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Bill Gates regains world's richest man title: Forbes

New York, Mar 4: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has regained the title of the world's richest man in the Forbes magazine's annual billionaire list that includes 56 India based billionaires led by RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani.

Gates is back at the top spot after a four-year hiatus, reclaiming the title of world's richest person...

Women at higher risk of heart attacks than men

Washington, Feb 24: A new study has revealed that there are some significant differences between men's and women's hearts, and these differences may put women at a much higher risk for heart woes than their male counterparts.

The research by Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, director of the Office of Research on Women's Health at...

78000 infants die of congenital heart disease in India every year: Doctors

Feb 10: According to a report by leading experts, it has been revealed that about 78,000 infants born with congenital heart disease in India die every year because of inadequate health care facilities.

In a medical camp,Dr Murtaza Chisti, Chief Cardiac Surgeon of the Mahatma Gandhi Cardiac and Critical Care Centre told that "Every...

Indian-origin doctor in US implants first leadless pacemaker inside patient's heart

New York, Feb 9: An Indian-origin doctor in the US has implanted the first miniature-sized, leadless cardiac pacemaker directly inside a patient's heart without surgery.

The leads-free pacemaker is implanted directly inside the heart during a catheter-guided procedure through the groin via the femoral artery.

The device implanted by Vivek Reddy...

High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Could Mean Heart Trouble in Middle Age

Feb 5: Twenty-somethings with even mildly elevated blood pressure may face an increased risk of clogged heart arteries by middle age, a long-term U.S. study finds.

The study, which tracked nearly 4,700 people, found that even "pre-hypertension" in young adulthood was linked to a higher risk of calcium buildup in the heart arteries 25...

3 simple exercises for a flat tummy

Want that enviable washboard ab? Practicing these moves regularly will help you

Don't want to end up injured or exhausted? Don't overdo things on the workout front. Instead, aim for a brisk 20-minute walk every day to burn fat, plus do the following exercises to help tone your abdominal muscles.


Fad diets can work, but experts find no magic slimming bullet

Resolutions to lose weight are often made in January yet almost as frequently abandoned as heavy hopefuls find diets that demand fasting, virtually no carbs or liquid food shakes notoriously hard to stick to. But even "fad" diets can lead to a slimmer, lighter New Year for those whose resolve remains robust, according to doctors and nutritionists analysing...


Five secrets for quitting smoking in 2014

Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in 2014. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association (ALA) offers five tips to help you along the way:

1. Learn from past experiences. Most smokers have tried to quit in the past...

Early detection key to defeating breast cancer, say experts

Jeddah, Dec 30: The Pakistan Welfare Society (PWS) organized a women’s health awareness program on Saturday with the aim of enlightening the people about health issues.

The program comprised a panel of four female doctors — Dr. Rabia Khatoon, family consultant at King Fahd Hospital; Dr. Nilofar Azra, gynecologist and obstetrician; Dr. Farzana Iqbal, gynecologist...

4 Keys to Building Muscle Fast

Dec 25: There’s a reason why you’re spending countless hours in the gym but still looking scrawny and not brawny: muscle mass isn’t built solely in the weight room. In fact, what you’re doing at the kitchen table–and even in the bedroom—may be more important for gaining muscle mass than what you’re lifting. (Of course what you’re...