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Health habits to adopt after 40

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Reaching 40 is a milestone, signalling a time of transition from young adulthood to middle-age. It is that time of life where the risk of many health conditions increases so it is necessary to keep a check on your lifestyle in more serious way, say experts. Jai Gopal Sharma (ENT Specialist, Preventive Oncology Department), Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Rese...

2 days ago
Decoded: How eating red meat affects your heart

New York, June 16 (IANS) Researchers have found a link between an allergen found in red meat and the build-up of fats that block the heart arteries, increasing the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Health experts have long established saturated fats found in red meat as one major cause of heart disease. However, the new study, published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis...

4 days ago
Tyeb Mehta's 'Kali' sold for a record Rs 26.4 cr

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) In a record-breaking sale at an online auction on Thursday, Tyeb Mehta's iconic painting Kali (1989) was sold at a whooping Rs 26.4 crore, setting a new record for the artist. The painting represents the eternal cosmic dilemma of the human condition: the battle of good and evil, creation and destruction. The Summer Online Auction by Saffronart, an intern...

4 days ago
Trump's chief economic adviser discharged from hospital

Washington, June 14 (IANS) Larry Kudlow, chief economic adviser for US President Donald Trump, has been released from hospital after a heart attack, the White House said. Doctors say Larry's recovery is going very well, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Wednesday. The President and the Administration are happy Larry is back home and look forward to...

6 days ago
This device restores cardiac function post-heart attack

Washington, June 12 (IANS) A team of researchers from MIT have developed a novel refillable, implantable device that can be directly attached to a damaged heart and deliver drugs to treat the after-effects of a heart attack. The device called Therepi contains a sponge-like reservoir that attaches directly to the damaged heart tissue, and a refill line connects the reservoir to a port on ...

6 days ago
Trump's economic adviser suffers heart attack, hospitalised

Washington, June 12 (IANS) Donald Trump's chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffered a heart attack and was hospitalised, the US President tweeted on Tuesday as he arrived for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Our great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Cent...

7 days ago
Erectile dysfunction may double heart disease risk

New York, June 11 (IANS) Erectile dysfunction (ED) indicates greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors, such as cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, researchers warn. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, suggest that ED is an important telltale sign that can help physicians gauge cardiovascular risk among middle-aged men. The researcher...

8 days ago
Apps boosting 'healthy lifestyle' can slow artery ageing: Study

London, June 10 (IANS) Using smartphone application that promotes a healthy lifestyle can help slow artery ageing by improving compliance to a proper diet and physical activity, suggest researchers. Arteries harden with age, increasing the risk of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease. Good eating habits, smoking cessation and physical exercise are known to prevent athero...

9 days ago
Decoded: What causes inflammation after heart attack

New York, June 9 (IANS) Scientists have zeroed in on a type of immune cell that tries to heal the injured heart following a heart attack but instead triggers inflammation that leads to even more damage. Pirfenidone -- a drug approved to treat an unrelated lung condition -- was found to work by regulating in the heart the specific response of B cell lymphocytes -- the immune cells respons...

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Shantaram Naik, Goa's 'original' Congress leader, dies

Panaji, June 9 (IANS) Known for his steady flow of incisive press notes and, therefore, invariably billed as a 'paper tiger' by rivals in the BJP, former state Congress president Shantaram Naik died on Saturday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 72 and is survived by wife Beena and son Archit. Naik, who relinquished charge as the state Congress president in April, died on the...

9 days ago
Former Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik dead at 76

Panaji/New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Former Goa Congress President and two-time Rajya Sabha MP, Shantaram Naik, died of a massive heart attack on Saturday, a party leader said. He was 76. Girish Chodankar, who replaced Naik, as state Congress president in April told IANS from Panaji: Naik passed away around 6.30 a.m. He complained of chest pain, after which he was rushed to a private ...

9 days ago
Ex-Goa Congress MP Shantaram Naik dead, Rahul condoles

Panaji/New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Former Rajya Sabha MP and senior Congress leader Shantaram Naik passed away on Saturday after suffering a massive heart attack, a party leader said. He was 72. Goa Congress President, Girish Chodankar told IANS from Panaji: Naik passed away around 6.30 a.m. He complained of chest pain, after which he was rushed to a private hospital in Margao town....

10 days ago
Try canola oil if you are diabetic, obese

What oil do you cook with? If you have been stuck with olive or other vegetable oils, it's time to shift to a healthier option: Canola oil. Research has shown that canola oil helps lower blood sugar in people with Type II diabetes. David Jenkins, head of the St. Michael Hospital's Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre in Toronto, Canada, conducted the study where...

12 days ago
I strive to imbibe my father's teachings: Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt says his late father and politician Sunil Dutt was his pillar of strength, and he feels his absence with each passing moment. On Sunil Dutt's birth anniversary on Wednesday, Sanjay said he cherishes all the time spent with him. To the pillar of my strength, happy birthday Dad. You may not be here but I feel your presence in every breath I ...

13 days ago
Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate

London, June 5 (IANS) Too much job pressure may increase your risk developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications. The study found that being stressed at work was associated with a 48 per cent higher risk of atrial fibrillation. Work stress has previously been linked with coronar...

14 days ago
Mortal remains of BSF trooper reach UP

Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) The mortal remains of a BSF trooper killed in Pakistani firing a day earlier in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reached his village in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria district, an official said. Thousands assembled to pay their last respects to Border Security Force trooper Satya Narayan Yadav, who was posted as an Additional Sub-Inspector with the BSF in Akhnoor sector.

14 days ago
Here's how insufficient sleep could cost countries billions

Sydney, June 4 (IANS) With the problem of inadequate sleep affecting more and more people around the world, researchers have found that the financial and non-financial costs associated with it could cost a country billions of dollars. For the study, David Hillman of the University of Western Australia and his colleagues attempted to measure the economic consequences of limited sleep time...

14 days ago
Mortal remains of BSF trooper arrive in UP

Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) The mortal remains of a BSF trooper killed in Pakistan firing a day ago in a ceasefire violation on the international border, reached his native place in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria district on Monday, an official said. Thousands of people assembled to pay their last respects to slain Border Security Force trooper Satya Narayan Yadav, who was posted as an Additional Sub...

17 days ago
Green tea may prevent deaths from heart attacks

London, June 1 (IANS) Love your cup of green tea? Besides playing a role in weight loss and boosting immunity, green tea -- rich in antioxidants -- may also help prevent deaths due heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis -- a condition of narrowed artery walls due to fat build-up, claims a study. According to the researchers, a compound called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG...

18 days ago
Maharashtra BJP minister Pandurang Fundkar passes away

Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang P. Fundkar passed away early on Thursday following a massive heart attack. Fundkar, 67, was admitted to the K.J. Somaiya Hospital on Wednesday where his condition reportedly deteriorated followed by the massive heart attack. He breathed his last at around 4.35 a.m. on Thursday.

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