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Gel lowers blood clot risk for breast cancer patients

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 13:16

A gel form of a popular drug taken orally to prevent breast cancer has brought cheers for such patients as this can reduce the growth of cancer cells with minimum side effects. Tamoxifen is an oral drug that is used for breast cancer prevention and as therapy for non-invasive breast cancer and invasive cancer.

Dr Reddy's to launch anti-blood clot drug in Canada

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 17:41

Country's largest drug maker Dr Reddy's Laboratories is set to take its complex generic drug Fondaparinux sodium injection to Canada and two other emerging markets.

Argentine leader`s brain `satisfactory`: Doctors

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 11:15

A computer scan of the Argentine President`s brain shows "satisfactory" results from surgery to remove a blood clot from inside her skull.

President Cristina Kirchner blood clot surgery a success: Argentina

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 08:48

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was recovering in hospital after successful surgery to remove a blood clot on her brain, officials said.

What should we do in case of a heart attack?

Last Updated: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 16:27

Heart attack is the most catastrophic presentation of a heart disease. If not treated effectively it has a mortality of up to 25 per cent. A heart attack happens when blood supply to this vital organ gets blocked. It can be a silent disease and can cause of sudden death with increasing age in both man and woman.

Heavy D’s death caused by blood clot in his lung

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 13:13

Rapper Heavy D, who collapsed and died suddenly on Nov. 8, had fallen victim to a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in his lung – among other ailments, according to a report released by a coroner’s officer.

Women who sit for long periods ‘at high risk of developing lung blood clots’

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 05, 2011, 12:07

A study has found that women who sit for long periods everyday are two to three times more likely to develop a life-threatening blood clot in their lungs than more active women.

New contraceptive pills ‘likelier to double blood clot risk’

Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011, 15:09

A U.S. study has found that newer brands of contraceptive pill may increase more than double the risk of dangerous blood clots compared with older types.

Aged Saudi ruler to fly to US over blood clot

Last Updated: Sunday, November 21, 2010, 13:57

The development would renew questions about succession in oil-rich kingdom.