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Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?

Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?

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New Delhi: India is presently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks annually. A heart attack (clinically known as myocardial infarction) is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of oxygen-rich blood. According to reports, heart attack kills one person in every 33 seconds in our…

Nigerian woman cured of rare form of skin cancer; Indian doctors remove 5kg tumour from her breast

Nigerian woman cured of rare form of skin cancer; Indian doctors remove 5kg tumour from her breast

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New Delhi: In a medical breakthrough, an African woman has been cured of a rare form of skin cancer (Syringocystadeno carcinoma paplliferum) following her treatment at a hospital in Bengaluru, India. Doctors treating her say the case was the first of its kind diagnosed and treated in the world.  She was put on…

Pregnant? Think twice before popping paracetamol

Pregnant? Think twice before popping paracetamol

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New Delhi: Pregnant women have been warned to think twice before popping paracetamol after a new research suggests that it reduces sex drive and aggressive behaviour in males. The research from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark also says that the common over the counter painkillers could reduce fertility in daughters too.…

Walking can make you fit, brisk walk may keep you disease-free: Study

Walking can make you fit, brisk walk may keep you disease-free: Study

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New Delhi: A new study claims that going for a brisk walk regularly or engaging in other physical activities can make a person mentally fit and slow down the progression of mantal diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US studied about 93 members of a…

Fake whisky can now be detected using new artificial tongue

Fake whisky can now be detected using new artificial tongue

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Berlin: Scientists have developed an ‘artificial tongue’ which can help novice drinkers determine the difference between a Scottish malt whisky and an Irish blend. The synthetic tongue can pick out different qualities in whiskies, such as their brand, age and country of origin using fluorescent dyes. The process is quicker and…

Dengue claims 11 lives, affects 11,402 in this year’s first five months

Dengue claims 11 lives, affects 11,402 in this year’s first five months

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New Delhi: A total 11,402 cases of dengue and 11 deaths due to the virus have been reported in the country till May 31 this year with Kerala recording the maximum number of such cases. Kerala with 4,735 cases, which included seven deaths, recorded 41.5 per cent of country’s total…

Home blood pressure monitors unacceptably inaccurate, says study

Home blood pressure monitors unacceptably inaccurate, says study

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New Delhi: A new study warns that seventy per cent of readings from home blood pressure monitors are not accurate, which could have serious implications for people relying on them to make informed health decisions. The findings are extremely relevant given millions of patients are asked to monitor their blood…

Grape seed extract may help prevent tooth decay: Study

Grape seed extract may help prevent tooth decay: Study

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New York: A natural compound found in grape seed extract may help prevent tooth decay by strengthening dentin – the tissue beneath a tooth’s enamel – and increasing the life of resin fillings. Researchers found that grape seed extract can make composite-resin fillings stronger, allowing them to last longer. The…

Expecting mothers, beware! Preeclampsia may increase your risk of stroke by 6 times

Expecting mothers, beware! Preeclampsia may increase your risk of stroke by 6 times

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New Delhi: Pregnancy, although an important stage in every woman’s life, comes with its own set of health issues, including those which can cause serious problems if not taken care of immediately. One such problem is preeclampsia – a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure. Preeclampsia usually…

Smoking doesn’t see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

Smoking doesn’t see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

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New Delhi: Even as there has been a paradigm shift in the age groups suffering from heart disease, with growing numbers of young people being afflicted by the disease, a 23-year-old, was saved by a team of doctors after having been diagnosed with a heart attack. The patient, Anshul Pandey (name…

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