Stroke

  • Stokes, Prior testify against Jadeja in Anderson row 5 days ago

    London: In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, two England players have testified that the Indian allrounder had turned towards the English bowler with a raised bat during the showdown. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, Ben Stokes and Matt Prior, during the hearing...
  • 60-year-old beggar dies due to heat stroke June 11, 2014

    A 60-year-old man died of heat stroke in Lekhari town in Kota, police said. Bholanath Yogi, resident of Vrindavan in Uttar Prasesh, collapsed on the road and died instantly, SHO Lakheri Police Station Rakesh Meena said. Yogi used to meet his ends by begging in the city, he said. The post-mortem was...
  • Heat stroke claims four lives in Chhattisgarh June 10, 2014

    With mercury soaring up by several notches constantly in the state, four persons, including a woman, believed to have died of heat stroke in Raipur. "Four bodies were recovered from separate place in Raipur on Sunday and inquiry is underway to check the actual cause of the death," Raipur Chief Medical Officer...
  • Soaring heat in north India due to western disturbances: Expert June 6, 2014

    Air Vice Marshal GP Sharma Vice President, Meteorology, Skymet Weather Services Pvt explains the reason for soaring temperature in north India. ...
  • Israelis pay last respects to former PM Ariel Sharon ahead of funeral January 13, 2014

    Jerusalem: Thousands of Israelis bade farewell on Sunday to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the maverick warrior-statesman who helped reshape the Middle East, as his body lay in state outside parliament in Jerusalem. Sharon died at the age of 85 on Saturday after eight years in a coma caused by a...
  • Delhi continues to reel under intense heat May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The national capital on Tuesday continued to reel under intense heat with hot winds blowing all through the day. The day temperature was recorded at maximum 43 degree Celsius, which was three notches above normal and slightly up from Monday's 42.6 deg C. There was some respite as the...
  • Night shifts can raise heart attack risk by 40 pc July 27, 2012

    London: Night shift workers are at the highest risk of heart attacks and strokes because of their unhealthy eating and sleeping habits, a new research has claimed. Researchers from Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre (SPARC) in London and Ontario found shift workers were almost 25 per cent more likely to...
  • Nintendo Wii helps stroke patients recover July 22, 2012

    Sydney: Stroke patients considered too far gone to regain use of affected limbs are now showing signs of recovery because of a new therapy that utilises the Nintendo Wii. Penelope McNulty, neurophysiologist at Neuroscience Research Australia, shows that an intensive, two-week training programme based on the Wii can bring about significant...
  • Hosni Mubarak clinically dead: reports June 20, 2012

    Cairo: Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a brain stroke and was shifted from Yura prison to a military Hospital in southern Cairo, with some media reports claiming he is "clinically dead". The 84-year-old former president, who is serving a life sentence, was in a "critical" condition and transferred to Maadi...
  • Odisha: Severe heat claims 20 lives in five days May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A severe heat wave has claimed 10 more lives in Odisha taking the toll to 20 in five days. The maximum temperature touched 46 degrees in many parts of the state. Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh and Anugul were among the worst affected districts. The state is battling frequent power...
  • People over 65 die from stroke in developing nations March 1, 2012

    London: Stroke is one of the main cause of death among people over the age of 65 in developing countries like India and China, according to new research. The study surveyed 12,373 people aged 65 and over between 2003 and 2005 in a total of 10 urban and rural sites in...
  • How to recognise the symptoms of a deadly stroke December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the country, after heart disease and cancer. While a massive stroke can kill you within minutes, you can save yourself if you recognise the symptoms in time. Dr Amit Verma, speaking to CNN-IBN, marks out what you can do...
  • Hasan Ali suffers stroke, to seek bail: Lawyer October 30, 2011

    Mumbai: Alleged money launderer and tax evader Hasan Ali Khan suffered a stroke followed by a paralytic attack in jail but was not hospitalised, his lawyer said, adding he will move Supreme Court for bail on Monday. According to advocate IP Bagaria, Khan, whose bail was cancelled by the apex court...
  • Bat's saliva to cure stroke victims September 4, 2011

    London: The saliva of vampire bats, which feed on blood, can save lives of stroke victims, new research shows. The saliva has a compound that can thin blood and dissolve clots in the brain. Currently, most types of strokes need clot-busting shots within four hours of the attack for effective treatment. But a...
  • Help your pets beat the heat May 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Summer is a brutal season for most of us. Spare a thought for your pets who are hunting for whatever shadeand water they can find. Heat stroke is the biggest threat for the pets. Dr Samak Mahindram says, "In this climate pets have heat stroke simply because it is...
  • Calcium supplements can increase risk of stroke May 5, 2011

