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NEWS Painkillers triple risk of heart attack when you have a cold

February 8th 2017 /

If you’ve got a cold or flu, don’t take one of the common painkillers like aspirin or ibuprofen. The drugs increase the risk of a heart attack while you’ll snuffling.

FEATURE Chemo’s early victims

January 2017 (Vol. 27 Issue 10) /

Around 8 per cent of cancer patients are dying within 15 days of starting treatment, a startling new study has discovered

NEWS Indigestion tablets nearly double the risk of stroke (so add that to heart attack, kidney disease and dementia)

November 30th 2016 /

Common heartburn medications you can buy at the pharmacy increase the chances of a stroke. The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, have already been found to raise the risk of a heart attack, kidney disease and dementia.

FEATURE The latest detox for chemicals and heavy metals

November 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 8) /

Medical innovators have discovered the power of a natural ‘clean’ fat to replace our body’s ‘dirty fats’ filled with environmental pollutants and heavy metals. Cate Montana investigates.

FEATURE New dangers of The Pill

October 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 7) /

A half-century on, the birth-control pill is still plagued by a host of nasty and sometimes deadly side-effects. Celeste McGovern finds a growing movement of defiant young women who are turning to natural alternatives.

NEWS Med diet twice as effective as a statin in keeping heart patients alive

September 7th 2016 /

If you’ve got a heart condition, you’re twice as likely to stay alive by eating a Mediterranean diet—rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and oils—than taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.

FEATURE Painkillers: the 14-day time bomb

September 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 6) /

Although these over-the-counter and prescription pills are the modern standby for every ache and pain, what Big Pharma hasn’t told you about the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could just kill you, as Celeste McGovern discovers

NEWS Fat or thin: it doesn’t make any difference when it comes to a heart attack

August 8th 2016

It doesn’t seem to matter if you’re fat or thin: your chances of a heart attack—and possibly dying from it—are about the same. But being overweight or obese does increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a study of identical twins has discovered.

NEWS Taking painkillers for just 14 days increases heart attack risk

July 13th 2016

People taking an over-the-counter painkiller for even a few weeks are increasing their risk of heart attack and stroke—and they need to think twice before taking the medication at all, America’s drug regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned in a new, stronger alert.

NEWS Omega-3s protect against a fatal heart attack

June 29th 2016 /

People with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids—either from fish or supplements—are less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack. Strangely, the fish oils don’t prevent a heart attack; they just increase your chances—by 10 per cent—that you won’t die from it.

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