Sudden Cardiac Death results from abrupt loss of heart function CAUSES Ventricular fibrillation | It is caused when heart is unable to pump blood due to short-circuiting in the lower chamber Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia | A condition in which heart muscles are weak Ventricular tachycardia | It is a condition in which heart rhythm becomes very fast Hypertrophy cardiomyopathy | A condition in which heart muscles are very thick PRECAUTIONS Children should be carefully screened for any cardiac defects


The Delhi High Court has criticized the government for undue delay in providing alternate plots to citizens whose land was acquired for planned development of the Capital and said that it is the duty of the government to arrange for plots at moderate prices.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is now planning to launch a vigorous campaign for the rounding up of stray cattle and removal of illegal diaries to meet the Delhi High Court deadline. The MCD has written to the Home ministry and asked for a police force comprising 130 police personnel on a permanent basis till August 31, 2008.

Even as officials were busy working out a slew of measures to make the

The UPA government has dropped attempts to strengthen the anti-Sati law, more than 20 years after it was first enacted. This comes at a time when the women's reservation bill has been relegated to the backburner. The amendments to the Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987, had met with resistance in the Cabinet over some clauses. The proposed law was expected to increase prison terms for those committing as well as glorifying the practice while holding the entire community responsible for the act.

The BRT corridor has gone bust. Yes, that's the resounding message from two days of chaotic trials on the Ambedkar Nagar-Moolchand stretch. What else can explain the decision of a panicky government to let in taxis and autos into the corridor dedicated to buses! If the BRT architects are willing to jettison lane segregation, then the corridor

World's breadbasket faces food crisis Food Shortages, An Unthinkable Phenomenon In US, Have Hit Many Parts Of The Country Mountain View (California): Many parts of America, long considered the breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon: food rationing. Major retailers in New York, in areas of New England, and on the West Coast are limiting purchases of flour, rice, and cooking oil as demand outstrips supply. There are also anecdotal reports that some consumers are hoarding grain stocks, the New York Sun reported on Monday.

Washington: Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has been thinking a lot about the cosmic question, "Are we alone?' The answer is probably not, he says. If there is life elsewhere in the universe, Hawking asks why haven't we stumbled onto some alien broadcasts in space, maybe something like "alien quiz shows?' Hawking's comments were part of a lecture at George Washington University on Monday in honor of Nasa's 50th anniversary. He theorized that there are possible answers to whether there is extraterrestrial life.

FDA Officials Say They Have Found A Clear Link Between Tainted Heparin And 81 Deaths In US Gardiner Harris Washington: A contaminated blood thinner from China has been found in drug supplies in 11 countries, and federal officials said Monday they had discovered a clear link between the contaminant and severe reactions now associated with 81 deaths in the United States.