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NYC hairdresser tests negative for Ebola

New York City - A hairdresser who died after returning from West Africa, one of the Ebola-stricken nations, tested negative for the virus Wednesday, according to health officials.

Gut bacteria by-products can trigger heart failure

A chemical produced by intestinal bacteria has been linked to heart failure, according to a new study. The chemical and heart risk link has been established previously, but the association with bacteria is new.

Pneumonia-causing bacteria can pose heart risks

Austin - According to a new study, older adults who are hospitalized for pneumonia are at a higher risk for heart problems. This is because Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria may infiltrate the heart, causing microlesions that can lead to cardiac complications.

Antibiotic clarithromycin and heart attack risk

Copenhagen - The commonly prescribed antibiotic drug clarithromycin has been linked to a heightened cardiac events risk, according to the British Medical Journal's newly-published study.

Chess Olympiad marred by deaths of two players

The 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, ended on a sad note yesterday as one player died mid-game during the final round while another was found dead in his hotel room. Both died of natural causes, according to authorities.

Bacteria are linked to heart attacks and stress

New York - A new study connects the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as a trigger for stroke or heart attack following stress.

Plans to extend statins use should be scrapped, say doctors

As many as 7 million people in the UK use statins regularly to reduce cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart attack or stroke. In February, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence called for their use to be extensively widened.

Model of human heart with cardiovascular disease made

Using organ-on-a-chip technology, researchers have developed a model of functioning human heart tissue with an inherited cardiovascular disease.

Father of sextuplets has heart attack, dies

Holland - Ben Van Houten, the devoted father to Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets, succumbed to a fatal heart attack while playing with his kids last week.

Heart attack care slower for women and men with feminine traits

Findings published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal this week reveal men get quicker care for heart attack than women. The reasons aren't entirely clear, but may have to do with lack of assertiveness in describing heart attack symptoms.

New gene linked to heart attack risk

Detroit - A previously unrecognized gene variation that makes humans have healthier blood lipid levels and reduced risk of heart attacks has been found by researchers.

Tissue engineering helps fix damaged hearts

Engineering new heart tissue in the laboratory that could eventually be implanted into patients could help patients to recover from heart attacks, a new report suggests.

CDC launches low salt campaign

The U.S. CDC has launched a campaign design to encourage people to use less salt with their food. This is part of the Agency’s strategy described as "Preventing Chronic Disease."

Frank Dancevic collapses in 108F heat at Australian Open tennis

Melbourne - The world's top tennis players have criticised organisers of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, for not suspending play during "inhumane" heat conditions.

New attempt to slow down heart disease

Researchers have developed a potential treatment for atherosclerosis that targets a master controller protein, which appears to trigger the process.

Football legend Eusebio dies aged 71

Football legend Eusebio da Silva Ferreira has died from a heart attack aged 71. The famed striker was born in Mozambique in 1942 and during his long and glittered career played 64 times for Portugal scoring 41 goals.

New imaging method can predict heart attack risk

Scientists have created a new imaging technique that could identify which patients are at high risk, according to a study published in the The Lancet.

Rebel group in Congo surrenders after UN force attacks

Kinshasa - After the deployment of the first peace-making force raised by the UN, the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) to aid the Congolese Army, the M23 rebel group, which has kept the North Kivu province in turmoil, has begun to surrender.

British sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro, dies at 89

London - British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 89. Caro was considered by many to be the "greatest sculptor of his generation" and was known for his works using industrial metal.

'Heart Attack': Bollywood romance in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - A tour bus pulled up in front of the local police station in Fuengirola, Spain early this morning. Turns out Bollywood is in town to make a movie - a love story called "Heart Attack".

Device warns patients of heart attack hours before it happens

A new device which can warn a patient of a potential heart attack hours ahead of time, possibly saving a life, is being tested in Arizona.

Heart's own stem cells could help fight heart failure

A research team have highlighted the natural regenerative capacity of a group of stem cells that reside in the heart. This power could be harnessed to help people recover from heart attacks.

Gut microbes could inactivate heart meds

In some people, microorganisms in gut might inactivate a common cardiac drug. This finding could explain why people have different reactions to some medications.

JJ Cale dead at 74 from heart attack

Anyone who enjoyed the laid-back sound of song-writer and musician JJ Cale will be saddened by the news that the artist has died from a heart attack.

Skipping breakfast may increase the chance of heart attacks

Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day. Recent studies reinforce this idea by showing that eating breakfast may lower the chances of having a heart attack.

Sugar overload is dangerous for the heart

Too much sugar in a diet appears to be a trigger for heart problems, according to new research. Certain types of glucose appear to have an adverse effect on heart muscle.

Does owning a pet reduce heart disease risk?

Owning a pet appears to be associated with a lower risk of heart disease, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

Blood protein used to rejuvenate an aging heart

Researchers have demonstrated that a protein found only in the blood of young mice reverses the effects of aging in old mice. The next step is to see if this is possible to achieve with humans.

Gut bacteria can help to predict heart attacks and strokes

A by-product produced by intestinal bacteria has been shown to contribute to heart disease. It can also be used as a screening tool for predicting future risks of heart attack and stroke.

Blueberries and strawberries can cut heart attack risk in women

Blueberries and strawberries are good for maintaining a healthy diet. According to new research, these berries can also cut down the risk rate of heart attacks in women.
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Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story  Heart Attack  arrived in Fuengirola on October 2  2013 fo...
Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story "Heart Attack" arrived in Fuengirola on October 2, 2013 for a 40 day tour - breakfast on location.
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The Fortify VR Cardioverter Defibrillator
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Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story  Heart Attack  arrived in Fuengirola on October 2  2013 fo...
Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story "Heart Attack" arrived in Fuengirola on October 2, 2013 for a 40 day tour.
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Nitin  hero of the Bollywood love story  Heart Attack  currently being filmed in Malaga and the surr...
Nitin, hero of the Bollywood love story, Heart Attack, currently being filmed in Malaga and the surrounding areas of Spain.
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Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story  Heart Attack  arrived in Fuengirola on October 2  2013 fo...
Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story "Heart Attack" arrived in Fuengirola on October 2, 2013 for a 40 day tour.
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A car seat designed by Ford that can allegedly detect a driver going through a heart attack
A car seat designed by Ford that can allegedly detect a driver going through a heart attack
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Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story  Heart Attack  arrived in Fuengirola on October 2  2013 fo...
Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story "Heart Attack" arrived in Fuengirola on October 2, 2013 for a 40 day tour - Puri Jagannadh (right).
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The human heart is a complex organ.
The human heart is a complex organ.
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Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story  Heart Attack  arrived in Fuengirola on October 2  2013 fo...
Cast and crew of the Bollywood love story "Heart Attack" arrived in Fuengirola on October 2, 2013 for a 40 day tour - breakfast on location.
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Actors in the Bollywood love story  Heart Attack  currently being filmed in Malaga and the surroundi...
Actors in the Bollywood love story, Heart Attack, currently being filmed in Malaga and the surrounding areas of Spain.
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Marriage or cohabitation may have benefits for surviving acute coronary syndrome.
Marriage or cohabitation may have benefits for surviving acute coronary syndrome.
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