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Indian-origin Harnish Patel’s widow pleads for ‘selflessness and love’ to honour his memory

Harnish Patel, who immigrated to the US in 2003, ran a convenience store

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New York, March 11, 2017: The widow of Harnish Patel, an Indian-origin businessman who was shot dead outside his home in South Carolina, has made a plea for “selflessness and love” to honour his memory.

“To honour the memory of Harnish, please continue to demonstrate selflessness and love to one another each and every day,” Sonal Patel said in a statement on Thursday to the local daily, Lancaster News.

Harnish Patel’s brother, Nirav said that Sonal was staying strong and focused getting her and her son’s lives back to as normal as possible, the daily reported.

Harnish Patel, who immigrated to the US in 2003, ran a convenience store. He was shot on March 2 when he reached his house in Lancaster, South Carolina, after closing the store.

As for the motive behind his killing, Nirav Patel told the Lancaster News: “We just don’t know. Nobody knows yet.”

The family was “very good friends with the law enforcement community, and they trust them completely. Right now, we’re just letting them do their job,” he added.

Meanwhile, Doug Barfield, a lawyer for the sheriff’s office, told the daily that a full team of investigators were working on the case with the help of state law enforcement agents.

Many people were interviewed but no arrests so far. (IANS)

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Heart Failure Patients with Better Fitness Likely to have Less Cognitive Impairment

"The message for the patients with heart failure is to do exercises," said study author Ercole Vellone, Professor at University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

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For people without heart disease, taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes may increase the risk of severe brain bleeding. Pixabay

Heart patients who exercise regularly and have better fitness are likely to have less cognitive impairment, says a study. Fitter patients have better memory, it adds. “The message for the patients with heart failure is to do exercises,” said study author Ercole Vellone, Professor at University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

The study analysed data from over 600 male patients, aged 67-71 years, with heart failure from six countries. During the research, the “Montreal Cognitive Assessment” test was used to measure cognitive function and exercise capacity was measured with a six-minute walk test. The results showed the younger and better educated heart failure patients with better fitness were significantly less likely to have cognitive impairment.

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The results showed the younger and better educated heart failure patients with better fitness were significantly less likely to have cognitive impairment. Pixabay

Two-thirds of the patients with heart failure had cognitive problems, showed the study, presented at the EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), held in Milan, Italy, from May 2 to May 4.

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According to the study, cognitive dysfunction is a common problem in the patients with heart failure with 67 per cent reporting at least mild impairment. “There is a misconception that patients with heart failure should not exercise. That is clearly not the case,” Vellone said.

“Find an activity you enjoy and which you can do regularly. It could be walking, swimming or any other activities. There is good evidence that it will improve your health and memory, and make you feel better,” Vellone said. (IANS)