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  • Madonna gives fans an early x-mas gift; releases six new songs 4 days ago

    London: Pop star Madonna released six tracks from her new album 'Rebel Heart' over one night after demos of the songs were leaked earlier this week. She says this her "early Christmas gift" for her fans. The singer's album is due to release in March, reports mirror.co.uk. The 56-year-old took to Twitter,...
  • Live heart of a 2.5 year-old boy airlifted from Bengaluru to Chennai 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: In a heart-warming incident, a live heart from a 2.5 year-old boy who died was airlifted from Bangalore to Chennai on Friday. The donor child was admitted to Manipal Hospital for a neurological condition and he was declared brain dead Friday. His parents agreed to donate all his organs...
  • Selena Gomez grieves over Justin Bieber at Taylor Swift's birthday bash 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Selena Gomez reportedly cried and threw a fit over her on-off boyfriend Justin Bieber at her friend and country singer Taylor Swift's 25th birthday. The 22-year-old 'Heart Wants What It Wants' hitmaker shocked everyone at Swift's party with her outburst, reported Us magazine. "She shouted, 'No one understands me!...
  • Selena Gomez clarifies she isn't dating Justin Bieber, but has 'respect and love for him' December 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Selena Gomez has revealed that she is not dating anyone currently. The 'Heart Wants What It Wants' hitmaker, who split from on-and-off boyfriend Justin Bieber, said she does not even know how to use dating applications, reported Ace Showbiz. Asked whether she's currently dating anyone and interested in...
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood film 'Broken Horses' to release on April 10 December 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Director-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood film 'Broken Horses' is all set to release on April 10, next year. hopra, who has produced 'Munnabhai' series, '3 Idiots' and 'PK' besides directing 'Mission Kashmir' and 'Parinda', said it was challenging to make a film in Hollywood. "Making a film in Hollywood was extremely...
  • Madonna's latest album 'Rebel Heart' leaks online November 29, 2014

    London: Singer Madonna's latest track 'Rebel heart' has leaked online, and fans are less than impressed with the song. Madonna has been hashtagging #rebelheart in her Instagram photos for months. The track was produced by Swedish DJ Avicii and recorded around March. A Twitter account named @RebelHeartLeak claimed it would be leaking...
  • 3D-printed model to help treat complex heart disorders November 20, 2014

    Washington: A 3-dimensional printed model of the heart, combined with standard medical images, may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, scientists say. Most heart surgeons use 2D images taken by X-ray, ultrasound and MRI for surgical planning. However, these images may not reveal complex structural complications in...
  • Ambulance drone to save heart attack victims unveiled in Holland October 29, 2014

    London: A student in the Netherlands has developed an 'ambulance drone' fitted with defibrillator that can reach heart attack victims within minutes, and potentially help save thousands of lives. The 4kg drone, created by graduate student Alec Momont, can fly at an estimated speed as high as 100 kilometres per...
  • 'Dead' hearts transplanted into living patients in world first October 24, 2014

    Sydney: In a breakthrough, a team of doctors, including an Indian-origin surgeon, on Friday said that they have successfully performed the world's first heart transplant in Australia using a "dead heart", a major development that could save many lives. The procedure, using hearts that had stopped beating, has been described...
  • Australian doctors develop technique to transplant dead hearts October 24, 2014

    A team of Australian doctors successfully transplanted so-called dead hearts into patients. The breakthrough could change the way organs are donated. Until now, doctors have relied on using the still-beating hearts of donors who have been declared brain dead. But doctors in a Sydney hospital developed a technique through which...
  • Flu vaccine may prevent heart disease: Study October 22, 2014

    London: Flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a new vaccine against the deadly heart disease, scientists have found. Flu vaccines are known to have a protective effect against heart disease, reducing the risk of a heart attack. The new study has for the first time shown the molecular...
  • A new device that can slow, reverse heart failure October 7, 2014

    Washington: A new, implantable device to control heart failure is showing promising results in the first trial to determine safety and effectiveness in patients, scientists say. "Heart failure is one of the fastest growing forms of heart disease and it's one of the most common reasons people are hospitalised," said Dr...
  • J&K floods: 20-year-old braveheart dies while volunteering October 3, 2014

    Srinagar: In a quiet corner of Srinagar, the cries of Adil Ahmed's grandmother fill the air. She and her family have been mourning the death of their 20-year-old. Adil Ahmed is one of the many unsung heroes of the Kashmir floods who drowned while distributing water to those marooned in...
  • Olive oil may revive a failing heart: Study September 30, 2014

