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Patients Well With or Without Heart-Lung Machine after by pass surgery

Patients Well With or Without Heart-Lung Machine after by pass surgery

Patients having so-called “off-pump” (no heart-lung machine) bypass procedures fared equally well as those who got the “on-pump” version, even if they were very sick or elderly, the trio of studies found. On the other hand, patients who had bypass with the aid of a heart-lung machine also had no evidence of a higher risk […]

March 12, 2013 | By More
Better medicines to safely help heart patients

Better medicines to safely help heart patients

Monday, March 11 (HealthDay News) — In the search for better medicines to safely help heart patients, clinical trials testing three new drugs appear to offer some promise. Two of the drugs, cangrelor and inclacumab, might improve outcomes for patients undergoing cardiac interventions such as angioplasty or stenting, while a third drug, Inspra, seems to […]

March 11, 2013 | By More
Risk of Heart Attack in HIV positive people

Risk of Heart Attack in HIV positive people

MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) — People living with HIV may face a greater chance of suffering a heart attack, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at data on more than 82,000 U.S. veterans, and found that there were 871 heart attacks in this group over a median follow-up of 5.9 years. The investigators also […]

March 11, 2013 | By More
Natural beauty & nutritional advice

Natural beauty & nutritional advice

My new-found food philosophy hasn’t yet found its way into my beauty cabinet. Twice a day, I perform my daily ritual of applying at least ten different beauty products – from shampoo to SPF – and each product contains at least 20 ingredients that I can’t even pronounce, let alone understand what it is or […]

March 11, 2013 | By More
A cancer that is curable and many don’t know about it

A cancer that is curable and many don’t know about it

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in Abu Dhabi, affecting primarily the male population, yet there is very little awareness about the disease and its prevention. A survey carried out by the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD), from December 2011 to February 2012, showed that a large number of the respondents know nothing about […]

March 10, 2013 | By More
First 90 minutes after start of chest pain important

First 90 minutes after start of chest pain important

A heart attack is the effect of an artery which is completely blocked or significantly narrowed by a clot forming in one of the coronary artery supplying the heart, explains Dr Abdul Rehman, Interventional Cardiologist, Zulekha Hospital, Dubai. “The clot interrupts blood flow to the heart muscles, so an area of heart muscle is deprived […]

March 9, 2013 | By More
Top 10 motivational tips for fitness

Top 10 motivational tips for fitness

Missing one evening’s training could start the slide back to the couch instead of going out running, swimming or whatever activity you had planned. Here’s some top tips to keep you motivated for exercise so nothing stands in your way. 1. Set goals for your fitness training and be specific The more specific, the better. […]

March 8, 2013 | By More
India rejects Bayer plea against cheap cancer drug

India rejects Bayer plea against cheap cancer drug

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s patent appeals office has rejected Bayer AG’s plea to stop the production of a cheaper generic version of a patented cancer drug in a ruling that health groups say is an important precedent for getting inexpensive lifesaving medicines to the poor. Last year, India’s patent office allowed local drug manufacturer […]

March 8, 2013 | By More
Eat healthy, exercise to score well in exams

Eat healthy, exercise to score well in exams

Overworked and stressed-out school students, burning the midnight oil to pass the board exams with flying colours, can benefit from these simple tips to enhance their performance – eat healthy and do light exercises. According to nutrition experts and dieticians, consuming fresh seasonal fruits and vegetable salads and breathing exercises while studying can go a […]

March 8, 2013 | By More
Fight tobacco marketing, boost vaccinations to curb cancer

Fight tobacco marketing, boost vaccinations to curb cancer

Fighting the tobacco industry’s tactics in the world’s poorest countries and ensuring the best vaccines get to those most in need are key to cutting the number of cancer deaths worldwide, according to a report by specialists in the disease. Experts reporting from a meeting of cancer organisations across the world said smoking and other […]

March 7, 2013 | By More