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Taking omega-3 fatty acids after a stroke could help repair any damage to the brain, a new study suggests.
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.
Eating salt is bad for our heart, right? Wrong. Despite all the public health warnings, the very reverse seems to be true—salt could prevent a heart attack and stroke. Only people with high blood pressure (hypertension) need to mind their salt intake, say researchers.
Women who drink beer once or twice a week are 30 per cent less likely to suffer a heart attack, a new study has found
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
Psychiatric drugs for insomnia, depression and anxiety are the third major killer in the West after heart disease and cancer, a major new review has concluded
Doctors are told to prescribe a cholesterol-lowering statin to anyone who they believe has at least a 10 per cent chance of suffering a stroke during the next 10 years, according to new and tougher guidelines-but instead they should be telling the patient to eat a healthy, Mediterranean diet, a leading heart specialist says