Heart

  • Working long hours may increase risk of heart disease Yesterday

    Seoul: Are you a workaholic? Your habit may increase your risk of heart disease! Working for more than 40-hours 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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 66-year-old leader was hospitalised at the Institute for a...
  • Robotic assisted surgery ushering in new era in heart surgery 1 week ago

    Coimbatore: Robot-Assisted 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 Chennai-based 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. ...
  • Heart flown from Bangalore to save patient in Chennai in two hours September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a story of an inter-state heart transplant, doctors have transplanted the heart of a brain-dead 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 37-year-old 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 40-year-old heart patient in Chennai. A team of 4 doctors flew the heart to Chennai," said transplant coordinator. ...
  • Low-carbohydrate diet trumps low-fat for weight loss, heart health September 2, 2014

    Washington: A low-carbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and reducing cardiovascular risk factors than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. To compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate versus a low-fat 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...
  • Mumbai: Lalu Prasad to undergo two heart surgeries on Wednesday August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad will undergo two heart surgeries on Wednesday at a private hospital in Mumbai. The Asian Heart Institute, where he was admitted on Monday for medical evaluation, on Tuesday said that preliminary medical investigations indicated the 66-year-old former Bihar chief minister required to undergo...
  • Cardiac surgery needed for 66-year-old Lalu August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Asian Heart Institute where RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been admitted, on Tuesday said a cardiac surgery was needed, based on preliminary medical investigations. "Laluji is fundamentally a healthy person, as can be seen from the intense campaigning he has done. Based on preliminary reports, we can now...
  • 'Fargo,' 'Normal Heart' win Emmys for TV miniseries, movie August 26, 2014

    Reuters: "Fargo," the TV re-imagining of the Coen brothers' cult film, won best miniseries at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, while HBO's "The Normal Heart" earned best TV movie honors for its depiction of the early fight against AIDS. "Fargo" gave FX Networks its first Emmy for a program, but...
  • Harry Potter creator JK Rowling just posted a new short story about the singing sorceress Celestina Warbeck August 21, 2014

    JK Rowling's website Pottermore has posted new writing by the best-selling author about the international wizarding singing sensation Celestina Warbeck. The 500-word entry about Celestina, who is sometimes known as the 'singing sorceress,' provides never-before-known facts about this obscure character whom readers never 'meet' in the Harry Potter series although...
  • Irrfan Khan: It's time we start inspiring world cinema August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan, who has made his presence felt in Hollywood with some big projects, feels the time has come when Indian films and filmmakers start inspiring the world with their talent and stories. "We keep looking to Hollywood cinema for inspirations. But I feel, it is time that we...
  • Blood donation can help keep your heart healthy July 4, 2014

    London: Shift workers, take note! Donating blood could be an easy way to reduce your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Austrian researchers have found that jet lag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers. However, these effects...
  • Chennai: Police, commuters hold up traffic to save a life June 18, 2014

    It's not a story you read about everyday, in Chennai, Police and doctors coming together to save someone's life, they cleared up traffic to transport a heart in less than 14 minutes over a distance of 12 kms helping in saving the life of a 21 year old. ...
  • Chennai traffic stops for timely heart transplant to save a life June 17, 2014

    Chennai: Praise is pouring in for the Chennai Police, who, along with a team of doctors from two hospitals ensured that an ambulance carrying a donor heart could be transported in the nick of time. The donor heart was transported from the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital to the Fortis Malar...
  • Elderly Fiji tourist dies of heat stroke in Agra May 25, 2014

    An elderly tourist from Fiji who came to India for his bypass surgery, died after suffering a heat stroke during a visit to the Taj Mahal. Mohammad Fazal, who was in his mid-60s, had come to India for a bypass heart surgery at Apollo hospital in Delhi and was on a...
  • Singapore PM wants apology from blogger for corruption charge May 19, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has sent a legal notice to a local blogger, demanding the removal of an article accusing him of corruption which had been "published maliciously", local media reported. Roy Ngerng had on his website, The Heart Truths, posted a blog titled "Where your CPF...
  • Rajesh Rathi's 'Desires of the Heart' to be screened at Cannes Film Festival May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: City-based director Rajesh Rathi's English language feature film 'Desires of the Heart' will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival which is opening today. 'The Desires of the Heart' will be screened on May 17 during the 12-day event. 'Desires of the Heart' is a love story...
  • 'Love among the bookshelves' is about Ruskin Bond's tryst with books May 12, 2014

    How can someone not love something that Ruskin Bond has written? I loved this book. Absolutely loved it. Though, this was a genre that I had never tried before - a book about books and reading. 'Love among the bookshelves' is part memoir and part anthology by our very own...
  • TN government urged to cover heart transplants in insurance May 9, 2014

    Chennai: A representation has been made to the Tamil Nadu government to cover heart transplant surgeries in its Chief Minister's Insurance Scheme to benefit the common man, a top doctor said on Friday. Dr KR Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Malar Hospital, said a representation has been made to the government...
  • Bangladesh MP Naasim Usman dies of heart attack in Mussoorie April 30, 2014

    A Bangladesh MP died after suffering a heart attack at the tourist resort of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. Naasim Usman, who was the sitting MP from Narayanganj in Bangladesh, suffered a heart attack past midnight. He was rushed to the Max Hospital Dehradun where he was declared dead early this...
  • 'Heart, Mind and Wallet' review: It curates the best of successful Indian ad campaigns April 21, 2014

    Did you know that pillows too come with an expiry date? You might know about it, but I must confess that I was completely ignorant of it until I read Ankur Astha's 'Heart, Mind and Wallet.' This is one of the many interesting case studies referred to in the book,...
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a household name in Kerala April 18, 2014

    Thiruvanantapuram: Though living far away from Latin America, for Malayalis, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a favourite a novelst as any great writer ever written in their own language. Almost every work of Marquez, who died in Mexico City today, has been translated into Malayalam and sold like hot cakes since late...
  • NASA spots volcanic 'heart' on Mars April 13, 2014

    After the discovery of 'Australia' by NASA's Curiosity Rover, scientists have now located a heart shape on Tharsis Bulge, a region home to some of the Red planet's biggest ancient volcanoes. Formed most likely through volcanic activity, the heart shape was spotted by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera aboard...
  • Scientists attempt to build a human heart with a 3D printer April 12, 2014

    Louisville: It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3D printer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells that could be transplanted. It is an ambitious project to first, make a heart and then get...