Heart

Dark chocolate strengthens the heart

Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to a new…

So-called ‘good cholesterol’ increases risk of early death

People with high levels of ‘good cholesterol’ have a higher mortality rate than people with normal levels, according to new…

New scanning method detects heart problems before symptoms appear

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new imaging method to provide an early warning of coronary artery…

Struggling to lose weight? ‘Maintain, don’t gain’ to avoid heart failure

Gaining weight – even a small amount – may alter the structure and function of heart muscle, according to a…

Common heartburn drug ‘killing thousands every year’

Commonly prescribed heartburn drugs could raise the risk of an early death, according to a new study by the Washington…

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Diagrams of the heart etc.

Physical stress ‘more dangerous’ for the hearts of men

Physical stress is more damaging to the heart than emotional stress, according to a new study by the German Centre…

Could an annual injection be a viable alternative to statins?

An Austrian pharmaceutical company has developed a vaccine that could immunise people against high levels of cholesterol, according to new…

Older aspirin users are three times more likely to experience ‘fatal bleeds’

Older people who take aspirin following stroke or heart attack are at risk of major bleeds, according to a new…

How healthy is it to be ‘fat but fit’?

‘No such thing as “fat but fit”, major study finds,’ ran the headline in the Guardian. The BBC report was…

Marriage is good for your health, large study suggests

Married people have better general health than those who are single, according to research at Aston Medical School in Birmingham.…