson for M.S. Ramaiah Hospital told IANS.<...

25 days ago
Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

Toronto, July 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that calcium -- usually identified with strong bones and teeth -- also plays a key role in moderating cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol. The findings showed that targeting calcium in the cell could lead to a new way to control cholesterol metabolism that increases the risk of a h...

25 days ago
Ex-Karnataka CM Dharam Singh dead

Bengaluru, July 27 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh passed away at a private hospital here on Thursday. He was 80. He is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter. Singh died at 11.54 a.m. following a massive heart attack in the intensive care unit (ICU), a spokesperson of M.S. Ramaiah Hospital told IANS. Singh, who has been ailing for some time due ...

26 days ago
Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

New York, July 26 (IANS) High levels of cholesterol, which may prove detrimental to human health, may play a key role in longer survival and better prognosis for dogs with a common form of bone cancer, researchers have found. The findings showed that elevated total cholesterol was significantly associated with a reduced risk for overall mortality in dogs with osteosarcoma -- a type of ma...

27 days ago
'23% of heart failure patients die within a year of diagnosis'

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) In India, 23 per cent of heart failure patients die within one year of diagnosis, a study revealed on Tuesday, adding that the country is next to Africa where the rate stands at 34 per cent. Of the total deaths, 46 per cent were due to cardiac issues, while non-cardiac causes led to 16 per cent deaths in patients, at one year, according to the first comprehensiv...

27 days ago
Keralite dies of heart attack in Sharjah

Sharjah, July 25 (IANS) A Keralite died here of heart attack just a day before he was supposed to return to India, a media report said. Sundaresan Asokan, 46, was working with a metal fabrication company in Dubai. According to his colleagues, he had resigned from the firm and was supposed to fly to his hometown in Kerala on Monday night, the Gulf News reported. He came out (of hi...

28 days ago
Keep hazardous dietary supplements, energy drinks at bay

Washington, July 24 (IANS) Dietary supplements, including energy drinks which have become a fad today, are not regulated and should not be consumed as these may cause severe health issues, especially in children, US-based researchers have advised. The US Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding dietary supplement exposures, according to researchers fr...

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