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Doctors are ignoring one of the most powerful healing agents around—the patient’s own network of family and friends, a new study has found. Instead of seeing more doctors, patients should be encouraged to interact with their social network in a ‘five-step ladder’ of support.
We’re told to consume less salt to reduce our risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart disease. But there’s another way: instead, we can eat more cheese, and that seems to counter the sodium in our food, a new study has discovered.
Cognitive decline is not an inevitable part of ageing. Your brain can renew itself at any age, as noted psychologist Brant Cortright reports.
Beta-blocker drugs for high blood pressure almost double the chances of a heart attack, and even death-in patients who are undergoing general surgery
Women who take the contraceptive pill-and also smoke, or have high blood pressure or have a history of migraine-run a high risk of having a life-threatening stroke, and should be encouraged to use a different method of birth control
ACE inhibitors-common drugs for treating high blood pressure-can be killers in black patients, researchers have discovered
There are nine risk factors that account for more than 60 per cent of all cases of Alzheimer's disease-and there are three supplements, and one drink, you should have regularly to reduce your chances of ever getting it
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