    New Delhi: A new study finds that too many Calcium supplements can increase your risk of a stroke or a heart attack. You may think nothing of taking a calcium supplement every other day - and till now, may have assumed not just that it's beneficial, but harmless too! Think again -...
  • Tips to beat the heat this summer April 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The heat is taking its toll across the country and it is essential to keep some basics in mind so that one can avoid heat stroke or dehydration, especially if one has to be out and about through the day. Doctors agree that staying hydrated is the most crucial...
  • Coffee can cut women's stroke risk: Study March 11, 2011

    London: Drinking a couple cups of coffee everyday is actually good for you, as a new study has claimed that the drink reduces one's risk of a stroke. And, women who don't drink coffee at all may actually be increasing their risk for stroke, the study has warned. Researchers at...
  • Fame doesn't protect movie stars from stroke risk February 11, 2011

    Los Angeles: Hollywood trivia quiz: What do Sharon Stone, Dudley Moore, James Garner and Elizabeth Taylor have in common besides an Oscar nomination? All have suffered strokes, a reminder that money and fame can't insulate you from a health risk that much can be done to prevent, researchers said Thursday. The...
  • Fewer die after treatment at stroke centers January 26, 2011

    New York: People treated for stroke at designated stroke centers appear to survive slightly longer than those treated at other hospitals, suggests a new study. While the finding has important implications, it doesn't change the most important message about stroke, which is to get help as soon as possible, said study...
  • People with HIV have high stroke risk January 20, 2011

    Chicago: People infected with the AIDS virus may be three times more likely to suffer a stroke than people not infected, US researchers. While stroke rates in the United States fell 7.2 percent in 2006 compared to 1997, rates have spiked among people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV,...
  • Analysis shows heart, stroke risk of pain drugs January 12, 2011

    London: Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac as well as branded pain drugs from Pfizer Inc, Merck & Co Inc and Novartis AG can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a review found on Wednesday. Scientists from Bern University in Switzerland analyzed data from 31 trials involving more...
  • Drinking an extra cup of coffee 'can double stroke risk' December 12, 2010

    London: Coffee buffs, please note drinking the beverage in moderation is okay, but upping its intake may double your risk of a stroke, says a new study. Researchers have found that coffee drinkers who normally have no more than one a day are twice as likely to suffer a blood clot...
  • Married men are nicer, better behaved December 7, 2010

    New York: Men tend to behave better when they're married - both because marriage likely helps improve their behavior, and nicer men are more likely to be married in the first place, a new study reports. The researchers found that men with fewer nasty qualities were more likely to eventually end...
  • Brain strokes strike youth most in India October 29, 2010

    Here is the story of a young patient who grappled with the disease and came out victorious. ...
  • Cartoonist RK Laxman suffers stroke, hospitalised August 30, 2010

    Pune: Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman was admitted to the command hospital here on Sunday night after he suffered a stroke, hospital sources said. Laxman, who is widely regarded as India's greatest-ever cartoonist and is best known for his creation The Common Man, was "responding" to the treatment, they said. The noted cartoonist...
  • TV star Gary Coleman cremated in private ceremony June 19, 2010

    London: Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman was cremated in Utah in a private ceremony, three weeks after his death. However, there will be no funeral services for the former child TV star, according to attorney Robert Jeffs, who has been appointed to oversee his estate. Jeffs said Coleman's 2005 will specifies that...
  • How to stay cool and beat summer heat May 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Over 130 people have died in the country because of the heat wave. The children and elderly are most at risk but there are simple ways to keep cool and beat the heat. ...
  • 'Diff'rent Strokes' fame Gary Coleman dies at 42 May 30, 2010

    Los Angeles: Former child star Gary Coleman has died aged 42 following a brain haemorrhage, according to a hospital statement. The diminutive Coleman starred in the hit TV series Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986 as a plucky Harlem eight-year-old adopted by a wealthy white family. He died early Friday at the...
  • North India reels under heat wave May 25, 2010

    New Delhi: North India is scorching with temperatures raging between 46 and 50 degree Celsius. Cyclone Laila may have brought relief down south but central and north India is still reeling under the heat wave. The desert is living up to its name in Rajasthan. Barmer and Philodia recorded an unbearable...