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The pill increases stroke risk ten-fold in some women image

NEWSThe pill increases stroke risk ten-fold in some women

March 7th 2018

Why is it that many more women than men suffer a stroke? One factor is the contraceptive pill, which doubles the stroke risk in women who suffer from...

High doses of vitamin D are reducing artery hardness in just four months image

NEWSHigh doses of vitamin D are reducing artery hardness in just four months

January 8th 2018

Hardening of the arteries—one of the signs of heart disease—can be improved in just four months ...

Cheese doesn't cause heart disease—it prevents it image

NEWSCheese doesn't cause heart disease—it prevents it

December 7th 2017

...ttle piece of cheese every day lowers your chances of ever getting the disease or suffering a stroke.

Benzos increase death risk by 40 per cent in patients image

NEWSBenzos increase death risk by 40 per cent in patients

November 24th 2017 in Drugs

Benziodiazepines—or benzos—are routinely given to elderly patients to keep them sedated, but the...

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

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...

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NEWSEat walnuts for a healthy gut

August 11th 2017

The gut plays a pivotal role in our health—as researchers are discovering—and eating walnuts is ...

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NEWSDoctors putting lives at risk by ignoring safety guidelines over heart drugs

July 27th 2017 in Drugs

Doctors are putting lives at risk by going against safety guidelines and are routinely prescribing a...

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NEWSA cup of coffee a day adds three months to your life

July 12th 2017 in Ageing health, Diabetes

Drinking a cup of coffee every day could help you live a little longer. The protective effects of th...

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NEWSAspirin is a bigger killer among the over-75s than everyone thought

June 20th 2017 in Drugs

Older people who are taking aspirin as a just-in-case preventative against heart disease might want ...

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NEWSStop taking aspirin to prevent heart disease—it doesn't work

June 7th 2017

Aspirin is the world's most common just-in-case pill that is supposed to help prevent heart disease...

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The link between gum disease and heart health image

FEATUREThe link between gum disease and heart health

February 2018 (Vol. 28 Issue 11) in Dental, Diabetes, Heart Health

It's been suspected for years that gum problems and heart disease are linked, even that one causes t...

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FEATUREThe new pretender

May 2017 (Vol. 28 Issue 2) in Drugs

A new class of drugs is bringing cholesterol down to unprecedented levels—but it's not saving any ...

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FEATUREReversing Alzheimer’s disease

June 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 3)

These natural remedies may help stave off cognitive decline, says Harald Gaier.

The great statin deception image

FEATUREThe great statin deception

March 2016 (Vol. 26 Issue 12) in Heart Health

We’re all supposed to be popping a cholesterol-lowering statin by the time we’re 60—but new re...

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FEATUREBad-mouthing

February 2016 (Vol. 26 Issue 11) in Diabetes

Evidence increasingly shows that bad teeth and gums may be a major cause of a raft of diseases—fro...

The good food guide to a healthy heart image

FEATUREThe good food guide to a healthy heart

October 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 7) in Diabetes, Drugs, Heart Health

Counting calories-instead of focusing on the quality of the food we eat-won't help us beat the epide...

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FEATUREHow to mend a broken heart

February 2015 (Vol. 25 Issue 11) in Drugs, Heart Health

Many of the drugs prescribed for various forms of heart disease in fact worsen what they're trying to cure

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FEATUREPreventing stroke

May 2014 (Vol. 25 Issue 2) in Diabetes, Drugs, Heart Health

QI have recently suffered a 'mini-stroke', or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

A change of heart image

FEATUREA change of heart

March 2014 (Vol. 24 Issue 12) in Diabetes, Drugs

What is high blood pressure? Medicine keeps moving the goalposts intrying to define unsafe levels, p...

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FEATUREAspirin in the balance

February 2014 (Vol. 24 Issue 11) in Drugs

Many of us take an aspirin a day as a 'just-in-case'remedy

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