Stroke

  • Israelis pay last respects to former PM Ariel Sharon ahead of funeral 13-01-2014 08:04 AM

    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...
  • Delhi continues to reel under intense heat 28-05-2013 07:20 PM

    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...
  • How to recognise the symptoms of a deadly stroke 02-12-2011 09:50 AM

    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 30-10-2011 11:17 PM

    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...
  • Bat's saliva to cure stroke victims 04-09-2011 06:41 PM

    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...
  • Help your pets beat the heat 30-05-2011 08:02 AM

    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...
  • Calcium supplements can increase risk of stroke 05-05-2011 08:40 AM

    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...
  • Tips to beat the heat this summer 26-04-2011 09:55 AM

    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...
  • Coffee can cut women's stroke risk: Study 11-03-2011 11:22 AM

    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 11-02-2011 01:57 PM

    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....
  • Fewer die after treatment at stroke centers 26-01-2011 05:29 PM

    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...
  • People with HIV have high stroke risk 20-01-2011 12:49 PM

    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...
  • Analysis shows heart, stroke risk of pain drugs 12-01-2011 10:50 AM

    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...
  • Drinking an extra cup of coffee 'can double stroke risk' 12-12-2010 04:51 PM

    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...
  • Married men are nicer, better behaved 07-12-2010 02:09 PM

    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...
  • Brain strokes strike youth most in India 29-10-2010 10:46 AM

    Here is the story of a young patient who grappled with the disease and came out victorious. ...
  • Cartoonist RK Laxman suffers stroke, hospitalised 30-08-2010 08:10 AM

    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...
  • How to stay cool and beat summer heat 30-05-2010 09:36 PM

    Simple techniques that will help you prevent heat strokes. ...
  • North India reels under heat wave 25-05-2010 11:51 PM

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  • World Stroke Day: Inspirational stories of survivors 29-10-2009 02:21 PM

    It's World Stroke Day - a condition that kills an estimated 2,000 Indians every day. Several lakhs of Indians are stroke survivors, believed to be surviving on preventive medication and physiotherapy. ...
  • Doc Talk: Preventions for heat-related sicknesses 25-05-2009 01:19 PM

    Dr Rommel Tickoo tells us what do to stay well in this season. ...
  • Remedies to beat the sun and tips on astral signs 21-04-2009 04:04 PM

    How to have a great skin despite the sun and heat. ...
  • Match play format vs stroke play format: Golfers debate 02-04-2009 10:36 AM

    Picking a better play format is debate raging on the Indian golf circuit. ...
  • 25 per cent of Stroke patients are young adults 21-08-2008 10:48 AM

    More than 200 people die of stroke everyday in our country. ...