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Health 09 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Treating heart failure

Perhaps the most important medicine for various types of heart failure is the class of drugs known as diuretics, which are otherwise known as water pills. The most widely used diuretic is frusemide (American furosemide, most commonly known as lasix), but others also used are bumetanide, spironolactone, amiloride, tiramterene, chlothalidone, hydrochlorothiazide, and so on.

Health 30 May 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Leaf it to fish

WHAT if a heart attack does not have to mean death? After all, we fear a heart attack because many of us feel that in most cases, it means death. Indeed, it can occur so suddenly that it is called 'sudden death'.

Health 24 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Do you have thyroid disease?

International Thyroid Awareness Week falls on May 25-31 and aims to increase awareness of thyroid diseases.

Lifestyle 24 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

O for the open sound!

A-RAMBLING through words in the English language, I chanced upon one notable feature. Of all the speech sounds, the open sound - a terminal syllable with a vowel-sound not closed by a consonant-sound - is a pleasingly fluid one, in prose, verse, and song.

Health 18 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Kids who drink too much energy drinks!

Medical experts demand energy drink makers stop marketing to children.

World 07 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Deportation looms for tech guru McAfee after heart drama

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Software guru John McAfee, fighting deportation to Belize, was rushed to a hospital in Guatemala on Thursday shortly after his asylum request was rejected, but a suspected heart attack turned out to be stress in a fresh twist to the saga.

World 06 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Software guru McAfee did not have heart attack - lawyer

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Software pioneer John McAfee did not have a heart attack in Guatemala as originally thought, but is suffering from stress and hypertension, his lawyer Telesforo Guerra said on Thursday.

Other Sport 03 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Australian promises whole-hearted effort

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Helen Jenkins will start the Olympic women's triathlon on Saturday as favourite but Australian Erin Densham is confident she can cause an upset following an extraordinary recovery from serious illness.

Other Sport 04 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Australian Densham ready to stop hosts in triathlon

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Erin Densham is determined to prevent Britain dominating the triathlon at the Olympics by showing the spirit that saw her recover from cardiac surgery in 2009 for a life-threatening condition.

World 26 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Q+A - Key facts about cardiac arrest

(Reuters) - A coroner in Los Angeles has confirmed that pop music legend Michael Jackson died on Thursday after arriving at a hospital in full cardiac arrest.