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NEWS Too much meat raises heart failure risk—if you’re a woman

November 23rd 2016

Men and women really are different—especially when it comes to eating meat. Women who eat a lot of meat are more likely than men to suffer heart failure, and vegetable protein is a much healthier option for them, new research has discovered.

NEWS Red wine could be good for asthma—and even depression

October 5th 2016 /

Some good news about red wine this week: it could be an effective alternative to antibiotics for treating diseases of the upper respiratory tract and lungs, such as bronchitis, asthma, middle ear infections and lung diseases—and, used carefully, it could also be a way of defeating depression.

NEWS Digoxin heart drug increases death risk by 30 per cent

May 7th 2015 /

Digoxin, the heart failure drug that's been used in medicine in some form for more than 200 years, increases the risk of death by nearly 30 per cent

NEWS Century-old heart drug is a killer

November 24th 2014

Digoxin is a drug that's been used for more than a century to control the heart rate in people with atrial fibrillation (irregular/fast heartbeat)-but researchers have discovered only this week that it can be a killer.

NEWS New blood thinner could be a killer

July 29th 2014

A top-selling blood thinner could be a killer-and there are concerns about the way the drug was approved and its safety monitored

NEWS Two common drugs for irregular heartbeat are killers

December 3rd 2012 /

Two of the most common drugs for atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, could be killers, new research has discovered this week

NEWS Most heart patients shouldn't be taking warfarin

January 5th 2011

Warfarin, the blood-thinning drug, is standard treatment for people with atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes abnormal heart rhythms - but it could be doing more harm than good

NEWS Wonder drug Multaq isn't so wonderful after all

April 7th 2010 /

A great new 'wonder drug' for heart flutter is nothing of the sort

NEWS Heart Disease: Drug family is unsuspected cause in 3 per cent of cases

May 22nd 2008 /

Up to 3 per cent of postmenopausal women could be suffering from life-threatening atrial fibrillation (AF) that's been caused by a drug they are taking

NEWS Heart Rate: Surprise, surprise, it goes up when you're on a rollercoaster

August 16th 2007

It's taken a team of five eminent scientists to tell us what we would never have imagined - the hairy, scary rollercoaster rides at funfairs make the heart beat faster

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