    Washington: A potent ingredient in olive oil may hold the key to beating heart failure, a new research suggests. Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure, researchers have found. Heart failure is not...
  • Variable heart rate sign of good health and fitness September 23, 2014

    Washington: The amount of time between heartbeats can vary even at a "constant" heart rate - and this variability is a good thing, say scientists. Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) has been found to be predictive of a number of illnesses, such as congestive heart failure and inflammation. For athletes,...
  • Living it up: Prevent heart attack or myocardial infarction September 20, 2014

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', experts comment on heart attacks or myocardial infarction. 25 per cent of heart attack deaths occur in people less than 40. India is soon to become the heart attack capital of the world. ...
  • Working long hours may increase risk of heart disease September 16, 2014

    Seoul: Are you a workaholic? Your habit may increase your risk of heart disease! Working for more than 40hours a week may increase one's risk of developing coronary heart disease, or narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart, a new study has warned. "The longer...
  • Heart drug could be cure for Ebola: British experts September 14, 2014

    London: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a breakthrough that can lead to a cure for the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through West Africa, media reports said. The university has said the experts stumbled across an existing drug used in the treatment of severe heart disease, which could...
  • Hearty and cheerful Lalu Prasad walks out of Mumbai hospital September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Eighteen days after undergoing three cardiac surgeries, a hearty and cheerful RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday walked out of the Asian Heart Institute, doctors said. "Lalu Prasad has been an excellent and cooperative patient with a strong willpower which has helped him immensely in his speedy recovery," said Ramakanta...
  • Lalu Prasad to be discharged from hospital on Sunday September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: RJD leader Lalu Prasad, who recently underwent a cardiac surgery, will get discharged from the Asian Heart Institute on Sunday. Lalu will be discharged after 3 pm, after undergoing a successful surgery and rehabilitation programme, a hospital statement said. Initially, the 66yearold leader was hospitalised at the Institute for a...
  • Robotic assisted surgery ushering in new era in heart surgery September 10, 2014

    Coimbatore: RobotAssisted surgery is ushering in a new era in heart surgery by offering patients better outcome and a greater quality of life, a senior surgeon in the Chennaibased Apollo Hospitals on Wednesday said. Traditional open heart surgery involved making a big incision and resulted in...
  • BJD MP Hemendra Chandra Singh passes away September 5, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Hemendra Chandra Singh, Biju Janata Dal MP from Kandhamal constituency in Odisha passed away on Thursday night. He was 47. Singh had suffered a massive heart attack last week, followed by multiple organ failure. He breathed his last in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. ...
  • Timely heart transplant possible through team work, says doctor September 4, 2014

    Doctors on Tuesday transplanted the heart of a braindead accident victim from Bangalore to another patient in Chennai. The heart was flown away in a record two hours to save the life of a patient in a private hospital in Chennai. Asian Heart Institute, Medical Director, Dr Vijay Dsilva said,...
  • Heart flown from Bangalore to save patient in Chennai in two hours September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a story of an interstate heart transplant, doctors have transplanted the heart of a braindead accident victim from Bangalore to another patient in Chennai. The heart was flown away in a record two hours to save the life of a patient in a private hospital in Chennai. Doctors...
  • Heart harvested in Bangalore, transplanted in Chennai September 3, 2014

    Chennai: A 37yearold dead woman's heart, harvested in a Bangalore hospital, now beats in a man after it was flown to Chennai for a live transplant in a record time on Wednesday. "The operation has been successful, as a team of eight cardiologists raced against time to transplant the live heart...
  • Bangalore: Brain dead gives life to many September 3, 2014

    A family in Karnataka sets an example by donating organs of their dead daughter. "The recipient is a 40yearold heart patient in Chennai. A team of 4 doctors flew the heart to Chennai," said transplant coordinator. ...
  • Lowcarbohydrate diet trumps lowfat for weight loss, heart health September 2, 2014

    Washington: A lowcarbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and reducing cardiovascular risk factors than a lowfat diet, according to a new study. To compare the effects of a lowcarbohydrate versus a lowfat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors, researchers randomly assigned 148 men and women without...
  • Battery less cardiac pacemaker powered by heart September 1, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed a new battery less cardiac pacemaker which is based on an automatic wristwatch and is powered by heart motion. "Batteries are a limiting factor in today's medical implants. Once they reach a critically low energy level, physicians see themselves forced to replace a correctly functioning medical device...
  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad undergoes heart surgery at a Mumbai hospital August 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is undergoing two major heart surgeries one to replace an aortic valve and the other to repair the aorta, at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. "The surgery began this morning," a spokesperson for the Asian Heart Institute, located in suburban Bandra Kurla...