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NEWS NSAID painkillers raise risk of heart failure—especially if you’re elderly

October 3rd 2016 /

Following on from the alert that codeine can be fatal in the under-18s, new research has discovered that other painkillers—the NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs), which include ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac—increase the risk of heart failure.

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

FEATURE Space age healing in your pocket

August 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 5)

This handheld device, created by the Soviets to heal cosmonauts while in space, is creating a revolution in pain treatment here on Earth. Cate Montana investigates

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.

FEATURE Beating heart disease without statins

March 2016 (Vol. 26 Issue 12) /

Your doctor still maintains that heart disease comes down to a high-fat diet, but the latest evidence shows that nine other culprits are the likely cause, says WDDTY in our latest book.

NEWS Beetroot juice good for your blood pressure, even if you’ve suffered heart failure

February 29th 2016 /

A glass of beetroot juice every day improves your blood pressure—even if you’re elderly and you’ve already suffered heart failure. The juice, rich in inorganic nitrates, also improves your endurance for aerobic exercise.

NEWS Fructose in drinks and ready-meals can lead to heart failure

June 23rd 2015

Fructose-often used as a 'healthier' alternative sweetener in fruit juices and drinks-can trigger uncontrolled growth of the heart, leading to heart failure, new research has found

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 Coenzyme Q10 reduces deaths in heart failure patients

April 28th 2015

People who've suffered heart failure dramatically reduce their chances of dying or suffering more heart problems if they supplement with coenzyme Q10, a major new study has found

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