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NEWSOlder women lose more weight—and keep it off—on a Paleo diet

January 24th 2018 in Diabetes

The Paleo diet—which focuses on unsaturated fats and low-GI carbs—is the best one for older wome...

NEWSLink between gum disease and some cancers proven by researchers

January 22nd 2018

It's already been established that there's a connection between bad gum disease—known as periodont...

NEWSHot stuff! A sauna lowers blood pressure, and your Alzheimer's risk

January 11th 2018 in Diseases

Taking a sauna for 30 minutes can have a big effect on your health. It reduces blood pressure, and it also lowers your chances of heart problems and heart attack, and even Alzheim...

NEWSSerious side effects force a third of diabetics to quit common drug

December 28th 2017 in Diabetes, Diseases

The side effects of the world's most commonly-prescribed diabetes drug are so severe that around a t...

NEWSIf you're over 65, start taking vitamins

December 20th 2017

The over-65s should start taking vitamin supplements every day, say researchers who have discovered ...

NEWSCheers! A few mugs of green tea every day reduce your chances of dementia

December 13th 2017

Drinking plenty of green tea every day—ideally two or more cups—reduces the risk of cognitive de...

NEWSCommon blood pressure drugs raise skin cancer risk seven-fold

December 8th 2017 in Drugs

Some of the world's most common drugs for high blood pressure (hypertension) 'significantly' increase the risk of skin cancer, new research has dis...

NEWSWhy breakfast is the most important meal of the day

December 1st 2017 in Diabetes

It's been said often enough, and it's true: breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. ...

NEWS30 million Americans suddenly have high blood pressure as threshold shifts overnight

November 15th 2017

Around half of all adults have blood pressure levels that have suddenly become dangerously high overnight, at least according to me...

NEWSFats cause heart disease—but it's the ones from our gums, not our food

November 6th 2017

Medicine has been quietly tip-toeing away from the cholesterol theory of heart disease that fats fro...


FEATUREHeart disease

April 2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) in Special Reports

Heart patients can dramatically reduce their blood pressure levels simply by meditating


April 2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) in Diabetes, Drugs, Special Reports

Beta-blockers and diuretics-both designed to lower blood pressure-can increase the risk of diabetes, accord-ing to a new study

FEATUREDiseases of the heart

June 2007 (Vol. 18 Issue 3) in Diseases, How to beat...

Heart disease remains the biggest killer in the West

FEATUREA human guinea pig

April 2006 (Vol. 17 Issue 1)

My other worry about this treatment was the cost

FEATUREThe cholesterol non-connection

February 2006 (Vol. 16 Issue 11)

It's likely that cholesterol, produced in our cells, is a natural reparative substance that heals blood vessels damaged by modern 'poisons' such as processed foods

FEATUREHypotension, or low blood pressure

August 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 5)

Q I have read a lot about hypertension, but not much about hypotension, which my friend suffers from

FEATURERegular blood tests for ritalin children

March 2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 12)

...k which UK GPs prescribe from, also warns that children given Ritalin should also have regular blood tests, as the drug can damage bone marrow and cause blood disorders

FEATURESo you think you need . . . a blood transfusion

November 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 8) with your doctor whether he will accept a lower 'transfusion trigger' of haemoglobin in the blood

FEATURESo you think you need . . . a blood transfusion

November 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 8) in Drugs

* Opt for autologous blood deposit and transfusion

FEATUREAspirin and paracetamol: i can't live without them

September 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 6)

You write that doctors push aspirin because it thins the blood, thereby reducing the risk of blood clots

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