31 Jan 2015
Madrid: A Spanish hospital has successfully used stem cells culled from healthy donors to treat seven heart attack victims, in what officials said was a world first. Madrid's Gregorio Maranon hospital plans to treat 55 patients in all with the technique in a clinical trial, the regional Madrid government which runs the hospital said in a statement.
10 Dec 2014
Seoul: A common coating used in soft drink cans could cause high blood pressure and put heart patients at risk, a new study has warned. The consumption of BPA, a chemical used as an epoxy lining for cans and plastic bottles, has been associated with high blood pressure and heart rate variability.
22 Jan 2015
Melbourne: Australian researchers have discovered how social media can serve as an indicator of a community's psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.
20 Jan 2015
Washington: A large study of nearly 15,000 men and women has found that having up to seven drinks a week is associated with a 20 percent lower risk of men developing heart failure and 16 percent reduced risk for women.
09 Dec 2014
Washington: Heart disease patients should think twice before stepping out during rush hour traffic, a new study suggests.
16 Jan 2015
Hyderabad: Five persons treated for swine flu here at a major state-run hospital have died since January 1, a senior health official said.
22 Jan 2015
New Delhi: Following the drop in temperature during winter, health experts have urged people to avoid excess alcohol intake and heavy physical activity to keep the body warm, as it can lead to heart attack.
17 Jan 2015
New York: Scientists have detected high frequency of heart arrhythmias or irregular heart beats in bottlenose dolphins and Weddell seals during their deepest dives.This shows that despite their remarkable adaptations to aquatic life, exercising while holding their breath remains a physiological challenge for marine mammals.
17 Jan 2015
New York: People suffering from the chronic itchy skin disease eczema have higher rates of smoking, drinking and obesity, and are less likely to exercise than adults who do not have the disease, scientists report.
02 Dec 2014
New York: A large-scale study involving 40,000 patients from 17 centres around the world has found that diabetic patients with even mild coronary artery disease face the risk of a heart attack.