Lettuce Possible Culprit Behind E. coli Outbreak

Lettuce Possible Culprit Behind E. coli OutbreakAccording to regional health authorities, the recent E.Coli outbreak in southwestern Ontario, which has seen a rising number of people (130) falling victim to it, could be put down to a produce supplier who unknowingly distributed contaminated produce in the commercial market.
 

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High Blood Fat Levels Linked to Risk of Common Stroke

A report published in the Journal of American Medical Association reveals a 31-year Danish study carried out on 14,000 men and women has linked higher blood fat levels called triglycerides to increased risk of ischemic stroke, which is the most common kind of stroke that occurs when a clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain.
 

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Inadequate Sleep Puts You at Risk of Heart Attacks

Inadequate Sleep Puts You at Risk of Heart AttacksA new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveals adults with high blood pressure; were at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, if they did not get the standard 7.5-hours of sleep each night.
 

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Five week old the first one to undergo hybrid heart surgery

Hybrid Heart SurgeryAyden Gendreau, a five week old baby, has become the first one in Iowa to undergo hybrid heart surgery. He has tiny piece of nickel and titanium in his heart that is acting as a life-saver for him.

The rare and complicated surgery was performed by the doctors at Children's Hospital of Iowa. The aim was to repair his arteries and plug a 6-millimeter hole between chambers of his heart.

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Avapro as good as other medicines in treating heart failure patients

AvaproAccording to a recent research, Avapro, sold by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Sanofi-Aventis, was as good as other medicines used in treating a type of heart failure that primarily affects women and the elderly.

It was thought that the medicine would reduce the rate of deaths and severe heart problems better than other drugs available in the market.

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World’s first ovary transplant baby to see the light of world this week

Ovary TransplantA 38 year old woman declared to be sterile at 15 years of age, will give birth to a baby this week. She received an ovary transplant from her twin sister. This would be the first ovary transplant baby in the world.

The surgery has given hope to more than 100,000 British women who suffer an early menopause. It is also a ray of hope for those women who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer.

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Government doctors threaten to intensify stir

KarnatakaMedical services in all government hospitals of Karnataka, with the exception of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, could be on strike from Wednesday. About 6,000 government doctors, recruited by the department of health and family welfare have threatened to intensify their two-day strike.

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Privacy row over putting Dutch medical charts on file

Dutch Health Minister Ab KlinkAmsterdam - If Dutch health minister Ab Klink has his way, the medical charts of all Dutch nationals will be stored in a single national database as of January 1.

From that day onwards, the family doctor can read what the neurologist has written down about his patient, while the neurologist can study his patient's medical history as registered by his family doctor.

Samaritan HIV+ ladies making difference to children’s lives in Jaipur

JaipurJaipur, Nov. 12 : Two HIV affected women despite being treated by their kith and kin as outcasts due to their disease have responded to the society in an inspirational manner. They have set up an orphanage for HIV afflicted kids in a colony for last two years here.

The kids, two girls and six boys between the age of 6-12, have been disowned by their respective parents and family elders.

Rotten egg gas reduces death risk from heart failure

Rotten egg gas reduces death risk from heart failureWashington, Nov 12: A new study on mice, by scientists at Emory University School of Medicine, has suggested that hydrogen sulphide may help treat humans with heart failure.

In the study, the researchers found that at low concentrations, the toxic gas hydrogen sulphide protects the hearts of mice from heart failure.

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