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Diet sodas raise risk of dementia, stroke: study

ISLAMABAD: People who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who drink one less than once a week. According to doctors, diet drinks are not a healthy alternative to sugary drinks and suggests that people need to limit both, Health News reported. The findings do not…

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April 21, 2017


Russia’s UN envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York

MOSCOW: Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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February 21, 2017


Heart attack risk rises in winter, dips in summer

ISLAMABAD: The risk of getting a heart attack is highest in winter and lowest in summer, according to latest research based on analysis of more than 100,000 patients in seven European countries.

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February 18, 2017


‘Star War’ actress Carrie Fisher suffers mid-air heart attack

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Carrie Fisher was fighting for her life Friday after suffering a massive heart attack on a jetliner, emergency workers and witnesses said.

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December 24, 2016


Screening infants could prevent early heart attacks: study

MIAMI: Screening young children for high cholesterol at the same time as they receive routine vaccinations could prevent hundreds of heart attacks in young adults each year, researchers in Britain said Wednesday. Their study in the New England Journal of Medicine aimed to uncover a silent killer in young adults known as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH),…

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October 27, 2016


Delayed treatment can worsen heart attack impact

ISLAMABAD: The delay of patients in recognising heart-attack symptoms and seeking the treatment later may increase the damage to heart, warns a new study. The researchers in this study compared the impact of the time from heart attack symptom onset-to-balloon and door-to-balloon on heart muscle function. “The decrease in median door-to-balloon time in recent years…

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July 22, 2016


Governor Sindh Ebad hospitalized

Sindh governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad was admitted to a local hospital in Karachi after he felt heart trouble. He underwent angiography operation today. Several figures including Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah visited him today to inquire after him. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif also phoned him. Meantime, DG Rangers and Corps Commander…

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July 15, 2016


Thailand warns fans of Euro 2016 heart attack threat

BANGKOK: Thailand’s health authorities have urged football fans to avoid getting overly excited while watching Euro 2016 lest those heart-stopping moments literally prove fatal. The Public Halth Ministry published advice calling on fans to ward off heart attacks by making sure they get enough rest and avoid long binges of football-fuelled excitement. “The ministry would…

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June 14, 2016


MQM worker suffers heart attack in Rangers custody

KARACHI: A worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday underwent heart treatment after suffering a serious heart attack during Rangers custody in Karachi, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, MQM’s Farhan Shabbir, who is in Rangers detention since being arrested on March 11, 2015, suffered cardiac arrest yesterday. Also watch: Rangers arrest MQM’s ex-minister…

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May 15, 2016


Genetically high cholesterol may be more common than thought

MIAMI: People who are born with genetically high cholesterol may be about twice as common in the United States as previously believed, according to new research published on Monday. About one in 250 adults likely have this type of high cholesterol, which may require aggressive management to avoid the risk of heart attack, said the…

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March 15, 2016


PM prays for speedy recovery of Hurriyat leader Geelani

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, on behalf of the people of Pakistan as well as on his own behalf, has prayed for full and speedy recovery of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who suffered a heart attack in New Delhi on Thursday morning. In a message, the Prime Minister said, “Syed Geelani’s indefatigable…

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March 11, 2016


Treat ‘normal’ blood pressure to save lives

PARIS: Millions of lives could be saved by giving blood pressure-lowering drugs to people at risk of heart attack and stroke, even if they have normal pressure, researchers said Thursday. Based on an analysis of 123 medical trials involving more than 600,000 people over two decades, the team called for an urgent review of existing…

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December 24, 2015


Dr. Asim suffers heart attack in Rangers custody

KARACHI: Former federal minister Dr. Asim Hussain, who is in 90-day preventive detention of Rangers, was shifted to hospital late night after suffering a minor heart attack. He is said to be stable, Samaa reported Tuesday. According to Samaa correspondent, Dr. Asim suffered a minor heart attack late on Monday, after which he was moved…

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September 22, 2015


Son of Dubai ruler passes away at 34

DUBAI: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, eldest son of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and ruler of Dubai, died of a heart attack at age 34 on Saturday. “We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return,” the Dubai Ruler Court said…

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September 19, 2015


Study links heartburn drugs to higher heart attack risk

MIAMIL Popular over-the-counter antacids for treating heartburn, like Prilosec, are linked to a 20 percent higher risk of heart attack, researchers said. The study in the journal PLOS ONE was based on a large data-mining study of nearly three million health records, and was carried out by scientists at Stanford University. The study looked at…

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June 11, 2015


Divorce tied to increased heart attack risk

NEW YORK: Women who have been divorced once, or men who have been divorced at least twice, are more likely to have a heart attack than people who get and stay married, according to a new study. “The negative health consequences of divorce have been known for some time,” said lead author Matthew E. Dupre…

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April 14, 2015


Pneumonia patients face high risk of heart attack

ISLAMABAD: People hospitalized for pneumonia are at a higher risk of suffering from heart attack or stroke in the weeks and months following treatment, a recent study shows. “Patients are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease in the weeks, months, and years following their recovery from this infection,” said the study's lead author, Vicente Corrales-Medina,…

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January 21, 2015

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