Peppermint oil helps people with non-cardiac chest pain and difficulty swallowing

If you go see a doctor about these symptoms, and there is no evidence of a cardiac cause of the chest pain, you could be diagnosed as having some sort of disorder of the esophagus. Peppermint can help with the difficulty swallowing and non-cardiac chest pain experienced by some patients with disorders of the esophagus, […]

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Late dinner and no breakfast is a ‘killer’ combination, reveals study

That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The study found that people with the two eating habits had a four to five times higher likelihood of death, another heart attack, or angina (chest pain) within 30 days after hospital […]

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What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?

A 57-year-old south Mumbai resident Sundar Chaturvedi (name changed) started feeling breathlessness at 2 am early in the morning. Without wasting time, the family immediately called up the hospital and in night clothes, Chaturvedi was hospitalised in Jaslok Hospital. On diagnosing, it became clear that Chaturvedi had the suffered a severe heart attack. He was immediately put […]

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4 possible symptoms of asthma, here’s what you need to look out for  

Asthma, a chronic lung disease, affects many people around the world. Though there is no cure for the condition, one can manage symptoms to a significant degree with the help of medications and other recommendations. It is important to know about these potential signs so you can have your asthma diagnosed as soon as possible: […]

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Mumbai: JJ Hospital doctors remove 4 kg tumour from Parbhani woman’s chest

Rohini Kamat (name changed) a 55-year-old woman hails from Maharashtra’s Parbhani district. She was affected with recurring chest pain and breathing difficulties since the past few years. She used to feel fatigue while working. She and her husband visited many doctors in Parbhani district but to no avail. They had also performed test upon her […]

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Woman constable helps save man’s life in nick of time

The incident took place on Wednesday, October 10 at around 8:10 a.m. at Kherwadi in Bandra East, Mumbai. A woman police constable named Manisha Vispute, who was on duty spotted a person sitting on the pavement. Manisha and her colleague was on the patrolling duty near Bandra Western-express highway. The person was sweating profusely, looked […]

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Post fixing of ceiling prices, no shortage of coronary stents reported in India

Stents may not be as useful as previously thought of, finds Lancet study

Building on years of evidence, a new study in The Lancet showed that stents were useless for most suffering angina pain. Conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom, the study shows that stents — tiny wire mesh medical devices used to open blockages in blood vessels — do nothing to relieve angina pain. They improve […]

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